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Heat Shield Barrier

A & R TARPAULINS, INC. -

A Japanese company reached out to us to develop a heat shield barrier system that can be used for controlling nuclear power plants during natural disasters. The client needed to protect existing cable trays from high temperatures and fire, because during the Fukushima Daichi plant disaster, the controlling cable systems for the plant were destroyed by the fires, and thus the plant was unable to control its systems. The interior of the heat shield needed to withstand internal temperatures of 120 degrees C to 180 degrees C while the exterior (i.e. the flame exposed side) had to withstand a constant temperature of 1200 degrees C for a time period of up to 4 hours. We accomplished such and extreme requirement by using a combination of proprietary designed flexible ceramic and other materials that we had previously used in our aerospace applications. The assemblies were tested per ISO834 and passed all requirements including bringing down the temperature from 1200 degrees C on the flame exposed side of the assembly to 120 degrees C and 180 degrees C range on the inside of the assembly for a period that exceeded the 4 hour criterion.

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BJC- Washington University Medical Center

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc.

We fabricated and installed a custom triangular plenum (an enclosed space used for airflow) for a medical center building on the exterior corner of the 4th – 7th floor. The temporary air intake ductwork will facilitate drawing cleaner air from above the building due to heavy ground level construction contaminating the air on the lower levels of the work site. The structure is made in sections with 3” square aluminum tubing with necessary trussing. Aluminum tube frame with top and bottom steel inbeds in wall for support to I Beams. The outside panels are Regatta Firesist blue fabric to match their corporate colors.

Flood Barrier

Lindstrand Technologies

We were approached by Flood Sense with the goal of manufacturing a range of inflatable flood defense systems that could be used in domestic and commercial applications. Using our experience in inflatable structures and double wall fabrics Flood Sense looked to us to create a prototype structure for testing with a view to progressing to a full production range of flood defense systems.

Heat Shield Barrier

A & R TARPAULINS, INC. -

A Japanese company reached out to us to develop a heat shield barrier system that can be used for controlling nuclear power plants during natural disasters. The client needed to protect existing cable trays from high temperatures and fire, because during the Fukushima Daichi plant disaster, the controlling cable systems for the plant were destroyed by the fires, and thus the plant was unable to control its systems. The interior of the heat shield needed to withstand internal temperatures of 120 degrees C to 180 degrees C while the exterior (i.e. the flame exposed side) had to withstand a constant temperature of 1200 degrees C for a time period of up to 4 hours. We accomplished such and extreme requirement by using a combination of proprietary designed flexible ceramic and other materials that we had previously used in our aerospace applications. The assemblies were tested per ISO834 and passed all requirements including bringing down the temperature from 1200 degrees C on the flame exposed side of the assembly to 120 degrees C and 180 degrees C range on the inside of the assembly for a period that exceeded the 4 hour criterion.