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To read about how MIC and other microbially-related problems affect specific industries, simply click on the industry links below.

Electric Power Generating - Fossil & Nuclear
Electric Power Generating - Fossil & Nuclear

Microbiologically-related problems—including biofouling, deposition, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)—occur in many aspects of the electric power generating (EPG) industry.  These problems often compromise the function and integrity of system components by interfering with fluid flow, reducing heat exchange rates, plugging filters, and, in some instances, causing component failures due to blockage or leaks.

Fire Protection
Fire Protection

Microbiologically-related problems—including biofouling (slimes), deposition, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)—can occur in most water-based fire protection sprinkler systems (FPS).  These problems often compromise the function and integrity of system components by reducing or interfering with water flows, increasing friction factors, and causing component failures due to blockages or leaks.

Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas

All aspects of oil and gas (O&G) production, processing, transportation, and storage are subject to problems related to the presence and activities of microorganisms.  Such microbiologically-related problems include biofouling (slimes), deposition, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)

Petroleum Storage & Transport
Petroleum Storage & Transport

All aspects of oil and gas production, processing, transportation, and storage are subject to problems related to the presence and activities of microorganisms.  Such microbiologically-related problems include biofouling (slimes), deposition, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).

Potable Water
Potable Water

From sources to end-users, the potable water industry can experience microbiologically-related problems.  Most of these problems are related to disease-causing microbes, which most water companies do a good job of controlling with disinfectants.  However, those microbes which cause biofouling (slimes), deposition, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) are poorly controlled in many aspects of the industry.

Wastewater
Wastewater

Microbiologically-related problems—including biofouling (slimes), deposition, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)—occur in the waste water (WW) industry in sewer pipes and treatment facilities.  These problems often compromise the function and integrity of system components by interfering with fluid flow, plugging filter media and, in some instances, causing component failures due to blockages or leaks.

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