Microbiological Corrosion Analysis
A leader in chemical and biological corrosion analysis for all types of metal and alloys, SGS MSi boasts the largest metallurgical engineering team in the country. Reputed for our expertise in microbial corrosion analysis services, we provide expedited laboratory turnarounds at competitive pricing.
There are many aerobic and anaerobic bacteria types that cause corrosion in stainless steel, carbon steel and select alloys. Over time, this microbiological induced corrosion (MIC) compromises equipment by leading to pitting and structural damage. At SGS MSi, our team (1) determines whether microorganisms are involved in metal corrosion, (2) identifies what the microbes are feeding on, and (3) recommends measures to restore equipment and prevent future recurrence. Depending upon metal location and exposure, bacteria may feed upon organic compounds or upon the host metal.
Industries greatly impacted by microbiological corrosion include, but are not limited to:
- Chemical processing (tanks, pipelines, etc.)
- Petrochemical & gas (tanks and handling systems)
- Underground pipelines
- Water & sewage treatment (pipes, tanks and heat exchangers)
- Marine (ships and vessels)
- Aviation (fuel tanks)
Providing MIC analysis that delivers cost savings and peace of mind, SGS MSi guarantees client satisfaction at every project phase. To schedule microbiological corrosion testing at our 33,000-square-foot facility, or to inquire about metallurgical consultation services, call SGS MSi Testing at 708.343.3444 or reach us online today.
Chicago Lab: 708.343.3444
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Montreal Lab - 800.361.1679