Tests

Introduction
Thermal protection boards
Pre-qualification tests
Tests
Gas tempertures
Thermal protection and spalling
Heat release rate
Radiation levels near fire
Results and behaviour on the PROMATECT®-T lining
Conclusions
Participants

In total four tests were performed with a fire in a semi-trailer set-up. In three tests mixtures of different chosen cellulose and plastic materials were used, and in one test a “real” commodity consisting of furniture and fixtures was used. In all tests the mass ratio was approximately 80% cellulose and 20% plastic.

A polyester tarpaulin covered the cargo.

Test nr.
Description of the fire load
Target
Total weight
(kg)
Theoretical calorific energy (GJ)
Mass ratio
of plastic
1 360 wood pallets measuring 1200 x 800 x 150 mm,
20 wood pallets measuring 1200 x 1000 x 150 mm
74 PE plastic pallets measuring 1200 x 800 x 150 mm

32 wood pallets and 6 PE pallets
10911
240
18%
2 216 wood pallets and 240 PUR mattresses
measuring 1200 x 800 x 150 mm
20 wood pallets and 20 PUR matresses
6853
129
18%
3 Furniture and fixtures (tightly packed plastic and wood cabinet doors, upholstered PUR arm rest, upholstered sofas, stuffed animals, potted plant (plastic), toy house of wood, plastic toys), 10 large rubber tyres (800 kg)
Upholsered sofa and arm rest
8500
152
18%
(tyres not included)
4 600 corrugated paper cartons with interiors (600 mm x 400 mm x 500 mm; L x W x H) and 15% of total mass of unexpanded polystyrene (PS) cups (18000 cups) and 40 wood pallets (1200 x 1000 x 150 mm)
4 wood pallets
and 40 cartons with PS cups
(1800 cups)
3120
67
19%


Test 1


evaluation of combustible products in tunnel
combustible material
 
combustible material for test fire development in tunnel
combustible material

tunnel testing fire resistant boards
fire development after 5 minutes
 
fire stopping products in tunnel
fire development after 30 minutes


Test 2


scheme of fire test in tunnel
combustible material
 
test fire resistance
combustible material

testing fire and safety in tunnel
fire development after 5 minutes
 
real test, fire in tunnel
fire development after 30 minutes


Test 3


combustible material for fire testing
combustible material
 
combustible material for fire testing in tunnel
combustible material

fire development in tunnel after 5 minutes
fire development after 5 minutes
 
fire development in tunnel after 5 minutes
fire development after 30 minutes


Test 4


fire resistant system tested in tunnel
combustible material
 
combustible material for fire test
combustible material

fire test in tunnel
fire development after 30 minutes
 
fire development in tunnel
fire development after 5 minutes

 


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A report containing the set-up of the tests, the recordings of the data and the interpretation of the results was issued by Uptun, TNO and our company.

The report also contains a cd-rom with all the pictures and video’s of the set-up and the fire tests, as well as all the technical/scientifical papers.