As the world’s leading expert on corrosion science for water-based fire sprinkler systems, we created ECS University (ECSU) to educate individuals in the fire sprinkler industry like you. We provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fight corrosion, along with managing the changes and developments in the fire sprinkler industry.

Why Learn with
ECS University?

  • Learn from top experts
  • Earn CPD credits
  • Get a certificate upon completion
  • Advance your understanding of corrosion prevention

NICET-training-logoProgram approved for Continuing
Education by the
California State
Fire Marshal’s Office

What You’ll Learn

Participants of ECS University will learn about corrosion science, dry pipe, preaction and wet pipe fire sprinkler system corrosion equipment, and corrosion monitoring. You’ll master fire sprinkler corrosion, code changes, and available solutions; plus, learn best practices for installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of nitrogen generators and automatic air vents.

Virtual Live Sessions

These 3-day courses are offered as a live webinar presentation that covers the science, technology, and best practices for understanding and mitigating corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. Classes are 2 hours per day, offered on a monthly basis. Allows you to interact directly with the instructor.


Online Course

ECSU Online is an on-demand video learning course that covers the science, technology, and best practices for understanding and mitigating corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. Learn at your own pace with course videos and quizzes. Access courses from anywhere.




ECS University provides tuition-free educational courses to fire sprinkler contractors. Courses are held at our world headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Due to Covid-19 we are currently not hosting in-person events.


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Managing Corrosion Risk in Water Based Fire Sprinkler Systems

This presentation discusses the science of corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. The benefits and practical application of using Nitrogen Gas to inert Wet Pipe, Dry Pipe and Preaction Fire Sprinkler Systems to prevent and manage internal corrosion. Under a nitrogen atmosphere, oxygen corrosion, which is the primary cause of corrosion related failures in sprinkler systems, can be completely controlled resulting in reduced risk (life safety, leak and business continuity), enhanced performance, and extended life of the fire sprinkler system. Removing oxygen from wet pipe, dry pipe and preaction fire sprinkler systems using nitrogen gas can reduce the corrosion rate in a fire sprinkler system by 99% and significantly extend the useful life of the piping.


Bill Aaron, Director of Training
Engineered Corrosion Solutions

About the Trainer

Bill Aaron has worked in the fire protection industry for over thirty years with experience in project management, consultation, inspection, installation and design of fire protection systems. Bill has a certification in Fire Alarm Systems from National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level IV, served on the NICET Board of Governors, and is a past chairman of the NICET Board of Governors. He served as a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committee for NFPA 2 and NFPA 720. He also served as a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Board of Directors and the NSPE House of Delegates.

Bill has been educating engineers’, sprinkler contractors, sprinkler fitters and property managers through ECS University and educational lunch-and-learn sessions since 2017.


Josh S.
Integrated Fire Systems
"Great presentation, well presented, very knowledgeable people."
Juan G.
Liberty Mutual
"Class was great! Would recommend for anyone who is trying to get the concept of why systems corrode."
William B.
Pipco Companies
"Cannot think of any way to improve [the class].  Classes were very informative. I will walk away knowing much more than I came in with and will be able to explain this technology to my customers much better.”
Bryan P.
Kinetix Fire Protection
"ECS University provided top notch classroom and hands on training to fully understand corrosion science and application of their products to prevent corrosion."

A tuition-free, on-demand online training course in the science, technology, and methodology behind fire sprinkler system corrosion control. Designed and taught by industry-leading fire safety experts.

All graduates eligible to receive Continuing Professional Development credits. Get started on the next step in your career today.

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