Fire Performance of Shipboard Electronic Space Materials
Memorandum rept. 30 Sep-1 Oct 2005
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Compartment-scale tests were conducted to evaluate the fire performance of typical cables, false deck panels, and thermalacoustic insulation panels found in electronic spaces such as CIC on DDG-51 class destroyers. Cable fires were ignited by combinations of simulated short circuits and external spray fires, and the progress of the fires was monitored. It was found that modern electronic space materials are remarkably resistant to ignition and tend to be self-extinguishing. Compartment temperatures were found to be survivable, but the atmosphere was seriously degraded due to production of smoke and toxic gases and to oxygen depletion.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering