PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION AND PROTECTION AGAINST CARBONIZATION OF CONCRETE
ABOUT THE STRUCTFIRE RESEARCH PROJECT
Objective of project is to create coatings, that combine benefits of existing coatings with the important additional property of fire protection and protection of concrete carbonation.
STRUCTFIRE is a funded research project in the field of “Development of coating materials, coatings, films, e.g. nanocomposites of superhydrophobic materials, for the protection of visible metal elements, constructions and works of cultural heritage”.
StructFire II has been granted a total budget of €247.851,88
The total duration of the project is estimated to be 30 months.
The aim of the project is
To modify the physicochemical characteristics of the materials under investigation, which have proven fire-retardant and carbonation-preventing properties, in order to be integrated as a coating material, giving protection to internal and external structural surfaces (concrete, metal and wood). The use of new coating products will contribute to the protection of important construction projects.
The individual objectives of the project are:
- increase of the useful space of construction works.
- reducing cost of fire protection and carbonation by using paint instead of drywall boards.
- minimization of risk of failure of fire protection materials (plasterboard systems), since the application of a single layer of coating will offer the possibility of universal control during application.
- increase of working life of concrete structures, by protecting them against carbonation.