This is a print-on-demand (POD) book that will be produced just for you, and should arrive to your door about six to eight days after your order; allow two to three weeks for international orders.
In the eight years since the first edition of this book was published by NACE International, the demand for corrosion management expertise and services (i.e., training, auditing, consultancy, and field implementation) has been growing, both within the hydrocarbon and the non-hydrocarbon industries.
This latest edition is almost a total revamp of the previous one and greatly benefits from the author’s, Ali Morshed, continuous learning process through his frequent involvement with various oil and gas sectors and different industries as a corrosion management trainer, auditor, and consultant.
2020 NACE, softbound, B&W, 150 pages, 6 x 9 trim size.
Although Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a critical damage mechanism that had been researched for decades in different environments, yet diagnosing a specific industrial failure to be attributed to MIC can still be challenging. The challenge of accurately identifying an MIC failure is partially due to the similarity of the failure morphology with other damage mechanisms, e.g., pitting corrosion due to chloride. Furthermore, the variously proposed initiation and propagation mechanisms for different types of bacteria may illustrate to the failure analyst that the MIC mechanisms are not yet well established. The confusion of MIC failure identification could also be aggravated by the fact that the presence of bacteria in a system does not necessarily mean that MIC is the culprit. Therefore, this paper will shed some light on the overlapping areas between MIC and pitting corrosion, especially the morphology of the attack. Moreover, several steps will be highlighted and discussed on how to correctly identify if MIC is the culprit in a specific failure.