Original Article
  • Development of Eco-friendly Basalt Fiber-reinforced Furan-based Composite Material with Improved Fire and Flame Retardants for Shipbuilding and Offshore Pipe Insulation Cover
  • Dong-Jun Kwon*, Hyoung-Seock Seo**†

  • * Gyeongsang National University, Department of Materials Engineering and Convergence Technology
    ** University of Ulsan, School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

  • 조선해양 파이프 단열재 커버 적용을 위한 내화/난연 성능을 갖는 친환경 바잘트섬유 강화 퓨란계 복합재료 개발 연구
  • 권동준* · 서형석**†

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As interest in the eco-friendly ships and lightweight equipment is increasing in the shipbuilding and marine industry, composite materials are applied to equipment such as pipes. In this study, a basalt fiber reinforced furan composite (BFC), an eco-friendly material, was manufactured to apply the pipe insulation cover that requires environment-friendly and heat/flame retardant performance. An optimization study of post-curing conditions of BFC was conducted, and experiments and analysis were performed on mechanical strength, heat/flame retardant properties, and affinity properties. Finally, as a result of the study BFC material is proved to be a good candidate to apply pipe insulation cover

조선해양산업에서 친환경 선박 및 경량화 기자재에 관한 관심이 높아짐에 따라 파이프 등의 기자재에 복합재료를 적용하고 있다. 본 연구에서는 친환경 및 내열/난연 성능을 요구하는 파이프 단열재 커버에 적용하기 위해 친환경 소재인 바잘트 섬유강화 퓨란복합재료(BFC, basalt fiber reinforced furan composite)를 제조하였다. BFC 소재의 낮은 물성을 강화시키기 위해 후경화 조건의 최적화 연구를 수행하였고, BFC 소재의 기계적강도, 내열/난연 특성 강화, 친화경 특성에 대한 실험과 평가를 진행하였다. 최종적으로 연구 결과 조선해양기자재인 파이프 단열재 커버에 BFC 소재의 적용이 가능함을 확인하였다

Keywords: 퓨란수지(Furan resin), 바잘트섬유(Basalt fiber), 파이프 단열재 커버(Pipe insulation cover)

This Article

Correspondence to

  • Hyoung-Seock Seo
  • University of Ulsan, School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

  • E-mail: seohs@ulsan.ac.kr