Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) caused by sulfate-reducing bacteria has been found to be a serious threat to pipeline integrity, safety, and reliability. Numerous pipeline failures have been attributed to sustained, localized pitting corrosion. Bacterial colonies that can form in some pipelines will produce combinations of products that pit the metal. Preventing, detecting, and mitigating this type of pitting is often difficult and requires monitoring of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the pipeline. This course will address these issues in detail, with particular emphasis on prediction and monitoring, and testing methods for managing MIC. Read the complete Course Program.
Who should attend:
Participants will receive a full set of the course notes and slides in ring-binder format.
On completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units. (CEUs).