1st Edition

Failure Analysis of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

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ISBN 9780367356804
November 8, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
524 Pages 248 B/W Illustrations

USD $170.00

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Book Description

Failure Analysis of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion serves as a complete guide to corrosion failure analysis with an emphasis on the diagnosis of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). By applying the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and metallurgy, readers will be able to reliably determine the mechanistic cause of corrosion damage and failures and select the appropriate methods for mitigating future corrosion incidents.


  • Provides background information on the forensic process, types of data or evidence needed to perform the analysis, industrial case studies, details on the MIC failure analysis process, and protocols for field and lab use
  • Presents up-to-date advances in molecular technologies and their application to corrosion failure investigations
  • Offers specific guidelines for conducting MIC failure analyses and case studies to illustrate their application
  • Examines state-of-the-art information on MIC analytical tools and methods

With authors with expertise in microbiology, corrosion, materials, and failure investigation, this book provides tools for engineers, scientists, and technologists to successfully combat MIC issues.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction. Part II. Failure Analysis Case Histories on MIC. Part III. MIC Failure Analysis Process. Part IV. Protocols and Procedures.

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Richard B. Eckert is Senior Principal Engineer at DNV GL.

Torben Lund Skovhus is a researcher and project manager at VIA University College in the Centre of Applied Research and Development in Building, Energy and Environment (Horsens, Denmark). He graduated from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2002 with a master's degree (cand.scient.) in biology. In 2005 he earned a PhD from the Department of Microbiology, Aarhus University. In 2005, Torben was employed at Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in the Centre for Chemistry and Water Technology, where he was responsible for the consultancy activities for the oil and gas industry around the North Sea. Torben was heading DTI Microbiology Laboratory while he was developing several consultancy and business activities with the oil and gas industry. He founded DTI Oil and Gas in both Denmark and Norway, where he was team and business development leader for five years. Thereafter Torben worked as project manager at DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas) in the field of corrosion management in both Bergen and Esbjerg. Torben is currently chair of NACE TEG286X and ISMOS TSC, an organization he cofounded in 2006. He is an international scientific reviewer and the author of 50+ technical and scientific papers and book chapters related to industrial microbiology, applied biotechnology, corrosion management, oilfield microbiology, water treatment and safety, reservoir souring, and biocorrosion. He is coeditor of Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oilfield Systems (Springer, 2011); 3rd International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (Elsevier, 2013); Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods (Caister Academic Press, 2014); and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry (CRC Press, 2017).