Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is a significant problem in oil and gas, chemical processing, marine, aviation, and other industries that reduces asset integrity and drives up mitigation costs. MIC often occurs where abiotic corrosion mechanisms are also possible, therefore an accurate diagnosis of MIC is vital for making effective and cost-efficient mitigation decisions.
Since microorganisms are present nearly everywhere but MIC is not, this webinar discusses how to use multiple lines of evidence to diagnose MIC, including information about the microbiological, chemical and physical environments present and the effects of asset design and operation. The webinar demonstrates the analytical methods and techniques used to collect the information, followed by a process for integrating the evidence to diagnose MIC and distinguish the involvement of abiotic mechanisms. With a reliable diagnosis, the most effective mitigation and performance monitoring methods can be implemented.