MIC Risk

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) risk analyses: 

When your system or material is contaminated with MIC microorganisms, this can lead to high costs and lots of problems. Not only in the form of direct damage, such as leakage and clogging, but also in the form of consequential damage. The treacherous thing about MIC is that the process often runs much faster, 10 to 100 times faster than normal corrosion. 

We offer a number of products to help you get more insight into the risks of MIC in your situation and to help you manage the risks.

MIC Risk Scan

You want a quick answer to the question whether your system or material is contaminated with microorganisms.
 
The test consists of a qPCR-bacterial measurement of the total bacterial population. This test is used as a quick indicator of MIC risks.
When the test shows no or hardly any presence of microorganisms, the risk of MIC is very low. 

MIC Risk Rate

You want an answer to the question whether your system or material is contaminated with MIC-related microorganisms and you want to obtain insight in the risks.

 If the MIC Risk Scan shows a large number of bacteria, the MIC Risk Rate is the logical next step. With the MIC Risk Rate, we map MIC related microorganisms. Mic Risk Rate contains the following tests: qPCR- bacteria + qPCR-MIC and an interpretation with a clear result: low, medium or high risk.

MIC Risk Insight 

In addition to risk assessment, you want more insight into the factors that can lead to MIC in your situation

With MIC Risk Insight we assess the risk and the conditions that lead to the occurrence of MIC.  In addition to analysing the MIC related microorganisms, we research the chemical parameters that are involved in the formation of corrosion.  

MIC Risk Insight contains the following tests: qPCR- bac + qPCR- MIC + determination of chemical parameters that are required for the biological activity. 

With MIC Risk Insight, we map the relation between chemical conditions and microbiology. This allows us to assess which chemical factors influence the microbiology in your situation.

After completing the MIC Risk Insight tests, we can advise you on what actions are necessary to limit the risks of MIC. 

Sabine Doddema,
doddema@microbialanalysis.com

Jelmer Bekius,
bekius@microbialanalysis.com