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CORRinSITE

CORRinSITE

The CORRinSITE is a corrosion monitor for wet, dry, or preaction sprinkler systems and manufactured from the same mild carbon steel as the system's piping. The "plug's"  surface sits at the same depth as the pipe wall and therefore, corrodes at the same rate as the pipe.  When the monitor's plug corrodes beyond its limit, moisture penetrates the sealed chamber and transforms the brilliant white sight glass to a fluorescent orange color indicating a corrosion problem and a need for further pipe inspection.  

The CORRinSITE was developed in response to the increase of corrosion related failures in both wet and dry fire protection systems. CORRinSITE, available in an in-line pipe and mechanical tee, provides a simple to install, maintenance-free, and inexpensive method to monitor for hidden corrosion problems in any fire protection system.

Frequently Asked Questions

NFPA 13 - 2010 Edition - Water Supplies (23.1.5.2) 
Water supplies and environmental conditions shall be evaluated for conditions that contribute to unusual corrosive properties.  Where conditions are found that contribute to unusual corrosive properties, the owner(s) shall notify the sprinkler installer and a plan shall be developed to treat the system using one of the following methods:
1 - Install a water pipe that is corrosion resistant
2 - Treat all water that enters the system using an approved corrosion inhibitor
3 - Implement an approved plan for monitoring the interior conditions of the pipe at established intervals and locations
4 - Install corrosion monitoring station and monitor at established intervals

 

 

CORRinSITE

Corrosion Monitors