Microbial Corrosion can affect the efficiency of your cooling towers and closed loop systems

Corrosion costs the United States nearly 1 Trillion dollars a year in both direct and indirect costs.  Corrosion can have long term and potentially costly impacts on your facility.  Efficiency loss and potential repair costs of damaged systems can be avoided by closely monitoring the microbial conditions of your facility.

  • Potential equipment malfunction or failure
  • Increased capital costs to repair or replace failed equipment
  • Operational challenges from loss of services from failed equipment
  • Scale build-up in pipes and on mechanical parts
  • Increased operation cost due to loss of efficiency
  • Accelerated wear and reduced operational life of equipment

Monitoring bacteria capable of causing corrosion, clogging, biofilm formation, and increased hygiene risk in various manufacturing, industrial, and commercial settings can reduce the impact of corrosion on your equipment.  Microbial corrosion screening can assess the presence and level of activity of acid producing, iron related, sulfate reducing, nitrifying, denitrifying, and slime forming bacteria before these bacteria become detrimental to your facility’s operations.  By determining presence/absence and approximate count (aggressiveness) of bacteria known to cause corrosion of water systems in your facility a disinfection plan can be developed.  Environmental Safety Technologies can povide monitoring services to help detect corrosion causing bacteria before they become detrimental to your facility’s operations.

  • Acid Producing Bacteria
    • Monitor production of acids that attack metal surfaces
    • Turnaround: 8 days
  • Denitrifying Bacteria
    • Track ammonia producers that attack copper alloys
    • Turnaround: 4 days
  • Slime Forming Bacteria
    • Evaluate slime & sludge forming bacteria
    • Turnaround: 8 days
  • Sulfate Reducing Bacteria
    • Monitor corrosion of metal surfaces
    • Turnaround: 8 days
  • Nitrifying Bacteria
    • Detect corrosion on copper & steel
    • Turnaround: 5 days
  • Iron Related Bacteria
    • Track iron deposits water passages plugging & metal deterioration
    • Turnaround: 8 days
  • Algae
    • Detect algae that can absorb and inhibit biocides causing pitting of metal
    • Turnaround: 24 days
  • Fluorescent Pseudomonads
    • Monitor biofilm that may supply nutrients for Legionella
    • Turnaround: 8 days