Risycor Continuous Corrosion Monitors, introduced by HASL in January 2017 is, arguably, our most innovative addition to the portfolio.
It is the intelligent sensor technology that tells you of developing corrosion in your heating / cooling systems. The PCX-I soft launched in October 2020 adds Pressure monitoring from the same probe. If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it!
The RisyCor uniform corrosion monitors use patented technology, similar to proximity switches, to measure mass loss of a 54 micron coupon of Iron every 20 minutes which is then algorithmically calculated across a 7 hour period to produce an annualised corrosion rate in micron metres per year, the industry standard measurement.
An average human hair is 50 micron and Aluminium foil is 25 micron.
This figure is then graphically formatted, as the image below, via our FREE RESUS PC Dashboard software onto your laptop or indirectly via our RisyCom card reader to provide a maximum 10 year corrosion profile which is simply front loading continuously.
The Risycor units are factory set, albeit adjustable via the same Dashboard software, to record and, if necessary, alarm when the rate exceeds 24µ m/Year. Should this alarm exceed 7 days or 7 times in 7 weeks attendance & site investigation should occur without delay. We’d generally recommend examination of system hydronics as a process of elimination albeit this is by no means the full extent of investigations but could solve many closed system problems. We are progressing with a number of process application where open system monitoring has been applied and shall keep you advised of progress in this regards within the coming months.
The Risycor CX2, using the common X-fix 1/2 or 3/4″ threaded connector to accommodate our probe, is the base entry unit for 2” pipework and above. The lighter Risycor CBU-Zerofix 1” valve would be appropriate for 40/42mm pipework and smaller either plugging the ¾” BSP port or using this in smaller system for the expansion vessel connection, as shown in the video below.
Enhanced communications exceeding BMS Alarm indication can be achieved via our Risycor CX-I and new PCX-I units which are the only units to avail remote Internet / Cloud based visibility respectively. The Cloud based process you’ll have seen at the end of the video above and can be enhanced to other platforms via adoption of an API.
WiFi router provision by others on these units or alternatively HASL now avail a SIM card Power over Ethernet (PoE) router to fulfil this task.
29th April 2020 BSRIA’s updated 6th Edition BG29/2020 Pre-Commission Cleaning of Pipework Systems was released. This was further updated to BG29/2021 some 9 months later. We commend BSRIA for this upgrade as the new version is enhanced to provide further guidance on Precision Carbon Steel, Pre-Treatment Cleaning, Heat Network & Low Carbon Solutions, alternate options available to German Guidance VDI2025 and the introduction of Corrosion Monitoring solutions.
In January 2021 CIBSE Heat Networks: Code of Practice in the UK (CP1) BP6.3a states that regular operating reports minimal requirements can be enhanced by continuous corrosion monitoring and furthermore states electronic corrosion coupon adoption as best practice.
Similarly in November 2021 BSRIA updated 2nd Edition BG50/2021 Water Treatment for Closed Heating & Cooling Systems embraces the Electronic Coupon Method (ECM) stating ..This offers the possibility of identifying the origin of the corrosion problem and take remedial action almost immediately.
The most recent publication to introduce this non-intrusive testing & monitoring technique is CIBSE Guide M Maintenance Engineering Management for building owners and FM launched in September 2023 where computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) and computer aided facility management (CAFM) delivers greater transparency to many clients.
We should all be striving to deliver better outcomes with embracing modern technologies and IOT. Transparency is required as Condition based maintenance will improve Technical Monitoring (TMon) and Commissioning (Cx) in delivering predictive maintenance.
All datasheets for individual components are available here but if you cannot find the item just give us a call on 0044 (0)1506 438083
Alternatively all the units are available via NBS Source Create / Chorus clause 90 65 55 475 or Pr _80_51_51_15 please let me know should you wish a copy of this template or it’s syndicated to our website below.
In 2020 we presented the inaugural BESA Lockdown Learning webinar during the COVID-19 pandemic which included a collaborative presentation with Geberit’s Paul Ashby and is available on the new BESA Academy to register to view here. Make it Right in regards to Precision Carbon Steel is introduced by Paul followed by extracts from our presentation.
In order to best understand the benefits of being #RisyCord HASL offers a combination of two FREE of charge CIBSE accredited Continual Professional Development (CPD’s) entitled Preventing Corrosion with Continuous Monitoring and/or Don’t Take a Chance on Corrosion. Change! also available on the award winning BESA Academy platform.
Alternatively a separate product Toolbox session to suit the audience where product application is discussed in more detail.
This can be arranged either in your office or on site and shared with UK colleagues via video conferencing if appropriate. Clearly more and more offices are using virtual meeting platforms so If you are interested in such a presentation please contact [email protected]