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Internal Corrosion or Sprinkler Piping

In 2016, the Automatic Sprinkler Protection Research Council identified the need for research on solutions to prevent internal corrosion of sprinkler piping, there was concern that the potential for sprinkler failure due to this internal corrosion is high. Numerous studies have been conducted into this subject that often focus on a single aspect of corrosion and specific solutions related to that type of corrosion. The goal of this project is to identify these studies and conduct a gap analysis to help guide future research efforts. The project will also evaluate the effectiveness of currently accepted solutions to the problem of internal sprinkler corrosion, identify additional methods to prevent sprinkler corrosion, and provide recommendations for research into potential future solutions where the data does not exist.

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