Multilayered Fire Protection System

materials and coatings
Multilayered Fire Protection System (LAR-TOPS-212)
New heat retardant materials based on vehicle reentry thermal protection systems
NASA Langley has developed a flexible, light weight and portable thermal protection system. The flexible thermal protection systems are multilayer thermal blankets that are designed to handle external temperatures of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Flight tests clearly demonstrate how these new heat retardant materials can protect from the extreme conditions. This system creates an environment for protecting equipment, facilities, and people from a high intensity incident heat source, such as a fire. The system can be formed as a sleeping bag, a tent, a blanket, a vertical barrier, a curtain, a flexible rollup doorway, or a wrap.

The Technology
The Multilayered Fire Protection system uses technology from the space craft flexible heat shield for future planetary missions. By optimizing this material for the fire environment, utilizing heat shield test methods, and experimenting with different materials, the NASA team developed a multilayered fire protection system. This system includes an outer textile layer which reflects over 90 percent of the radiant heat, an insulated layer which protects against convective heat and hot gases, and a non-porous film layer which is a gas barrier layer.
CHIEFS Material
  • Light weight
  • Withstanding temperatures up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Portable
  • Prevents the transfer of heat
  • Flexible
  • Safe

  • Insulation for walls
  • Fire containment
  • Insulation for flammable trailers cargo
  • Vertical barrier
  • Personal emergency fire shelter
  • Blanket
  • Protecting property
  • Fire protection system for apartments
Technology Details

materials and coatings
LAR-18403-1 LAR-18835-1
Convective Heating Improvement for Emergency Fire Shelters - Composition and Performance of Fire Shelter Concepts at Close-Out. Joshua M. Fody, Kamran Daryabeigi, Walter E. Bruce III, John M. Wells, Mary E. Wusk, and Anthony M. Calomino, and Steve D. Miller. NASA/TM2018-219813.

The Development of a Thermally Enhanced Emergency Fire Shelter. Joshua M. Fody, Anthony M. Calomino, Kamran Daryabeigi, Walter E. Bruce III, John M. Wells, Mary E. Wusk, and, Stephen D. Miller. 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems ICES-2017-77, 16-20 July 2017, Charleston, South Carolina.

NASA's Wildfire Monitoring and Protection Technology Webinar You Tube.

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