There are five approaches to controlling corrosion in any industrial application.
There are generally five approaches to controlling corrosion in any industrial application:
- Corrosion-resistant metallurgy
- Use of plastics
- Chemical corrosion control
- Internal coatings on the metal piping
- Removal of the corrosive gas – ECS recommended
In the fire sprinkler industry:
- Metallurgy is generally cost-prohibitive (copper, stainless steel)
- The use of plastic pipe is restricted by the code (light hazard, residential occupancies)
- NFPA 13 Installation Guide restricts the use of chemicals to those that can demonstrate compatibility with all fire sprinkler system components
- There is a significant risk of internal coating delamination and the resultant sprinkler plugging in fire sprinkler systems
- Removal of oxygen is the most cost-effective option in the fire sprinkler industry
Learn more about chemical corrosion inhibitors here.