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. […]

Where can I find knowledge about MIC?

A lot of the applied knowledge about Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC) can be found within corrosion and corrosion prevention associations such as AMPP (former NACE and SSPC), EFC and ASTM. These are industry-oriented associations with many technical standards.  Besides these technical standards, there is also a network of volunteers active within these associations who meet […]

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, […]