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Codes for Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems

How Do Current Codes and Standards Address Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems? Fire sprinkler system leaks caused by corrosion are almost exclusively the result of simple oxygen corrosion. Interior and unprotected exterior surfaces of the steel sprinkler piping will rust and corrode in the presence of water and oxygen. Historically, the standard approach to addressing…

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Announcing License Agreement for use of ECS Patents

Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC and Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC Reach License Agreement St. Louis, MO February 15, 2018, Engineered Corrosion Solutions and Potter Electric Signal Company announce a license agreement for Potter to practice the use of ECS patents 9,186,533 and 9,144,700, which disclose the use of a nitrogen generator with a vent on…

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The Evolving Fire Sprinkler Industry

Prevent dry pipe fire sprinkler system corrosion-related leaks Every industry is constantly changing including the fire protection industry. There was a time when the name “Atari” was synonymous with top-of-the-line gaming. Atari was born in 1972, just before the creation of the first microprocessor-based PC.  The industry has undergone dramatic changes since that first gaming…

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The Benefits of Venting Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems

Fire Sprinkler Vent The engineers at ECS know if you eliminate 50% of trapped gas in a system corrosion activity will be reduced by 50%. ECS has pioneered the use of a fire sprinkler vent for wet pipe fire sprinkler systems. The original purpose of air vents was to reduce internal oxygen corrosion caused by excessive gas…

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Fill and Purge Breathing Cycle

One of the most common questions regarding our dry pipe nitrogen inerting technology is about the location of our oxygen removal vent. How can we install our vent in the riser room while others can’t? Fill and purge breathing is how! Fill And Purge Breathing ECS accomplishes the goal of removing oxygen from dry pipe…

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Nitrogen Generators Shipped Fast

  The ECS Advantage – We Ship nitrogen-generators-fast Here at ECS, we are constantly told by our fire sprinkler contracting customers that one of their most favored aspects of Engineered Corrosion Solutions is our direct sales model. It allows them to interact directly with ECS project engineers without involvement or delay from a third-party distributor. We take…

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ECS Nitrogen Generators UL Listed 508A Control Panels

ST. LOUIS, MO August 1, 2017 – Engineered Corrosion Solutions LLC (ECS), the de facto standard in fire sprinkler corrosion control, is proud to announce that the ECS Protector line of nitrogen generators is now certified as a UL 508A Listed Control Panel. Underwriters Laboratories developed Approval Standard 508A to provide criteria for products utilizing…

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USPTO Confirms Validity of ECS Patent

ST. LOUIS, MO  May 22, 2017 – On May 10, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) confirmed the validity of U.S. Patent 9,144,700 entitled “Fire Protection Systems Having Reduced Corrosion” directed to the Dry Pipe Nitrogen Inerting technology of Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC. ECS Patent In May 2016, the USPTO agreed to review…

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Eliminating Sprinkler Ice Plugs in Cold Storage Applications

Sprinkler Ice Plugs Automatic fire sprinkler systems that are used in cold storage freezer installations present unique problems that require specialized design considerations regarding corrosion and potential ice plug obstructions. Historically, fire sprinkler designs for freezers have involved the removal of water content from the pressure maintenance air to prevent ice plugs at the point…

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ILD Honored with Corrosion Innovation Award

ST. LOUIS, MO  March 30, 2017 – Engineered Corrosion Solutions LLC (ECS), is proud to announce that the ECS In-Line Corrosion Detector (ILD) has been awarded the 2017 Corrosion Innovation of the Year. Materials Performance Magazine announced the corrosion innovation award at the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) 2017 International Conference and Exhibition after…

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FM Data Sheet 2-1 Update: Corrosion in Automatic Sprinkler Systems

FM Global recently released a revised Data Sheet 2-1 entitled Corrosion in Automatic Sprinkler Systems. It has been approximately 15 years since the previous release and the new Data Sheet provides fundamentally different recommendations regarding the management of corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. While the previous data sheet focused primarily on Microbiologically Influcenced Corrosion (MIC),…

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MIC vs Oxygen Corrosion in Sprinkler Systems

The article “Setting the Record Straight: MIC vs Oxygen Corrosion” appears in the November 2016 issue of FPC Magazine. The goal of Dry Pipe Nitrogen Inerting (DPNI) in dry and preaction fire sprinkler systems is to first purge the oxygen-rich air from the piping and second to eliminate the future introduction of oxygen gas into…

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