Detect Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)

Save millions on repairs and downtime by rapidly detecting corrosive organisms in-field and on-site with MIC Testing.

Is Your business at risk because of MIC?

MARINE

MARINE

AVIATION

AVIATION

CHEMICAL PROCESSING

CHEMICAL PROCESSING

WATER TREATMENT

WATER TREATMENT

POWER GENERATION

POWER GENERATION

OIL

OIL & GAS

EARLY, ACCURATE DETECTION OF CORROSIVE ORGANISMS ALLOWS FOR RAPID TREATMENT.

WHY INSTANTLABS FOR IN-FIELD MIC TESTING?

InstantLabs has developed methods for direct in-field processing and qPCR analysis of water and biofilm samples using the Hunter® system. This portable total solution includes reagents and equipment that allow for the collection and processing of samples, nucleic acid extraction, and qPCR analysis on the touch-screen driven device. The entire system is portable, and results are delivered in just a few hours.

Most currently used, culture-based methods such as “bug bottles” are non-specific or don’t capture the entire microbial population, leaving you with unanswered questions after tests are complete. The Hunter® system employs state of- the-art assays that target microbial DNA ensuring high specificity and maximum coverage of corrosive organisms.

Traditional methods take weeks to generate results due to culturing time or the necessity to ship samples from the field to a laboratory. The Hunter® system delivers actionable results on-site in just a few hours allowing mitigation strategies to begin immediately. Reducing the time to results can prevent millions of dollars in new or ongoing damage.

Those in the industry know that getting samples from the field to the laboratory is not always easy especially when working in remote locations or offshore. Plus it adds time to the analysis during which problems can become worse. We’ve built a completely portable solution that lets you test anywhere, anytime. The complete testing solution fits into an easily transportable pelican case. Freeze-dried test reagents also eliminate the need for cold storage.

WHY INSTANTLABS FOR OFF-SITE MIC TESTING?

In-Field testing using the Hunter® system gives you highly actionable data in just a few hours. However, in many cases it makes sense to subsequently dig deeper and see the identity of the microbial species present in a system and their relative proportions. InstantLabs has built an industry-leading 16S rRNA-based metagenomics analysis platform designed specifically for MIC. By employing the latest in high-throughput, next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, our scientists can deliver species data at a level never before possible. Microbes present are further characterized into specific metabolic groups using our advanced genomic pipeline. This analysis has many advantages:

– Understand the ratios of microbes present in your system that are associated with different business impacts including biocorrosion, biofilm formation, biofouling, H2S production, etc.

– Monitor your system over the long-term by tracking changes in microbial populations over time.

– Understand how different factors affect microbial ratios and concentrations.

– Better monitor biocide treatments by seeing the effects of the treatment on different microbial populations.

Metagenomic Analysis Procedure

Metagenomics-Analysis-Procedure

Microbial Population Data

Microbial-Population-Data

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