Corrolytics has developed the first of its kind test kit based on electrochemical technology that can accurately measure corrosion and differentiate between MIC and other types of corrosion in real-time.
Prevent damage and increase safety of oil and gas pipelines
Reduce biocide and chemical treatments
Reduce replacement costs and catastrophic injury or oil spills
Current techniques used to test for microbial growth in pipes include MIC kits, lab analysis and coupon testing. However, for a variety of reasons, these techniques are time consuming and inaccurate.
Current Techniques are Inaccurate
Current monitoring approaches cannot accurately provide a specific corrosion mitigation plan as the mitigation plan depends on the type of corrosion present. These techniques only test for the presence of microorganisms and not microbial corrosion, they can’t differentiate abiotic corrosion from biotic corrosion. This is essential to know so that the user can implement the appropriate mitigation program as it depends on the type of corrosion.
Current Techniques are Time Consuming
On an average, the analysis usually takes 5-30 days.
In Lab Testing Can Provide:
- Biotic Corrosion Rate (mpy/mmpy)
- General Corrosion Rate
- Differentiates between Biotic and General corrosion
- Pitting Corrosion Analysis
- Determine Biocide Efficacy
- DNA Analysis
- Water Chemistry Analysis
- Metal Surface Characterization
Compare Corrolytics vs Other MIC Testing Options
Our test kit can lower the time to detect by 5-30 days depending on the monitoring device the customer is currently using. Using Corrolytics, the user can eliminate the educated guess and check done between testing and mitigation, saving time, and money. Faster detection allows the user to act immediately and also reduce the quantity of biocide that is needed, saving on unnecessary chemical costs.
|Corrolytics||Sani-Check kits||MICkit 3||BioGeorgeTM BG4||Corr Consult MIC kit|
|Detection Time||Immediate||1-5 days||15 days||Real-time||2 weeks|
|Determine type of corrosion||Yes||No||No||No||Educated Guess|
|Determine Corrosion Rate||Yes||No||No||No||No|
How it Works
Pipeline Sample Collection
Operators and Corrosion Engineers can use the raw samples collected from the pipelines at various service locations.
Insert Sample in the Test Kit
Without further processing, the sample can be used directly in the kit.
Valuable data such as presence of microbes and corrosion rates can be obtained for a faster mitigation plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you compliant with various regulatory bodies?
During development of the Corrolytics testing kit, we have worked closely with PHMSA DOT (Department of transportation) under the MIC Monitoor CAAP grant to develop this product.
Is there remote access to the data and sharing options available?
We plan to include it in our paid subscription.
Can't MIC monitoring be achieved with a Pipeline Inspection Gauge?
Some monitoring can be achieved using a Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG), a mechanical process used to clean and inspect the inside of the pipelines and also measure pipeline thickness. “Intelligent pigs” have been developed that integrate monitoring devices into pigs. However, pigging requires pipeline downtime and leads to revenue loss. Most importantly, the amount of biological material recovered from pigging varies, causing the operators to miss some of the initial signs of corrosion, and it often fails to detect the corrosion that most frequently results from microbiological activities. Pigging is an intermittent process and not continual for monitoring during normal operations. Thus, traditional pipeline corrosion monitoring activities do a poor job of detecting MIC.