Over time, the pipework for automatic fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrant systems corrode and while they may look ok on the outside, on the inside there could be a blockage, leak or flood waiting to happen.
The early signs of severe corrosion are pinhole leaks in pipes, excessive rust accumulating in strainers and a degradation in the available water pressure and flow performance. In automatic fire sprinkler systems, or fire hydrant systems, there are four common forms of corrosion; rust, oxidation, electrolysis and galvanic corrosion.
There are FOUR tests we employ to determine the early signs and extent of corrosion in fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrant systems. By registering your interest we will send you a SELF ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST about fire sprinkler & hydrant system corrosion and how it can be identified, monitored and fixed!
One way to think about corrosion is like atherosclerosis (associated with heart disease), where the water for a fire sprinkler system in the pipe is like the blood in our arteries.
Atherosclerosis refers to the is a narrowing of the arteries caused up by a buildup of plaque comprising; fats, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in and on your artery walls. This plaque can restrict blood flow or worse can burst, triggering a blood clot.
This corrosion is like the atherosclerosis of the sprinkler or hydrant system and comprises the excessive accumulation of rust within the pipe. Like atherosclerosis, this rust can be unseen until it is too late.
In a fire sprinkler or hydrant system, over time (years) sprinkler and hydrant pipes corrode (it is inevitable), caused by one of FIVE a combination of dissolved oxygen in the water coming in contact with the pipe (typically carbon steel or galvanised steel) or Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion ("MIC").
If you have observed or experienced any of the following symptoms, then maybe you need Firewize to conduct a free no obligation assessment of of your automatic fire sprinkler, fire hydrant, fire hose reel, pumps or water storage tanks;
If any of these are true for you, register your interest by filling in the form. You will then be given the opportunity to book a call with one of our lead consultants who will help guide you through our 7 step discovery process.