AGF Manufacturing Inc., which provides fire-sprinkler solutions for self-storage and other commercial industries, has developed two models of Corrinsite Corrosion Monitors to address the increase of corrosion-related failures in wet and dry fire-protection systems. The monitoring tool is designed to measure wall loss under real-world conditions.
“Corrosion is a continuous and virtually unstoppable process. It can cost millions in damages and disable safety equipment, and put lives at risk,” stated an AGF press release. “Unchecked corrosion can develop into major failures that lead to greater overall damage and higher overall cost. Early detection is critical to fast response and allows for more effective intervention method.”
Corrinsite monitors are designed to reveal hidden corrosion problems in any fire-protection system. Incorporated directly into a sprinkler’s piping system, the monitor is subject to the same conditions as the pipe. As the pipe corrodes, the monitor corrodes. When the monitor corrodes beyond its limit, moisture penetrates the sealed chamber and transforms the white sight glass to a fluorescent orange color, indicating a corrosion problem and the need for further investigation.
The monitor, which comes in two models and various sizes, is easy to install and maintenance-free, according to the release. The Model 7700 In-Line Pipe Corrosion Monitor is suitable for new construction and retrofitting into existing fire-protection systems. It’s available in schedule 10 or 40, black steel or galvanized pipe. The Model 7800 Mechanical Tee Corrosion Monitor is easily retrofitted into existing fire-protection systems and is available with a painted red or galvanized steel mechanical tee.
Based in Malvern, Pa., AGF Manufacturing fabricates specialized products for the fire-protection industry.