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NFPA 13 Fire Protection System Water Supply Evaluation
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Section 23.1.5 of the 2007 Edition of NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems requires testing of sprinkler system supply water for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and corrosive properties.

Paragraph 23.1.5.1 of NFPA 13 states:

"Water supplies and environmental conditions shall be evaluated for the existance of microbes and conditions that contribute to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)."

Paragraph 23.1.5.2 of NFPA 13 states:

"Water supplies and environmental conditions shall be evaluated for conditions that contribute to unusual corrosive properties."

CorrConsult can provide sprinkler contractors with the neccessary sampling instructions and sterile containers to collect a water sample in a scientifically sound and microbiologically sterile manner. The water sample is then shipped via prepaid overnight courier to CorrConsult for subsequent water chemistry analysis to evaluate its corrosive properties and microbiological culturing to determine the type and count of bacteria that are known to be associated with MIC.



Contents of NFPA 13 water test kit                   Internal view of a sprinkler pipe                                                                                      affected by corrosion

A written report, which include chemical and microbiological test results, is provided to the client approximately two weeks after receipt of the samples. Owners and/or operators of sprinkler systems can then make informed decisions regarding possible preventative measures and protection of their investment.

  Included in the CorrConsult NFPA 13 water test kit:

  • Prepaid overnight courier shipping label
  • Sterile containers for collection of bulk sprinkler water sample
  • Insulated shipping container
  • Freezable cold pack
  • Chain of custody documentation

  Deliverables:

  • Water chemistry report
  • Microbiological test results for bacteria known to be associated with MIC
  • Recommendations for prevention of corrosion and MIC

  Purchasing the CorrConsult NFPA 13 water test kit:

  • If you are interested in purchasing the CorrConsult NFPA 13 water supply test kit, please submit your request and contact information here

  • CorrConsult representatives will respond by telephone or E-mail with purchasing and pricing information
 
 
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