We've recently experienced excessive corrosion on stainless steel within indoor pool environments. We believe this is due to chloramine (gasses) in the atmosphere. To test this, I plan to create a small, closed environment (loosely sealed to contain gas but limit pressure buildup), in which I'll mix a solution to create some chloramines and hang material samples.
I assume (not from chemical background) that introducing pool chlorine (granular calcium hypochlorite 70%) and ammonia (as cloudy ammonia NH3 20g/L) to water, will kick most of this off. Attempts to maximise chloramines (Fig.1) will hopefully be achieved by keeping chlorine levels below breakpoint (Red local minimum - Fig.2)
I am slightly concerned after reading some articles and forums stating nitrogen trichloride (trichloramine) can be explosive. This factsheet states its only formed 'after breakpoint'. Additionally, some say 'in sunlight, will decompose', whilst others show it exploding in sunlight
Can anyone provide advice on how to safety generate monochloramine and dichloramine gasses without generating dangerous amounts of nitrogen trichloride?
I have an (ancient) Palintest photometer to monitor free/total chlorine but does not display ammonia.