Accession Number:

ADA627163

Title:

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Descriptive Note:

Book chapter

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Low alloy steel pipelines, used to transport crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas, are located in a variety of microbiologically active environments, including below-ground in soils and undersea. The U.S. Department of Transportation DOT Office of Pipeline Safety as compiled statistics for pipeline releases, including oil and gas, from 2002 to 2011. Over the period of time approximately 34 of all releases were attributed to corrosion. National Association of Corrosion Engineers NACE International estimated the cost of corrosion for offshore gas and liquid transmission pipelines was 7 billion. However, there are no specific statistics related to microbiologically influenced corrosion MIC of low alloy steel pipelines. Russian investigators estimated that 30 of the corrosion damage in equipment used for oil exploration and production was directly attributed to MIC.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE