Huguenot Laboratories specializes in the field of corrosion measurement, control and prevention. Measuring the relative corrosive quality of your water is a tremendously valuable diagnostic technique. Not only does it provide an index of water treatment program performance; it also can provide early warning of corrosion problems that can do irreparable harm to Fire Protection Systems (FPS) if left unchecked.
Huguenot Laboratories offers comprehensive A.S.T.M. certified corrosion coupon studies to monitor and optimize the life expectancy of the Fire Protection Systems (FPS). Following exposure to the water , our laboratory conducts a thorough inspection and analysis of each coupon to calculate corrosion rates. When a corrosion study is being completed on an un-treated FPS, supplemental coupon studies with microscopic analysis of pitting and deposit formations on metal surfaces, photomicrography, and evaluation of corrosion mechanisms by our corrosion specialists.
In our typical monitoring program coupons are exposed to the fire sprinkler system environment for 90 day duration before being removed for laboratory analyses. This gives basic corrosion rate measurements at a frequency of four times a year. The weight loss resulting from any single coupon exposure yields the “average” rate of corrosion occurring during that exposure time.