January 2016, Vol. 243, No. 1

Features

Microbially Induced Corrosion: Silent Killer of Infrastructure

You can’t see them, but microscopic marauders are eating away at the foundations of the oil and gas industry. Corrosion-causing bacteria generate billions of dollars of damage to pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure each year. A new rapid field test for microbially induced corrosion (MIC) could help maintenance staff diagnose MIC on the spot and select the right biocide to target the bacteria causing the damage. A joint industry project led by Battelle could soon bring this technology to an oil and gas field near you.  Tiny Cause, Enormous Consequences With 185,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines, nearly 320,000 miles of gas transmission pipelines, and over 2 million miles

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Pipeline & Gas Journal magazine.

2) Start your full access subscription to Pipeline & Gas Journal and gain UNLIMITED access to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the technical archive, access to all special reports, special focus supplements and more. Pricing start at $395/year.   

*Access will be granted the next business day.

 

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}