Corrosion can occur within a fire sprinkler system one of two ways. Either the combination of water and oxygen present or microbes found in untreated water that can attack the metal pipes. This can happen anywhere in the system and can be difficult to spot as there are many parts that aren’t seen in a visual inspection. When corrosion occurs the functionality of the sprinklers can be impaired, impacting the safety of your building and occupants.
Keeping your fire sprinkler system well maintained is imperative to preventing corrosion! Davis-Ulmer Fire Protection offers both corrosion testing and maintenance. If you suspect corrosion or if you want to ensure your system is clear, request a quote online today! Corrosion can become a costly issue if not resolved in the early stages and can inhibit the effectiveness of your system if activated.
Wet Pipe System Corrosion Prevention
In order to prevent corrosion in wet pipe sprinkler systems, nitrogen gas is blown into the piping to dilute the oxygen levels before they are filled again with water. This will reduce the amount of oxygen present, decreasing the risk of corrosion.
The water in your pipes, or the pipes themselves can also be treated to reduce the amount of microbes present that can cause damage to the metal. This will reduce the risk of contaminated, stagnant water causing corrosion issues.
Dry Pipe System Corrosion Prevention
Similar to wet pipe systems, dry pipes are also at increased risk of corrosion when oxygen and water is present. Nitrogen can be blown into the pipes to displace oxygen, completely removing it, which will both reduce the risk of corrosion and protect pre-action systems from water accumulation when not active.
Schedule Corrosion Maintenance
Our team of technicians will inspect your system on a regular or as needed basis and perform any required maintenance to ensure your sprinklers are both functional and safe. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment.