Energy Institute: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Course, 14-15 November 2022

This 2-day course focused on Corrosion Management and Failure Analysis, from the Energy Institute, will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, failure analysis principles, MIC modelling and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques and equipment.

The event will take place from 14-15 November 2022 at 61 New Cavendish Street, London.

Course Overview


Day 1

  • What is MIC and where is it a problem in the industry? Corrosion management principles and how it links to MIC
  • Basics on industrial microbiology and predominant MIC mechanisms
  • Introduction to molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC Latest industry standards on Corrosion Management and MIC
  • Work on case studies/assignments/presentations Wrap-up of day 1

Day 2

  • Summary of Day 1
  • Overview of MIC mitigation methods Biocide testing – do’s and don’ts
  • MIC monitoring methods – corrosion and microbiological approach Case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools
  • Demonstration of sampling kits and equipment for microbiology sampling
  • Failure analysis principles and links to MIC
  • Latest developments in MIC modelling – overview, mechanistic, RBI and Bayesian Network
  • Wrap-up of course, with quiz, evaluation and course certificate.

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to apply Corrosion Management principles to assessing, mitigating and monitoring the corrosion threat of MIC.
  2. Understand, and correctly apply and interpret state of the art MIC diagnostic methods.
  3. Understand sampling procedures for various sample types obtained from industrial process systems.
  4. Be able to plan and execute a failure analysis investigation where MIC is the root cause.

Why You Should Attend

To be able to diagnose, prevent and act against the MIC threat in industrial process systems in the upstream oil and gas industry, maritime sector and water processing industries. Course certificate and a full course compendium will be provided to all participants.

Who Should Attend

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 onshore and offshore).

For full details of this event, including pricing, please visit the Energy Institute website.