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Overcoming MIC Corrosion: The Importance of Choosing Raven Liners

Microorganisms have adapted to virtually every environment on Earth, from oceanic hot vents to pipelines transporting crude and refined hydrocarbons. In many cases, microbial colonization of man-made structures reduces their service life, necessitating preventative or corrective human intervention.

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a persistent and often silent menace that plagues storage tanks in various industries. Unlike traditional forms of corrosion caused by environmental factors, microbiologically influenced corrosion occurs due to the activity of microorganisms, particularly bacteria, in the presence of water and metal surfaces.

This unique type of corrosion can lead to significant structural damage and compromise the integrity of storage tanks. However, the battle against microbiologically influenced corrosion can be won by choosing the right preventive protection.

In this blog, we will explore the importance of choosing Raven Liners as a strategic solution to overcome MIC corrosion, ensuring the longevity and safety of your valuable storage tanks.

Understanding the Threat of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Microbiologically influenced corrosion is a complex and challenging form of corrosion that occurs when microorganisms adhere to metal surfaces and produce corrosive byproducts. Consider the complexity of MIC microbiomes and their mechanisms, as well as the logistical constraints of industrial facilities, when selecting appropriate analytical methods for monitoring microbiologically influenced corrosion.

These microorganisms thrive in water, especially stagnant or low-flow conditions, making storage tanks an ideal environment for their growth. As the bacteria feed on organic matter and produce acidic byproducts, they accelerate the corrosion process, leading to pitting, thinning, and ultimately, leaks in the tank structure.

The Impact of MIC on Storage Tanks

While microorganisms do not produce unique types of corrosion, they can accelerate corrosion reactions or shift corrosion mechanisms. Microbiologically influenced corrosion poses numerous risks to storage tanks and the materials they contain:

  • Structural Degradation: Microbiologically influenced corrosion can weaken the structural integrity of storage tanks, leading to potential failure and catastrophic leaks.
  • Contamination: The byproducts of microbial activity can contaminate the stored materials, affecting product quality and safety.
  • Increased Maintenance Costs: Dealing with the consequences of microbiologically influenced corrosion will most likely result in costly repairs and extended downtime of storage tanks.

Choose Raven Liners for MIC Prevention

Raven Liners has earned a reputation as a trusted partner in preventive protection, and their role in combating microbiologically influenced corrosion is no exception. Here are some reasons why choosing Raven Liners is a strategic step in overcoming the threat of microbiologically influenced corrosion on your storage tanks:

Airtight Barrier

Secured and airtight is the key and that is why Raven Liners are designed to create an impermeable barrier that prevents water and microorganisms from contacting the metal surfaces of storage tanks. This barrier inhibits the growth of MIC-causing bacteria and reduces the risk of corrosion.

Storage Tank Liner Customization

Tank liners for storage tanks need to be impermeable and must fit like a glove on storage tanks. Luckily, Raven Liners offers customized solutions that fit storage tanks of all storage tank shapes and sizes. A precise fit ensures complete coverage, eliminating potential entry points for microorganisms.

Corrosion Resistance

Raven Liners are made and designed with high-quality materials that are resistant to corrosion. This gives storage tanks an extra layer of protection against the corrosive byproducts that microorganisms make that cause microbiologically influenced rust.

Long-Term Protection

By investing in Raven Liners, you can achieve long-term protection for your storage tanks against microorganisms, minimizing the risk of MIC and its detrimental effects.

Prevent Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion with Raven Liners!

Microorganisms that bring about microbiologically influenced corrosion pose a significant threat to the integrity and efficiency of storage tanks in storage tank owners and various industries. Choosing the right preventive protection is crucial to overcoming this unseen menace and ensuring the longevity of your valuable assets. 

Raven Liners have proven themselves as a strategic solution in the battle against microbiologically influenced corrosion, offering impermeable barriers, customization, and corrosion resistance.

By selecting Raven Liners, you can proactively protect your storage tanks from MIC, thereby mitigating the risks of structural damage, contamination, and increased maintenance costs. Investing in Raven Liners demonstrates a commitment to the safety and longevity of your storage tanks, providing peace of mind and enabling your business to thrive without the worry of microbiologically influenced corrosion. Safeguard your storage tanks with Raven Liners and pave the way to a corrosion-free future for your valuable assets.

Do not let microorganisms compromise your tanks! Contact our professional team today to schedule a consultation or if you’d like to get a free quote.

Get in touch with us through any of the following:

Email: info@ravenliners.com.au

Phone Number: 1800 907 834

Address: Ground Floor 477 Boundary Street Spring Hill QLD 4000

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