Nitrogen Inerting Technology

Life safety and fire loss is at risk when a sprinkler system is impaired by build-up of corrosion. Leaks in your system cause water damage, repair costs, and business interruption. Engineered Corrosion Solutions (ECS) invented nitrogen inerting technology for the fire sprinkler industry.

Oxygen is the primary cause of corrosion. In wet fire sprinkler systems, nitrogen inerting removes oxygen, preventing corrosion. For dry and preaction fire sprinkler systems, nitrogen inerting removes warm, moist oxygen (water), preventing corrosion. By removing the oxygen using nitrogen inerting equipment, further corrosion and leaks are eliminated. 

For new systems, install a nitrogen inerting system to prevent corrosion. For existing systems, start with an assessment of your facility to determine the level of risk and extent of corrosion damage. Through the Assessment Corrosion Program you will be provided with immediate recommendations for remediation as well as a Corrosion Management Strategy. A Corrosion Management Strategy is not just equipment, it is a total systems approach to managing corrosion in fire sprinkler systems.

With the proper Corrosion Management Strategy, you can eliminate leaks in your sprinkler system due to corrosion. Life safety and fire loss are no longer at risk. Business interruption, repair costs, and water damage are eliminated.

ECS - White Papers
Using Nitrogen Gas to Remove Corrosive Gases from Fire Sprinkler Water
MIC is NOT the Primary Cause of Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems
6 Reasons Why Chemical Corrosion Inhibitors Should NOT be Used in Water Based Fire Sprinkler Systems
Managing Fire Sprinkler System Risk in a Mission Critical Data Center Setting
6 Reasons Galvanized Piping Should NOT be Used in Dry and Preaction Fire Sprinkler Systems
Monitoring Corrosion in Water Based Fire Sprinkler Systems

ECS - Case Studies
Galvanized Pipe versus Black Steel
Weld Seam Corrosion

ECS - Frequently Asked Questions
Dry and Preaction Pipe Nitrogen Inerting (DPNI) - FAQ
Wet Pipe Nitrogen Inerting (WPNI) - FAQ

For an assessment of your facility or for more information, please contact us .