Fires result in the creative of thousands of corrosive gases, with each unique gas leading to unique types of chemical byproducts. Sufuric, nitric, acetic and formic acids could be created when any combination of rubbers, oils, chemicals or natural substances like wood are burned.
When evaluating equipment that has been involved in a fire, it is important to fully understand what contaminants have affected the equipment and to what extent. AREPA is able to conduct these critical analyses in our laboratory with a HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) unit.
Based on surface tests of the equipment along with chemical evaluations returned by our HPLC unit, are are able to measure the levels of corrosion and help clients take the necessary measures for preservation, stabilization, and ultimately reinstatement of the equipment.