Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion - Virtual

Corrosion Technical Series

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion - Virtual

August 25-26, 2020
2 - 4 p.m. CST (4 Hour Course held over 2 Days​)

This two-day virtual event delivers four hours of content (two hours per day) focused on the causes of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and mitigation techniques. Hear from four thought leaders throughout the energy sector, coatings, chemical applications, and academia as they share their insights, lessons learned, and best practices. Learn what to do once you’ve identified MIC as the problem, proper mitigation strategies such as the use of protective coatings in MIC mitigation and prevention methods, and how to interpret and apply Molecular Microbiological Methods (MMM) results to better manage costs.

View this event from the comfort of home while engaging with fellow students and get answers from the speakers regarding what challenges you’re facing in the industry during the Q&A portion.

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What is 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.

Course highlights

  • 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
  • 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

Featured lecturers

  • Bradley Stevenson, University of Oklahoma
  • Daniel Betancourt, Intertek
  • Renato De Paula, Nalco Champion
  • Juan Sanz, Tuboscope/NOV Wellbore Technologies

Learning objectives

  • Identify common types of assets affected by MIC and why they are susceptible
  • Discuss the causes of MIC
  • Recall the strategies for mitigating MIC (chemical solutions versus physical methods)
  • Recognize how mitigation strategies are used to protect susceptible assets
  • Describe how data from field and laboratory testing helps diagnose and mitigate MIC

Who should attend

Professionals from the following company types:

  • Manufacturers 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
  • Oil and gas operators
  • Wastewater management personnel

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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4 Hour Course held over 2 Days

Program priceing

  • NACE Member: $295
  • Non-Member: $349