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Evaluating the resistance of some protective fabrics to molten iron.

Authors
Barker-RL; Yener-M
Source
Tex Res J 1981 Aug; 51(8):533-541
NIOSHTIC No.
00119242
Abstract
The behavior of 22 different protective fabrics in resisting heat transfer and thermal disintegration on impact with molten iron (7439896) was investigated. Molten iron was poured onto the fabric from a fixed height and angle of incidence and heat flow through the fabric was measured by an instrumented copper calorimeter located near the impact point. The amount and character of damage to the fabric was subjectively evaluated. There were significant differences in the capacity of various fabrics to resist heat transfer with maximum heat flux values ranging from about 10.5 watts per square centimeter in the case of modacrylic fabric to less than aluminized fabrics deflected the heat particularly well and were judged to be least damaged following impact with the molten iron. The authors suggest that the performance of a fabric in a controlled splash test is related to measurable properties such as the fabric's weight or thickness, air permeability, and flammability.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Protective-materials; Materials-testing; Protective-clothing; Flammability-tests; Fire-resistant-materials
Contact
Textile Materials & Management North Carolina State Univ Box 5006 Raleigh, N C 27650
CODEN
TRJOA9
CAS No.
7439-89-6
Publication Date
19810801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
61526.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-01431
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0040-5175
Source Name
Textile Research Journal
State
NC
Performing Organization
North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
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