Accession Number : ADA302316

Title :   Fire Performance of Three Wired Glazed Window Assemblies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Aug 93,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Parker, Arthur J.

PDF Url : ADA302316

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : Three window assemblies, described herein, were tested in accordance with the standard procedures outlined in IMO Res. A.517 (13), "Fire Test Procedures for A', B' and F Class Divisions." The primary purpose of performing these tests was to determine the radiative heat flux and temperature measurements on the surface of the bulkhead when subjected to fire conditions. In all three tests, the wire glass melted and fell out of the test frame prior to the end of the 60-minute fire exposure period. The peak heat flux recorded from the unexposed surface of the assemblies was approximately 48 kW/sq m with cumulative fluxes at 37 minutes of approximately 60 MJ/sq m. Indicated surface temperatures on the panes approached 750 deg C, while the steel framework showed surface temperatures of approximately 550 deg C. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WINDOWS, *HEAT FLUX, *FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, *FIRE RESISTANCE, PEAK VALUES, WIRE, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, TRANSDUCERS, FIRES, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, BULKHEADS, MELTING POINT, THERMAL RADIATION, COAST GUARD SHIPS, RADIANT HEATING, GLAZES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE