Fire Cap™

passive fire blocking system


open flame protection


enhanced mission survibability


multiple applications


KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Reactive thermal protection from persistent extreme heat source
  • Applicable to both metal and plastic surfaces.
  • Provides superior corrosion and abrasion protection.
  • Tenacious adhesion for long-term service.
  • Available in various colors.
  • CARC paintable

ABSTRACT

Increased emphasis is being placed on fire protection technology in connection with vehicle survivability on the battlefield. The Fire Cap™ heat shielding system is a passive technology designed specifically for heat and flame-exposed surfaces, including fuel cells and critical structural substrates. The Fire Cap™ system is an effective and economical technology that provides the user life-saving time when exposed to extreme persistent heat or flames.

APPLICATION

The Fire Cap™ heat shielding system has various applications due to its ability to perform as an insulator, keeping the heat from transferring to the vessel from the outside. Common uses have been seen in the following:

  • Fuel tanks
  • Wheel wells
  • Structural support beams

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

COMPONENT

Can be used on several types of targeted surfaces:

  • Structural Steel Columns and Beams
  • Divisions and Decks
  • Piping and Valves
  • Vessels
  • Wiring and Actuators

TECHNOLOGY

The Fire Cap™ heat shielding system is designed to passively protect the fuel cell from a persistent 2500°F flame for up to 20 minutes. Its ability to withstand this direct flame and heat allows adequate time for other automated and/or manual methods to extinguish the direct threat. For example, by protecting the vehicle fuel tank from extreme heat, like a pool or tire fire, the vehicle is able to continue mission, where an exposed fuel cell would create a critical hazard for explosion, and endanger the vehicle and crew.

 

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