Fire Endurance of Aluminum and Steel Hatch Covers.
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN
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The fire resistance of aluminum and steel hatch covers was compared in full-scale fire tests. The tests were conducted on the deck of TV A.E. WATTS at the U.S. Coast Guard Fire and Safety Test Detachment, Mobile, Alabama. Five hatch covers were placed in a 1000 square foot 90 sq m fire which burned for 30 minutes. Two of these were steel and the other three were aluminum. Flame temperatures reached 1922 F 1050C during the test. The aluminum hatch covers had melted within 17 minutes of igniting the fire while the steel covers remained intact throughout. Author
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Safety Engineering