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A Real Fire Suppression System Problem and Your Electronics and Computer Systems

HFC-227ea is replacing Halon 1301 as the gaseous fire suppression agent for data processing and electronic equipment.

However when activated in a fire situation HFC-227ea will decompose to produce Hydrogen Fluoride. This is a real and ongoing concern. Why? Because Hydrogen Fluoride causes major corrosion problems for electronics and connectors. You may save your equipment but for how long?

In 2004 the Institute of Research and Construction in Canada published a study on HFC-227ea (C3F7H) paper, Thermal decomposition products from fire suppression with HFC-227ea in an electronic facility 1. That study was followed by Corrosion of Electronic Components by Hydrogen Fluoride (HF)2 in 2008 by the Fire Research Program of the National Research Council of Canada. Both studies were published in the Journal of Fire Protection Engineering. These two in depth studies address and prove the very definite concern of Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) corrosion after a gaseous HFC-227ea fire suppression system is used in computer and other electronic environments.

The first published study by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in 2004 showed that HFC-227ea, a gaseous fire suppressant, a replacement for Halon 1301, produced at least 5 to 10 times more HF than Halon 1301 under similar fire conditions, however, there was no information available on the amount of thermal decomposition products generated during fire suppression with halocarbon agents in an electronic facility.

The Corrosion of Electronic Components by Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) paper published in 2008 describes in detail the HF corrosion and provides the test results showing the corrosion damage due to HF. While HFC-227ea is a very good fire suppression system, the HFC-227ea thermal decomposition byproduct, Hydrogen Fluoride, would cause serious and expensive short and long term extensive corrosion damage by the condensed Hydrofluoric acid. Hydrogen Fluoride corrosion severely affects computers, servers, switching circuits, and other electronics, connectors and electromechanical devices.

To prevent corrosion caused by Hydrogen Fluoride, as well as other chemicals, acids, salts, and water which can be deposited during the activation of fire suppression systems or rapid humidity changes, all the electrical and electronic hardware, boards and connectors should be sprayed or coated with SuperCORR A, an ultra-thin film lubricant and corrosion preventive compound that is non-hardening and will not crack. SuperCORR A  is a water displacing non-flammable compound that will not interfere with any type of electronics or avionics and prevents corrosion.

While a fire suppression system utilizing HFE-227ea will put out the fire, SuperCORR A will protect and prevent damage to the electronics or avionics caused by exposure to the Hydrogen Fluoride produced as a byproduct during the fire. SuperCORR A Mil-L-87177, is also effective in preventing damaging corrosion by atmospheric gases such as Sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Ammonia (NH3), and Chlorine based gases (CL2) in Class III mixed gas tests and fresh or salt water systems.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Corrosion Protection

SuperCORR A is the best lubricant with corrosion protective additives on the market and is widely used by the military and for industrial maintenance.

The website gives technical information and extensive user experiences in many areas.  Currently SuperCORR A is supplied for maintenance purposes in large 16oz aerosols which are very convenient and economical for use in factories, offices or maintenance areas  but are bulky for use by mobile service engineers where the cans need to be carried in tool kits.

SuperCORR A is such a useful tool for service engineers, displacing water and leaving a dry lubricating film which protects surfaces from corrosion under even the most extreme conditions that we are considering a smaller 3 or 5 oz pack which will be easier to carry and allow access in tight locations.

Tell us how you use SuperCORR A and let us have your views on whether a smaller can will make your  job easier.  We welcome your comments.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Benjamin Franklin said that in 1736 and it is as true today as it was then.

One of the most important opportunities for savings today is the prevention of failures caused by corrosion. Corrosion leading to the repair of or the complete re-placement of failed parts or components, a pound of cure, which is preventable, equates to increased production costs and a decrease in the bottom line profits.

SuperCORR A is the ounce of prevention that will save your company money; man hour costs and parts in the re-pair or replacement of equipment that failed because of corrosion issues that are easily preventable.  Whether it’s an electrical connection that failed because of corrosion which caused a cooling pump to shut down that caused a bearing to overheat and burn out that brought an entire production line to a halt or it’s the floor of an airliner that was so corroded that the aircraft was grounded for extensive repairs, corrosion is a serious and a very expensive problem. A problem that is preventable.

An ultra thin-film lubricant with corrosion preventative compounds that displaces water, SuperCORR A has been extensively tested on metals and electronics and has shown extremely good results in preventing corrosion.

The question to ask yourself is: What is the cost of NOT using SuperCORR A to prevent corrosion?

If you were able to say we are saving £100 a day by using SuperCORR A by not having a failure caused by corrosion would that be a good thing?  How about saving a £1000 a day? A saving that would directly influence the bottom line.

You have essentially two choices:

1). Being proactive about corrosion and doing something simple and very cost effective to prevent it,

2). Do nothing and take your chances that the cause and the associated costs of the next lost production time are not directly related to a preventable corrosion problem.

Being proactive about corrosion and doing something that is cost effective and protects the bottom line is nothing but a positive. Remember the cost of lost productivity is directly related to lost profits.

CORR-EX corrosion control solutions have the answer to corrosion prevention for all industries and utilities.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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