Sika Deutschland

Sika Deutschland

Markus Wöhr, Sika Deutschland (soon to be a member of the Sherwin Williams group), explained that FR intumescent coatings combine a blowing agent, carbon source, catalyst, and a binder, and so generate a protective carbon char foam in case of fire. They can be...
Intumescent PIN FRs for decorative wood

Intumescent PIN FRs for decorative wood

Fraunhofer WKI and DTNW Germany launch research into PIN FR intumescent coatings as safer alternative PIN FRs for wood surfaces in building construction. Wood is increasingly used, as a natural and sustainable construction material for buildings and because...
Dirk Long, EPRI

Dirk Long, EPRI

Dirk Long, EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), shared the ESA (Energy Storage Association) target of 100 GW of battery storage in the US electrical grid by 2030, to support grid resilience and roll-out of renewable production (PV, wind) and emphasised that...
Yoon Ko, National Research Council Canada

Yoon Ko, National Research Council Canada

Yoon Ko, National Research Council Canada, further outlined specific fire challenges related to PV installations in buildings. PV systems can ignite because of electrical faults, moisture ingress leading to short-circuits or overheating. Back-sheet and encapsulation...
Alexander Kuchner, CURRENTA Fire Technology

Alexander Kuchner, CURRENTA Fire Technology

Alexander Kuchner, CURRENTA Fire Technology, presented the results of fire testing of photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs. In Europe, roofs are tested and approved for specific scenarios, including external fire impacts. But what happens in this context to already...