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    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - Corrosion Technical Series "Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)"

Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is corrosion affected by the presence or activity of microorganisms in biofilms on the surface of the corroding material – a problem that threatens assets in many industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and maritime industries. This seminar features thought leaders from the U.S. Navy and the private sector, who will share their insights into how their organizations address this corrosion challenge. Discover the latest technological advances in detecting and combating MIC, as well as how to avoid common misconceptions.

Featured Speakers:

  • John Kilbane, Intertek
  • Dennis Enning, Exxon Mobil
  • Jaspreet Mand, Exxon Mobil
  • Dr. Renato De Paula, Nalco Champion
  • Nicolas Tsesmetzis, Shell
  • Lisa Gieg, University of Calgary

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  • Engineers with bachelor’s degrees plus 3+ work experience, and/or post-graduate degrees
  • Project managers
  • Mid-level to upper management
  • Researchers and scientists
  • Asset and/or risk management strategists
There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Define microbiologically influenced corrosion
  • Understand what causes MIC and what results from MIC
  • Give examples of where MIC commonly occurs
  • Learn how MIC is detected
  • Understand what is required for an accurate diagnosis of MIC
  • Discover how serial dilutions work
  • Recognize the roles of qPCR and DNA sequencing
  • Common misconceptions in diagnosing and detecting MIC
  • DNA Technology and Internal Corrosion

No related certifications.

Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM