Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion - Corrosion Management & Failure Analysis - November 2022

Training Course

14/11/2022 - 15/11/2022

61 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7AR

Available in-house

Non-Member: £1030.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £930.00 (excl. VAT)

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.

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.

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).

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More information

Dr Torben Lund Skovhus (VIA University College, Denmark) is a Senior Associated Professor (Docent) and Project Manager at university level in the field of industrial microbiology, applied biotechnology, corrosion management, water treatment and safety, reservoir souring and biocorrosion. For the past 20 years participation in over 100 conferences as speaker, presenter and organizer within NACE, Energy Institute, SPE, TEKNA, ISME, EUROCORR and ISMOS. Throughout his career, he has also published 7 books on the topic and 70+ technical/scientific articles. He received the prestigious NACE Technical Achievement Award in 2020 “for advancing the understanding and control of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) through education, publication, research, conferences, standards and his work in technical societies”. Along with his research, Torben is currently teaching Process Engineering and Material Science & Corrosion at the Climate and Supply Engineering Program at VIA University College, Denmark.

Richard Eckert has been involved in pipeline corrosion/failure investigation and forensic corrosion engineering for over 38 years. He is a recognized expert in the field of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), having published more than 50 symposium and peer-reviewed papers and two books on internal corrosion. Mr. Eckert has been an invited speaker on the topic of MIC and has conducted MIC workshops for NACE, SPE and others in the oil and gas industry. He has chaired NACE technical committees that produced standards on internal MIC of pipelines, a framework for corrosion management, and corrosion monitoring methods. Mr. Eckert is a certified NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist, and served on the NACE International Board of Directors. Eckert graduated with a BS in Engineering Metallurgy from Western Michigan University. He is currently working with his co-editor Dr. Torben Lund Skovhus on a new book “Failure Analysis of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion” for CRC Press to be published in 2021.

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, +442074677178