Biocorrosion & Biofouling

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More accurate than ATP or bug bottles. Detect damage-causing microorganisms such as Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRBs) fast and accurately using DNA.

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Understand the microorganisms present in your system so you can effectively prevent and treat microbial issues before they cause irreparable damage or catastrophic failures.

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Reduce risk and save money through better treatment and monitoring.

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IN-FIELD DNA ANALYSIS

Easily detect damage-causing microorganisms and get actionable DNA-based results on-site in just a few hours.

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Send us your samples for complete qPCR & Metagenomic analysis. Detect nearly 100% of microorganisms.

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Collect samples in-field, quickly stabilize DNA, and then process later when and where convenient.

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WHY SHOULD YOU WORRYABOUT MICROBES IN YOUR INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM?

REASON #1:
MICROORGANISMS CAUSE $100s OF BILLIONS IN DAMAGE

$500 Billion USD

Corrosion Damage Caused
Annually by Microorganisms

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$2.5 Trillion USD

Estimated Total Annual Cost
of Corrosion Globally

REASON #2:
MICROBES CAUSE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DAMAGE

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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

Corrosion of metal and other materials caused by microorganisms such as Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRBs) and Acid Producing Bacteria (APBs). Reduces the integrity, safety, and reliability of infrastructure and equipment.

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Biofouling

Accumulation of microorganisms on interior or exterior surfaces that can cause issues such as clogging or restricting flow in pipes and other equipment. Can help establish an environment that supports microbiological corrosion, etc.

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Biodegradation

Degradation of material by microorganisms such as Methanogens or Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria (HDBs). They can aid in the cleanup of oil spills but can cause costly damage to commodities such as crude oil or aviation fuels stored in tanks.

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Reservoir Souring

Souring in oil field systems is most commonly due to the action of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes that respire sulfate and produce sulfide (the key souring agent). Increases health risks, handling costs, and reduces value of product.

REASON #3:
MANY TYPES OF MICROORGANISMS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE

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Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRBs)
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Acid Producing Bacteria (APBs)
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Iron-Reducing Bacteria (IRBs)
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Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria (IOBs)
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Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria (NRBs)
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Methanogens
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Slime Formers

REASON #4:
VIRTUALLY ALL MAJOR INDUSTRIES ARE AT RISK

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Pipelines

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Oil & Gas

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Aviation

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Medicine

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Power

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Fuel Storage

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Transportation

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Chemicals

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Water

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Maritime

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Fire Safety

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Mining

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ONLY qPCR AND METAGENOMICS FROM INSTANTLABS PROVIDES THE DATA YOU NEED TO MAKE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT DECISIONS

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