Question 19 (Textile Engineering & Fibre Science)
Compounds based on combination of nitrogen and phosphorous are used as
|(A)||Water proofing agents|
Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs
What is the difference between flame retardant and fire resistant?
Flame retardant and fire-resistant are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they refer to two different properties related to a material’s ability to withstand fire.
Flame retardant refers to a material that has been treated with chemicals or other substances to slow down or prevent the spread of fire. Flame retardants work by disrupting the chemical reactions that occur when a material burns, either by producing gases that dilute the oxygen in the air, or by forming a protective char layer that insulates the material from the heat. Flame retardants are often used in products such as clothing, upholstery, and electronics to reduce the risk of fire and improve safety.
Fire-resistant, on the other hand, refers to a material that is inherently resistant to catching fire or burning. Fire-resistant materials are able to withstand exposure to fire and high temperatures without igniting or sustaining combustion. Examples of fire-resistant materials include certain types of building materials, such as concrete and steel, as well as specialty fabrics and textiles designed for use in high-temperature environments, such as firefighting gear.
In summary, flame retardant materials have been treated to reduce the spread of fire, while fire-resistant materials are inherently resistant to catching fire or burning.