Water and Biocorrosion

Drinking water

Water and Biocorrosion

Water is essential for life on earth and the most important grocery. At the same time, it is supporting the growth of microorganisms. We are testing the quality of drinking and process water and are an official recognized microbial drinking water test laboratory according to § 15 German Drinking Water Act.In the presence of water, biofilms will be formed on almost all surfaces. This might result in hygienic risks, if pathogenic organisms are involved. In addition, microorganisms in a biofilm can cause microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) of concrete, metal, wood, rubber and other materials. This is relevant for water transport systems as well as the various grounding structures in soil and sea sediment. We support you with highly specialized laboratory services to detect the issues and consult how to protect your materials and systems.

Laboratory services in the field of water and biocorrosion

The following table shows our range of laboratory services we offer in the field of "water and biocorrosion". Test methods that belong to our accreditation scope are marked with a *.

Type Number Title
 
Sampling

DIN EN ISO 19458

Sampling for microbiological examinations

 
Microbiological drinking water analysis

according to appendix 1 no 5 TrinkwV. A.F.
DIN EN ISO 6222

Colony count 22 °C 

 
Microbiological drinking water analysis

according to appendix 1 no 5 TrinkwV. A.F.
DIN EN ISO 6222

Colony count 36 °C 

 
Mikrobiologische Trinkwasseruntersuchung

DIN EN ISO 9308-1

Escherichia coli (E. coli) 

 
Microbiological drinking water analysis

DIN EN ISO 7899-2

Enterococci

 
Microbiological drinking water analysis

DIN EN 12780

Pseudomonas aeruginosa 

 
Microbiological drinking water analysis

DIN EN ISO 11731-2

Legionella

 
Microbiological drinking water analysis

according to TrinkwV 2001

Clostridium perfringens 

 
Microbial induced corrosion

according to Sand et al.

Examination on biofilm formation and biocorrosion in water transport systems e.g. steel or concrete water pipelines, ships, wind power plants

 
Examination of cooling water

VDI 2047 Blatt 2

Recooling plants: Assurance of hygienic operation of evaporation coolers (cooling tower standards of VDI) 

  • Consulting in the fields of water, biofouling and biokorrosion

    We assist you with all questions that might come up related to hygienic challenges of water piping systems in the field of drinking water as well as in the marine area or industrial production systems. In addition, we prepare ris assessment reports according to TrinkwV 2001/2012.

    We evaluate your corrosion damages in water piping systems e.g. steel or concrete and support you with the determination of counteractions and decontamination and restricting.

    Baustahl Spundwand Korrosion
    Biocorrosion of metallic and mineral materials
    Biogene Schwefelsäure - Korrosion (BSK)
    Biogene Schwefelsäure - Korrosion (BSK)

Training and education in the field of water and biocorrosion

Please find below-stated public seminars as well as topics for in-house trainings. 

Current Dates

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PHP Datum Kosten
 
7. Jun 2018

Biofouling and biocorrosion in the marine sector - challenges and protective measures

450.00 € Plätze verfügbarSeats available
 
22. Nov 2018

4th Conference of Applied Hygiene, Microbiology and Virology

0.00 € Plätze verfügbarSeats available

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