Measurement of Flash Points of Epoxy Resin Solutions by Using Additives

첨가제 사용에 의한 Epoxy Resin 용액의 인화점 측정

  • Ha, Dong-Myeong (Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Semyung University)
  • 하동명 (세명대학교 보건안전공학과)
  • Published : 2007.06.30

Abstract

The knowledge of the flash point of the various liquid substances is required because of process safety and control in industrial fire protection. The epoxy resin is one of versatile resins that has wide selection of using curing agents and additives to achieve various applications such as coatings, adhesives, interior materials, reinforced plastics and electrical insulation. In this study, the lower flash points for p-xylene+epoxy resin, o-xylene+epoxy resin and n-butanol+epoxy resin systems were measured by using Pensky-Martens closed cup tester. The lower flash points for p-xylene+epoxy resin, o-xylene+epoxy resin and n-butanol+epoxy resin systems rapidly increased 80wt%, 90wt% and 95wt% of epoxy resin concentration, respectively. This results serve as a guide to estimate flash point of any epoxy resin solution.

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