Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) refers to corrosion caused by the presence and activities of microorganisms – microalgae, bacteria, archaea, and fungi. While microorganisms do not produce unique types of corrosion, they can accelerate corrosion reactions or shift corrosion mechanisms. Microbial action has been identified as a contributor to rapid corrosion of metals and alloys exposed to soils; seawater, distilled water, and freshwater; crude oil, hydrocarbon fuels, and process chemicals; and sewage. Many industries and infrastructure are affected by MIC, including oil production, power generation, transportation, and water and wastewater. In this article, which focuses on preventing and controlling MIC in pipelines, three experts share their knowledge and experience. They are Richard Eckert, DNV GL-North America Oil & Gas; Jason Lee, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; and Torben Skovhus, VIA University College.
|Publication date||1 Mar 2020|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2020|