STEELPROST

INNOVATIVE FIRE PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR STEEL STRUCTURES

 Coordinatore EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR CONSTRUCTIONAL STEELWORK VERENIGING 

 Organization address address: AVENUE DES OMBRAGES 32
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1200

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Veronique
Cognome: Dehan
Email: send email
Telefono: 3227620429
Fax: 3227620935

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Totale costo 2˙368˙529 €
 EC contributo 1˙871˙649 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2008-2
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME-AG
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-05-01   -   2012-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR CONSTRUCTIONAL STEELWORK VERENIGING

 Organization address address: AVENUE DES OMBRAGES 32
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1200

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Veronique
Cognome: Dehan
Email: send email
Telefono: 3227620429
Fax: 3227620935

BE (BRUXELLES) coordinator 155˙807.50
2    ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA

 Organization address address: CARRETERA DE PAMPLONA 1
city: CORDOVILLA
postcode: 31191

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jesus
Cognome: De Esteban
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 948 421170
Fax: +34 948 421 100

ES (CORDOVILLA) participant 544˙582.50
3    SLOVENSKI GRADBENI GROZD, GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE

 Organization address address: DIMICEVA ULICA 12
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Vladimir
Cognome: Gumilar
Email: send email
Telefono: +3861 2808184
Fax: +3861 28 08 187

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 456˙278.50
4    BERSCH & FRATSCHER GMBH

 Organization address address: SELIGENSTRAEDTER STRASSE
city: KARLSTEIN
postcode: 63791

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Renate
Cognome: Doeppler
Email: send email
Telefono: 490619000000
Fax: 490619000000

DE (KARLSTEIN) participant 188˙409.61
5    ALCEA-AZIENDA LOMBARDA COLORI E AFFINI SRL

 Organization address address: Via Piemonte 18
city: Senago
postcode: 20030

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Massimiliano
Cognome: Gazzola
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 99014420
Fax: +39 02 990 14433

IT (Senago) participant 177˙203.58
6    TALLERES RUIZ S.A.

 Organization address address: POLIGONO LA PORTALADA II C/ LA NEVERA 3
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26006

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Roberto
Cognome: Ruiz Cabeza
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 941 220 887
Fax: +34 941 229 108

ES (LOGRONO) participant 155˙622.92
7    RAZPON PODJETJE ZA PROJEKTIRANJE RAZVOJ INZENIRING IN NADZOR GRADBENIHKONSTRUKCIJ DOO

 Organization address address: POKLJUKARJEVA ULICA 23
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Leon
Cognome: Hladnik
Email: send email
Telefono: +386 16203366
Fax: 38616203369

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 152˙822.92
8    ITRI Innovation Ltd

 Organization address address: Unit 3 Curo Park
city: St Albans
postcode: AL2 2DD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Paul Andrew
Cognome: Cusack
Email: send email
Telefono: 441728000000
Fax: 441728000000

UK (St Albans) participant 17˙045.00
9    TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL

 Organization address address: CALLE MIGUEL VILLANUEVA 2 6 PISO PUERTA 3
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26001

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfredo
Cognome: Sanchez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34914170457
Fax: 34915563415

ES (LOGRONO) participant 12˙691.00
10    ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A.

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE EUROPA 18
city: ALCOBENDAS
postcode: 28108

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Miguel Angel
Cognome: Paris Torres
Email: send email
Telefono: 34917912065
Fax: 34917912101

ES (ALCOBENDAS) participant 11˙185.47
11    MATHERM SAS

 Organization address address: RUE DE BRESSE 108
city: Villars les Dombes
postcode: 1330

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maryse
Cognome: Buffavand
Email: send email
Telefono: 0033-04 74 98 07 96
Fax: 00 33 04 74 98 07 84

FR (Villars les Dombes) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Current methods to provide fire protection of light steel structures include the nowadays most efficient approach of intumescent paints, which are typically applied on-site on a mounted structure using brushes or spray guns. Such treatments are generally achieved through the preparation of the surface by grit/shot blasting, followed by the application of a primer, and followed by the application of several layers of intumescent coatings. This methodology has a number of drawbacks for a large community of end users, including: a)Drying times of intumescent coatings are very long, resulting in high cost associated to labour, site disruption, and space required for painting; b) As a consequence of those significant costs and burdens, the reality is that many end users, particularly SMEs, end up applying fewer layers than required, uneven or irregular layers, or none at all, breaching therefore current legislation, facing serious penalties and fees and endangering the security of their own installations. The STEELPROST project aims to provide a solution to current surface treatment limitations, by developing a second generation of fire-protective coatings that are: easier to paint on, covering a larger area faster, having improved adhesion and quick drying properties. This will be achieved through 3 core innovations: 1)Development of low cost fire-retardant agents using novel tin-based technology, based on nontoxic halogen-free additives ; 2)Combination of the above fire retardant agents with further nanoparticle additives to confer the paint outstanding adhesion to the metal, and increase abrasion and wear resistance properties; 3)Design and optimisation of a procedure for fast curing of the coating using existing heating source technologies such as infra-red (IR). The proposed technology is expected to reduce steelwork treatment cost in constructional projects on a 25% for on-site applications and 50% for off-site application.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Scientists developed novel fire-protective paints for steel supports with superior technical characteristics at reduced cost. This should boost steel construction, which has been losing ground to concrete in recent years.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Fires can cause damage to steel support structures, leading to collapse in the most severe cases. Application of special fire-retardant (intumescent) paints is the most common protective action, yet it is plagued by difficulties. Among the most prohibitive is the long drying time and application of several layers of paint. Given that treatment is typically done on-site, the result is high labour costs with extended disruption of the work site. Moreover, faulty application leads to potential fines and questionable protection.

EU-funded scientists developed a new generation of protective paints with work on the project 'Innovative fire protective coatings for steel structures' (STEELPROST). The novel formulations are designed to go on easier, stay on better and dry faster for an effective, economical and safe solution.

Lab-scale water-based coatings showed improved fire resistance and lowered intumescent temperature (where the coating puffs-up to form a protective shell around the steel structure). They also exhibited reduced drying times, significant reductions in cost with good mechanical and chemical performance accompanied by minimal smoke generation or toxic gas emission.

Stable intumescent dispersions were manufactured on industrial scale. Formulations were evaluated according to the Eurocodes for structural design (particularly the Structural Fire Engineering Design) to integrate them with advanced engineering criteria.

STEELPROST partners have applied for a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an international agreement for filing of a patent. In addition, they have identified an investment strategy for certification and marketing.

Market statistics demonstrate a decline in the use of steel construction in favour of concrete due to the difficulties associated with fire protection. The large number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that manufacture steel structures for the construction sector stand to benefit tremendously from STEELPROST outcomes.

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