Fungi and MIC Management

Fungi in MIC Management

Fungi and MIC Management

This one-day seminar features thought leaders from the energy sector, coatings, chemical applications, scientists, and more who will share insights into fungi corrosion management, the use of protective coatings in MIC mitigation and prevention methods, and Molecular Microbiological Methods (MMM): actionable data for MIC diagnosis and mitigation.

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. This MIC seminar brings awareness and appreciation for fungal degradation, which is very prevalent in atmospheric conditions as well as systems that have hydrocarbons. Learn current approaches to MIC, causes and mitigation techniques in industry, how to identify if you have a fungal issue and understanding the basic remedies, and how to interpret and apply MMM results to reduce costs.

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Featured speakers

  • Wendy Goodson, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Jason Lee, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Bradley Stevenson, University of Oklahoma
  • Kamil Khanipov/George Goloko, Industrial Metagenomics
  • Michael Adams, Tuboscope/NOV Wellborne Technologies
  • Nora Eibergen, Dow Chemical
  • Dora Taggart, Microbial Insights, 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



Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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