ECS Introduces First FM Approved Nitrogen Generators for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Posted by Experts in Nitrogen Generators and Automatic Air Vents on Feb 4, 2016 2:45:11 AM

FM Approved Nitrogen Generator Eliminates Corrosion in Fire Protection Systems

 February 4, 2016 – Engineered Corrosion Solutions LLC (ECS), the de facto standard in fire sprinkler corrosion control, is proud to announce that the ECS Protector line of nitrogen generators is now FM Approved. Factory Mutual developed Product Standard 1035 to provide approval criteria for nitrogen generators used in dry pipe and preaction fire protection systems. The ECS nitrogen generators are the first FM Approved Nitrogen Generator systems available to the fire sprinkler industry.

ECS pioneered the use of nitrogen generators in fire sprinkler systems over seven years ago. Nitrogen generators provide pressurized supervisory nitrogen gas to the fire sprinkler system to prevent interior pipe corrosion related to oxidation of the steel piping material. Over the past several years the demand and industry acceptance of nitrogen generators for dry pipe and preaction fire sprinkler systems has grown significantly as other methods of corrosion control have proven to be ineffective, hazardous, and cost prohibitive. ECS nitrogen generators are part of a patented nitrogen inerting system that provides complete oxygen removal within 14 days.

“The ECS Nitrogen Generator has always been the technology leader for nitrogen-based corrosion control in fire sprinkler systems and we are thrilled that we can now offer customers a solution approved by a global leader in certification and approval that assures a product has been objectively tested and conforms to the highest national and international standards,” said Jeff Kochelek, CEO of Engineered Corrosion Solutions. “With a customer base that already heavily utilizes asset protection from Factory Mutual, this was the next logical step for ECS to continue providing world-class risk management against corrosion in fire sprinkler systems for those customers."

In recognizing the value of third-party certification and approval, a diverse offering of ECS nitrogen generators meets the FM approval standard to satisfy customer demand for any application. Approved models include a wall-mount nitrogen generator, skid-mount nitrogen generators, and stand-alone nitrogen generators.

According to Andrew Loeffelman, Product Engineer at ECS, “Our engineering and production teams really went above and beyond to ensure the approval process was completed without disruption. We knew the importance of bringing an FM approved nitrogen generator to market and the new standard challenged us to further enhance our equipment to the benefit of our customers.”

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Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC is a corrosion risk mitigation consulting firm serving owners, engineers, and the fire protection industry with assessment, analysis, and product solutions to control corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. Since a sprinkler system leak can destroy millions of dollars in product or shut a client’s business down, it is imperative to stop corrosion before pipe failures develop. ECS has delivered hundreds of systems to eliminate corrosion to a diverse client list which includes dozens of Fortune 500 companies in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please contact or call 314-432-1377.