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Document ID (ISN)60196
CIS number 93-972
ISBN(s) 0-11-882061-3
Year 1992
Convention or series no. OTI 92 590
Author(s)
Steel Construction Institute
Title The use of alternative materials in the design and construction of blast and fire resistant structures
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 154p. Illus. 10 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract This report is one of a series addressing general issues relevant to blast and fire engineering for offshore structures. The current use of alternative materials to steels in explosion and fire resistant structures is reviewed; in particular, glass fibre reinforced plastics and aluminium. The major suppliers and manufacturers are identified, along with brief descriptions of their existing and proprietary explosion and fire resistant products. Technical details regarding fundamental material properties and design approaches have been collated and existing design codes and regulations are reviewed. Definitions and glossary of terms.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; building materials; offshore oil extraction; explosion-proof construction; fire resisting structures
Descriptors (secondary) glass fibre reinforced plastics; aluminium; glossary; questionnaire survey; stainless steel
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Explosions