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Intumescent Coating and Fire Protection of Steel Structures



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ISBN 9781032263564
April 20, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
224 Pages 192 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Intumescent Coating and Fire Protection of Steel Structures establishes the thermo insulation characteristics of intumescent coating under various fire and hydrothermal aging circumstances and shows how to predict the temperature elevation of steel structures protected with intumescent coatings in fires for avoiding structural damage.

Introduced are the features and applications of intumescent coatings for protecting steel structures against fire. The constant effective thermal conductivity is defined and employed to simplify the quantification for the thermo-resistance of intumescent coatings. An experimental investigation into the hydrothermal aging effects on insulative properties of intumescent coatings is presented, as well as the influence of topcoat on insulation and aging of intumescent coatings. Also described is a practical method for calculating the temperature of the protected steel structures with intumescent coatings in order to evaluate the fire safety of a structure.

The book suits fire and structural engineers, as well as researchers and students concerned with the protection of steel structures.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to intumescent coatings.  2. Determining the thermal resistance of intumescent coatings.  3. Behaviour of intumescent coatings under large space fire.  4. Behaviour of intumescent coatings exposed to localized fire.  5. Hydrothermal aging effects on insulative properties of intumescent coatings.  6. Influence of topcoat on insulation and anti-aging performance of intumescent coatings.  7. Predicting temperatures of steel substrates with intumescent coatings under non-uniform fire heating condition. 

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Biography

Guo-Qiang Li is a professor of structural engineering at Tongji University, China, director of the Research Centre of the Education Ministry of China for Steel Construction and director of the National Research Centre of China for Pre-fabrication Construction.

Ling-Ling Wang is an associate professor of Structural Engineering at Huaqiao University, China.

Qing Xu is an assistant professor of structural engineering at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China.

Jun-Wei Ge is a Product Manager at AkzoNobel Marine, Protective & Yacht Coatings in China.