Sprinkler systems unavoidably leak and corrode over time. Learn when to repair or replace your system, and when to consider a nitrogen-based system instead.
There have been many misconceptions over the years as to what causes corrosion in a fire sprinkler system. There are three main misconceptions: bad water, bad pipes, or microbiologically-induced corrosion (MIC).
When oxygen interacts with water and metal inside a fire sprinkler system, it causes corrosion, which can lead to expensive repairs and a malfunctioning sprinkler system. In order to resolve this problem and prevent corrosion, oxygen must be removed.
Corrosion in a sprinkler system can be a building owner’s worst nightmare, especially if it is not properly addressed. Read on to dispel five myths about corrosion.