MN SFPE September 2016 Meeting

  • 28 Sep 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
  • Rose Vine Hall Banquet Center


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 Managing Corrosion Risk in Water Based Fire Sprinkler Systems 


Presenter:  Jeffrey Kochelek,  Engineered Corrosion Solutions


We are pleased to announce Jeffrey Kochelek as the presenter for our September meeting.  Mr. Kochelek has over 30 years of experience designing corrosion control strategies in a variety of industrial applications including oil and gas operations, municipal and industrial wastewater, and most recently in the fire sprinkler industry. Mr. Kochelek has published numerous articles on the subject of fire sprinkler system corrosion and has 10 patent applications regarding corrosion management in the fire sprinkler industry on file with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Jeff Kochelek has a BS in Chemistry from St. Louis University with additional coursework in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University.


This presentation will cover:

A. Corrosion in Water Based Fire Sprinkler Systems

B. Root Causes for Corrosion in Water Based Fire Sprinkler Systems

C. The Special Case of Galvanized Pipe Corrosion

D. Options for Managing Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems

E. Corrosion Assessments – How Bad is the Corrosion?

F. Nitrogen Gas – The Ideal Solution for Corrosion Control in Fire Sprinkler Systems

G. Fire Code Developments – NFPA 13, UFC-3-600-01, GSA Code (P-100)

H. Monitoring Fire Sprinkler Corrosion

I. Case Studies – Dry Pipe and Wet Pipe Nitrogen Inerting


Please plan to attend this important informational event.  We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.


Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!



Social hour - 4:30 p.m.

Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

Presentation - 6:30 p.m.


Rose Vine Hall Banquet Center

Located on the lower level of Grumpy's Bar and Grill

2801 Snelling Avenue

Roseville, MN  55113


Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

$20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

$25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Monday, September 26th, 2016. 

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