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Potter Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Solutions

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a contributing force in corrosion of wet, dry and pre-action fire sprinkler systems. Symptoms of MIC include pinhole leaks, smelly water, black water and tubercles (mounds on pipe wall).

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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a contributing force in corrosion of wet, dry and pre-action fire sprinkler systems. Symptoms of MIC include pinhole leaks, smelly water, black water and tubercles (mounds on pipe wall).
These symptoms were long considered to be “normal” for fire sprinkler systems and to be part of the industry. Unfortunately, these corrosive symptoms have increased in the last few years, costing the industry millions of dollars annually. Further investigation has discovered that MIC is a leading factor, causing some to look for solutions to their corrosion problems before they cause extensive damage. There are many other signs of corrosion; however most will generally involve a closer look at the system.
Fox Valley Fire & Safety will collect a water sample and test your system for MIC; based on the test results we will provide a solution to treat, monitor, and prevent future corrosion problems.