Hydrostatic Testing, Corrosion, and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A Field Manual for Control and Prevention teaches industry professionals, managers, and researchers how to combat corrosion failure associated with hydrotesting. It discusses how a test liquid must be selected, how corrosion by bacteria should be controlled, and how to eliminate the risk of leakage. Rather than teaching how hydrotests should be conducted, it helps the reader evaluate the quality of a hydrotest that’s already been conducted in terms of oxygen scavenger use, biocide testing, inhibitor addition, and water quality and explains the tasks that top and middle management must ensure are taken with respect to corrosion assessment of hydrotesting. The manual also discusses microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) as the main corrosion mechanism related to post-hydrotesting and offers essential knowledge on combating this corrosion process. In addition to being a manual for top and middle management on how to deal with corrosion, this book also:
"This book offers the best available guidance on how to avoid microbially influenced corrosion in pipelines and similar equipment. The authors also provide very useful information on locations within complex equipment where corrosion problems are to be expected. This is very useful information for anyone planning on conducting hydrostatic testing programs or dealing with the corrosion problems associated with improper controls of these operations."
—Bob Heidersbach, Dr. Rust, Inc., Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
"The book is very useful for professionals to be aware of some neglected issues and their consequences."
—Abdelkader Meroufel, Saline Water Conversion Corporation, Saudi Arabia
"A good introduction of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) to engineers working with hydrostatic testing. It provides a rational and systematic way to detect and deal with potential MIC."
—Johannes Johansson, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, Stockholm, Sweden
A Review of Essentials of Corrosion Needed to Assess Hydrotesting. Microbiology of Corrosion. Assessment Procedure. Closing Remarks. Abbreviations. Annex 1: MIC Risk Factors and Their Relative Weights. Annex 2: A list of Biocides and Their Pros and Cons.