March 26, 2019
By Sammy Miles, Managing Editor in Chief,CORROSION journal
On Monday morning, a panel of experts led “An Update of MIC Research and Developments for the Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Industry” forum. The panel consisted of John Wolodko, Rick Eckert, Torben Lund Skovhus, and Tom Jack.
The forum started with an overview of the geno-MIC: Managing Microbial Influenced Corrosion project, sponsored by Genome Alberta. This project is working to make sure we have the knowledge, assays & devices, and models that can be translated to improved corrosion control strategies. They are gathering field samples to analyze, which will ultimately help researchers develop devices, models, databases, and standards. They are looking for additional partners in the project and encouraged participants to visit www.geno-mic.ca.
A recurring theme throughout the forum was the importance of quality data. Several speakers noted challenges in getting good samples in the stages of collection, shipping, and storage of samples. While there are standards that help with the data collection process, there is no single guide for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). Additionally, it was noted that there was a lack of agreed upon protocol for analyzing samples, but the need for a holistic approach was emphasized by several presenters. The presentations also discussed MIC failure analysis.
The presentations garnered a lot of audience participation, and attendees left the half-day forum well-informed about MIC management in a variety of systems in the oil and gas industry.
NACE International, CoatingsPro Magazine, Master Painters Institute, and INSPECT This are hosting the first-ever Protective Coatings Workshop, a two-day interactive workshop at CORROSION 2019 featuring the latest coatings techniques and technologies.
CoatingsPro Magazine will once again recognize excellence in the field of commercial and industrial high-performance coatings with its third annual Contractor Awards Program.
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) presented a panel of subject matter experts regarding corrosion and U.S. Navy Assets on Wednesday, March 27th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The full name of the session was “Increasing the Availability of U.S. Navy Assets: A Corrosion Control Panel by ASNE’s MegaRust,”and it included presenters from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).