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The fire resistance rating of structural steel sections can be increased in several ways by applying fire insulation systems. It is possible to use suspended ceilings, vertical screens as well as protection applied to steel members. Experimental and numerical studies have been performed to assess the influence of various parameters such as the shape of the steel sections, the possible clearance between boards and steel, and the use of intumescent paints on the heating of steel. Simple rules are given to take into account these influences. Information is also provided on the use of future European standards to evaluate the effectiveness of fire protection systems and to make assessments of test results to provide the necessary data to be used when considering Eurocodes for structural fire design. Additionally, some aspects are covered when dealing, for example, with the application of box protections or a calculation procedure for stickability.

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Authors: KRUPPA J, Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Métallique, Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse (FR);TWILT L, TNO BOUW, Delft (NL);WESCHE J, Studiengesellschaft Stahlanwendungen eV, Düsseldorf (DE);COOKE G, Building Research Establishment Fire Research Station, Borehamwood (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17987 EN (1998) 137pp., ECU 23.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3281-3
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