The purpose of this course is to give participants an overview of how the fire protection industry and fire sprinklers specifically are affected by corrosion. We conclude this presentation with a review of data gathered from ongoing experiments that offer real world results from sprinklers installed in seaside environments. We will specifically discuss the following:
- Types of corrosion as it relates to fire sprinklers.
- Functional vs aesthetic corrosion.
- External vs internal corrosion.
- Relative information in NFPA standards 13 and 25.
- UL and FM requirements for corrosion resistance.
- Optional coatings and materials.
- A review of experimental data from actual installations.
- How to identify signs and types of corrosion.
- Understand NFPA requirements for installation and replacement of sprinklers when corrosion is present.
- Understand similarities and differences between listing agencies in regard to corrosion resistance.
- Create an awareness of the available coatings and finishes available in the marketplace.
- Obtain data on the actual performance of those finishes in real life applications
1 Hour Continuing Education
Instructor: George Nicola
The lessons are set to a minimum time but you can take as much time as you need beyond that. Don’t rush through the material in the lessons and feel free to take notes.
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