17 common MIC (corrosion) terms you should know

common MIC terms

To better understand the complex matter of Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC), it is pivotal to know the most common terms related to MIC. This article will walk you through the 17 commonly used MIC terms. 1. What is MIC? Firstly, and probably the most used term: MIC. What does MIC stand for? MIC stands for […]

Is SRB the same as MIC?

You might wonder if SRB is the same as MIC. The short answer is: No, these terms do not refer to the same concept. Especially in oil and gas operations, the terms Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) andMicrobially Influenced Corrosion (MIC) are used interchangeable. This gives you the idea that both terms refer to the same thing. […]

Which type of carbon steels are used for pipelines?

Older pipelines are usually made from steels that fall under the definition of St 35 and St 37. For pipelines, this is not very common anymore. For new pipeline projects, the API ranges are the most relevant standard framework. For example, the API 5LX X70  is one of the more recent types of steel being […]

How do norms and standards for surface preparation relate to each other?

Many of the standards on surface preparation, coating and cathodic protection are also recognised and integrated or harmonized to: American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) Danish Standards Association Standards Association of Australia We are still in a situation that there are seperate SSPC and NACE standards. […]

What is MIC?

The abbreviation MIC stands for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion. This term is used for the process in which corrosion is either or both initiated or accelerated by the activities of microorganisms. Generally, this corrosion mechanism can only play a role in those situations when there is water involved. The adhesion of microorganisms on the surface area, […]