Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion is a serious problem

MIC (Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion) is a serious problem in Wet and Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems. Introducing FSS-ProGuard 295UL the first and only UL Listed corrosion and bacterial inhibitor solution designed specifically to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 13. TIM O’LEARY | Huguenot Laboratories 7/29/2019 MIC is caused by bacterial in combination with four other environmental … Read more

Glycerin Antifreeze May Only Last a Few Years

Glycerin Antifreeze May Only Last a Few Years What’s That Awful Smell? TIM O’LEARY | Huguenot LaboratoriesPublished in Sprinkler Age MAgazine | March/April 2018Antifreeze-based fire protection systems need to be monitored and tested on a routine basis to ensure there is an adequate level of freeze protection. What isn’t required is any testing to determine product stability. This isn’t likely to change anytime time … Read more

How to identify microbes contaminating sprinkler systems

How to identify the microbes that contaminate my fire sprinkler system? By Tim O’Leary, Huguenot Laboratories Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) refers to corrosion caused by the presence and activities of microorganisms—microalgae, bacteria, and fungi. While microorganisms do not produce unique types of corrosion, they can accelerate corrosion reactions. Microbial action has been identified as a contributor to … Read more

Victaulic Approves Huguenots treatment products for EDPM type

Huguenot treatment products for EDPM type “A” Gaskets approved by Victaulic Posted on 13th Sep 2011 @ 7:04 AM Victaulic Company has completed compatability studies of the FSS-ProGuard Green and FSS-BioGuard B Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC) treatment product lines.  In-house testing by Victaulic has determined that the Grade “E” Type A (EDPM) gaskets are compatabile with … Read more

Does MIC or Corrosion Exist Within Fire Sprinkler Systems?

Does MIC or Oxygen Corrosion Exist in Your Fire Sprinkler System? …Are There Initiatives That Protect These Systems? Posted on 7th Oct 2010 @ 1:32 PM Fire sprinkler systems are vulnerable to attack from microbiological influenced corrosion (MIC) and corrosion. Owners and managers need to take responsibility to learn about MIC and corrosion within systems. … Read more

Fire Protection Contractor Magazine October Issue

The Five Steps to Properly Accessing Corrosion Damage In Your Fire Protection System Posted on 7th Oct 2010 @ 1:34 PM 10/2009. An article by Tim O’Leary is featured in the October issue of Fire Protection Contractor Magazine. This article titled “The Five Steps to Properly Accessing Corrosion Damage In Your Fire Protection System” is … Read more

Featured in Fire Protection Contractor Magazine

What to Do About Fire Sprinkler System Corrosion It’s not always MIC. What you should know about cleaning and treating your fire sprinkler system for corrosion Posted on 7th Oct 2010 @ 1:32 PM June 2009 – Tim O’Leary, President of Huguenot Laboratories is featured in Fire Protection Contractor Magazineread the article… About the Author: Tim … Read more