Insights into Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) surveillance tools, threat assessment and mitigation – Industry Workshop & Training
This event will take place at: 05/30/2023
Corrosion is the deterioration of a material, especially a metal when it interacts with its environment. It is a global challenge with an estimated annual cost of $3 trillion USD. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) also referred to as biocorrosion includes a variety of processes by which micro-organisms contribute to corrosion directly or indirectly. It is a serious challenge in many industrial systems including the drinking water distribution system, the cooling water systems, the sewage treatment facilities, the underground pipes and ships, the piping and tanks of maritime vessels, the nuclear power facilities, and especially in the oil and gas industry in its production, refining, and transportation operations.
This 3-day focussed workshop is intended to guide and equip the participants with the basic knowledge of MIC leading to site application of learnings and mitigation assurance. Specifically, participants will be trained on the causes of MIC, its recognition and monitoring, the laboratory and field-testing techniques of MIC, and the available mitigation strategies. There shall be a practical demonstration of the detection and control of MIC using different available strategies. Upon the completion of this MIC short course and workshop, participants will be able to identify microbiologically influenced corrosion and apply the appropriate strategy to mitigate MIC.
This training course is targeting industry professionals, industry partners, postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows. The course shall be an excellent opportunity for the targeted group to further specialise in all aspects of facilities corrosion with focus on biocorrosion and as well network with other colleagues.
Duzce University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Corrosion Research Laboratory, 81620, Duzce, TURKEY.
- Be acquainted with the fundamentals of corrosion with focus on MIC
- Understand various corrosion mechanisms with special emphasis on MIC.
- Understand and apply the multiple lines of evidence (MLOE) approach for diagnosing MIC.
- Be able to apply the latest Industry Guidelines and Standards on Corrosion Management and MIC of Engineered Systems.
- Be able to apply Corrosion Management principles to assessing, mitigating and monitoring the corrosion threat of MIC.
- Understand, and correctly apply and interpret, state-of-the-art MIC diagnostic methods.
- Understand sampling strategies and procedures for various sample types obtained in Engineered Systems.
- Be familiar with the chemical, metallurgical and microbiological test methods used for corrosion investigation and MIC laboratory experiments.
- Be familiar with corrosion and MIC mitigation methods and how they are implemented and monitored in different industries.
Who should attend?
Industry professionals, industry partners, academic professionals and students interested in corrosion and material degradation in aqueous systems, including MIC. Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing and executing corrosion management activities, including corrosion and materials engineers, microbiologists, production chemists, process engineers, integrity managers, laboratory technicians and field staff. Both asset operators, manufacturers, consultants, academics and students will benefit from the latest updates in this course.
Prof. Dr Husnu Gerengi, Local Course Organizer
Mr Matthew Snape, 29/05, WG3 Leader COST Action CA20130
Dr Torben L Skovhus, Course Content Director, Vice-Chair COST Action CA20130
Dr. Judit Knisz, WG1 Leader COST Action CA20130
Dr Annie Biwen An Stepec, WG2 Leader COST Action CA20130
6 course teachers / experts from the COST Action Network
Fees of attendance:
- Student or academic staff (150 EUR)
- Industrial professional / partner (250 EUR)
Questions? you can contact us at: Matthew.email@example.com