The flammability of aerogel and PCM coated cotton fabric for firefighter's garment

Shaid, A, Wang, L and Padhye, R 2016, 'The flammability of aerogel and PCM coated cotton fabric for firefighter's garment', in Yi Li, Rajiv Padhye (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium in Conjunction with the 6th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (TBIS-APCC 2016), Melbourne, Australia, 12-16 July 2016, pp. 61-68.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title The flammability of aerogel and PCM coated cotton fabric for firefighter's garment
Author(s) Shaid, A
Wang, L
Padhye, R
Year 2016
Conference name TBIS-APCC 2016
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 12-16 July 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 9th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium in Conjunction with the 6th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (TBIS-APCC 2016)
Editor(s) Yi Li, Rajiv Padhye
Publisher Binary Information Press, Textile Bioengineering and lnformatics Society
Place of publication Hong Kong, China
Start page 61
End page 68
Total pages 8
Abstract The use of phase change material (PCM) in fire fighter's protective gear is a growing interest. However the most suitable PCM used are petroleum derived and flammable. In current approach nanoporous silica aerogel was used in conjunction of PCM to improvise its flame protection capability. Fabric samples were coated with/without aerogel or PCM and the ease of ignition of coated samples was investigated. It has been found that incorporation of aerogel provides better heat resistance, reduces ignition and slows down the flame propagation. Finally the air permeability of the samples was also analysed and found that Aerogel has negative impact on air permeability of the coated fabric.
Subjects Textile Technology
Keyword(s) PCM
Aerogel
Ignition
Protection
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