Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Corrosion Technical Series

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is corrosion affected by the presence or activity of microorganisms in biofilms on the surface of the corroding material -- an issue that threatens assets in many industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and maritime.

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Fungi and MIC Management

This two-day seminar combines thought leaders from the energy sector, coatings, chemical applications, scientists, and more to bring awareness and appreciation for fungal degradation, an issue which is prevalent in atmospheric conditions and systems that have hydrocarbons, as well as share insights into fungi corrosion management.

Topics will focus on causes and mitigation techniques, how to identify if you have a fungal issue, the use of protective coatings in MIC mitigation and prevention methods, and how to interpret and apply Molecular Microbiological Methods (MMM) results to reduce cost.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. in Training Room C on the second floor of the NACE International Elcometer Training Center located at 1440 S. Creek Dr., Houston, TX 77084.

Featured speakers

  • Dr. Vanessa Varaljay, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Jason Lee, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Bradley Stevenson, University of Oklahoma
  • Juan R. Sanz, Tuboscope/NOV Wellbore Technologies
  • Nora Eibergen, DuPont
  • Renato De Paula, Nalco Champion
  • Daniel Betancourt, Intertek
  • Krista Heidersbach, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Who should attend

  • Manufactures of coatings systems designed to protect fuel systems
  • Fuel end users
  • Fuel storage custodians
  • Depot managers of hydrocarbon powered vehicles
  • Engineers and scientists
  • Project managers for industrial facilities

Course highlights

  • Overview of fungal fouling and corrosion
  • Diagnosing fungal fouling and corrosion
  • Mitigation strategies for fungi
  • Case studies of soft material degradation
  • Case studies of hard material degradation
  • Use of protective coatings to mitigate MIC
  • Introduction to microorganisms that cause corrosion in oil and gas
  • Oil and gas/industrial operations that introduce the threat of MIC
  • Consequences of MIC in oil and gas/industrial operations
  • MIC management in oil and gas/industrial operations

Molecular Microbiological Methods (MMM)

  • Roles of qPCR and DNA sequencing in threat assessment and MIC mitigation
  • Recognizing the limitations of culture-based methods
  • Understanding how microbes live, grow, and influence corrosion
  • Incorporating MMM into a multiple line of evidence approach for corrosion assessment
  • Interpreting MMM and monitoring results using case study examples
  • Review best practices: sampling strategies and procedure



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