Product Overview

  • Investigative tool to gauge gas-phase filter performance
  • Ideal for site assessment reports related to air reactivity
  • Qualifies the presence or absence of gas types (sulphur compounds, chlorine compounds, compounds that form oxide films, and unknowns)
  • Quantifies reactivity of environment per ISA-71.04-2013 and related coupon standards
  • Available in light-duty and heavy-duty versions to suit the application contamination severity

Protecting Your Investment

Corrosion due to air reactivity can have costly consequences. In refining, pulp and paper mills, tyre manufacturing, and other process industries, the most significant consequence of electronic equipment corrosion and failure is downtime and lost production. In other industries, corrosion of server components means data centre downtime. Transactions stop, software applications for logistics cannot run, and data cannot be stored. For areas using compressors, reactive air can lead to more frequent maintenance schedules, process downtime, and eventually shortened compressor life. 

SAAF Reactivity Monitoring Coupons provide information on average air reactivity over 30 days. This data helps clients evaluate area or room conditions in relation to air reactivity, and take any needed action to protect their electronics, equipment and processes.

Data Interpretation and Reporting

The SAAF Laboratory produces an application-specific report to summarise the data. This report provides photographs of new coupons and the exposed coupons for visual reference. It summarises the resulting environment classification, total corrosion formed on the coupons during installation, and individual corrosion film information, to differentiate between types of contaminants.

Comparing Data to Applicable Industry Standards

Industry standards exist for the protection of legacy electronics in process control rooms (ISA 71.04-1985), and for ROHS-compliant electronics used in control rooms, data centres, tyre manufacturing facilities, and other areas (ASHRAE TC 9.9 Guideline & ISA 71.04-2013). Compressor performance in archives and museums has also been correlated to reactivity monitoring results. Data from SAAFShield Technology can be directly related to these standards to evaluate the condition of spaces housing critical electronics, compressors or archival materials.


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