Training Course on Corrosion Management and Failure Analysis: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

29 Febuary – 1 March 2024
Syddanske Forskerparker
Forskerparken 10
5230 Odense

The course will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic MIC mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, failure analysis principles, MIC modelling and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques and equipment.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to apply the latest Industry Guidelines and Standards on Corrosion Management and Microbial Corrosion of Engineered Systems
  • Be able to apply Corrosion Management principles to assessing, mitigating and monitoring the corrosion threat of MIC
  • Understand, and correctly apply and interpret state of the art MIC diagnostic methods
  • Understand sampling procedures for various sample types obtained in the water, process and energy sector
  • Be able to plan and execute a failure analysis investigation where MIC is the root cause 

Why you should attend: 

To be able to diagnose, prevent and act against the MIC threat in industrial process systems in the maritime sector, water and processing industries. To be able to distinguish between abiotic and biotic corrosion. 

Who should attend: 

Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing and executing corrosion management activities, including corrosion and materials engineers, microbiologists, production chemists, process engineers, integrity managers, laboratory technicians and field staff. Both asset operators, manufactures, consultants and academics will benefit from the latest updates in this course.

The course will be taught in English.

29 February 2024: 9.00-17.00
1 March 2024: 9.00-15.00


Dr Torben Lund Skovhus (VIA University College, Denmark) is Docent and Project Manager at university level in the field of industrial microbiology, applied biotechnology, corrosion management, water treatment and safety, reservoir souring and biocorrosion. For the past 20 years participation in over 100 conferences as speaker/presenter/organizer within NACE, Energy Institute, SPE, TEKNA, ISME, EUROCORR and ISMOS. Published 7 books on the topic and 80+ technical/scientific articles. See Linkedin profile here.

Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Graff is working at Danfoss A/S Technology Centre as Senior Specialist in Corrosion and Microbiology. Besides that, he is driving a private expert consultancy acting worldwide as officially appointed and certified expert (“skønsmand”) in Technical Microbiology, Corrosion and Environmental Hygiene. He has studied microbiology, biochemistry and geology at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, later performing applied research and academic lectures in geomicrobiology, microbial ecophysiology and microbially influenced corrosion in Germany and South Africa. 85+ publications/conference lectures, 350+ expert reports. See Linkedin profile here.

2024: Training course on corrosion management and failure analysis: microbiologically influenced corrosion

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Registration fee

 10,700 DKK  Members of ATV-SEMAPP and promoting partners listed in the registration formular
 11,500 DKK  Non-members

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT.

Save 1,000 DKK when registering before 15 December 2023.

The fee includes two days of teaching, course materials, and catering. Participants will receive a certificate after completing the course.

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