Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC and Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC Reach License Agreement
St. Louis, MO February 15, 2018, Engineered Corrosion Solutions and Potter Electric Signal Company announce a license agreement for Potter to practice the use of ECS patents 9,186,533 and 9,144,700, which disclose the use of a nitrogen generator with a vent on dry pipe and preaction fire sprinkler systems.
Nitrogen Generator used to inhibit corrosion:
The nitrogen generator can be used in place of a conventional air compressor for pressurizing the piping network with nitrogen and
maintaining a “supervisory” or system pressure until the sprinkler system is actuated (e.g., by fire). The vent allows gas, in particular, oxygen displaced by the nitrogen, to exit the piping network while maintaining the system pressure. The nitrogen generator combined with the vent removes trapped air and decreases the concentration of oxygen in the piping network to inhibit corrosion, including microbiologically influenced corrosion (“MIC”) and oxygen cell corrosion.
The agreement allows for Potter to practice the ECS Invention moving forward pursuant to a royalty-bearing license. “Potter is very happy to move forward with this agreement as it solidifies our position in the marketplace and protects Potter’s customers moving forward,” said Sean Heskett, President of Potter’s Sprinkler Monitoring Division.
“We are very pleased with the strategic license partnership with Potter Electric,” said Jeff Kochelek, CEO of Engineered Corrosion Solutions. “Having Potter Electric license the use of ECS intellectual property highlights the importance and strength of the ‘533 and ‘700 patents.”
About Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC is a corrosion consulting firm serving owners, engineers, and fire sprinkler service providers with assessment, analysis, and product solutions to control and monitor corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. ECS delivers corrosion management systems to a diverse client list and Fortune 500 companies throughout the world.
About Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Potter Electric Signal Company (www.pottersignal.com) designs and manufactures a wide variety of mission critical specialty electronic and electromechanical products for the fire safety industry. The company offers the industry’s largest portfolio of sprinkler monitoring devices in addition to designing and manufacturing fire alarm systems and nitrogen based corrosion prevention systems. Potter has multiple office locations within the U.S. and serves its customers across the globe through its offices in UK and China.
Adam Hilton, Vice President of Operations, Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC
Sean Heskett, President, Potter Sprinkler Monitoring Division