AFSA Announces Corrosion Webinar​

The American Fire Sprinkler Association will present a webinar entitled Design Strategies for Corrosion Control in Fire Sprinkler Systems at 11 a.m. CST, Jan. 19.

There are multiple options available to remediate corrosion-related pipe failures in existing fire sprinkler systems, but there are also several approaches that can be implemented during the design or commissioning phase of a fire sprinkler system that significantly reduce corrosion activity and extend the useful life of the system. Any time water, oxygen and steel are combined it results in a corrosion reaction.

This webinar serves to provide practical examples that follow the basic tenets of choosing appropriate materials for construction, minimizing trapped water and excess oxygen in dry pipe and pre-action systems, and minimizing trapped air in wet pipe systems.

The webinar will be presented by Lucas Kirn, P.E., who has practiced in the fire protection industry for 13 years with experience in system design, code compliance, and corrosion assessment and consultation. Kirn received his B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a registered fire protection engineer in the State of Missouri. He is currently the market development manager at Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC. Kirn has published multiple articles on the subject of fire sprinkler system corrosion.

The webinar will last approximately 1.5 hours. The webinar is FREE for members of AFSA, and $250 for non-members. Attendees can earn 0.15 CEUs and 1.5 CPDs. There is a $25 processing fee for each certificate.

To register, visit For additional details, call 214-349-5965.

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