Welcome to the Land-Based Industries Microbiological Contamination Sector: Safeguarding Vital Sectors from Spoilage and Corrosion

In the intricate web of land-based industries, an often overlooked menace lurks - microbiological spoilage and corrosion. This insidious threat can wreak havoc across a spectrum of vital sectors including petroleum, manufacturing, water supply, environmental, energy, power generation, and ground transportation.

Here's a closer look at how microbiological contamination can impact these crucial industries:

  1. Manufacturing Processes: Microbial growth can disrupt manufacturing processes, resulting in subpar finished products. This can have far-reaching implications for industries that rely on precision and quality.
  2. Storage and Preservation: Manufactured products and raw materials are susceptible to serious biodeterioration if not adequately preserved in storage. This underscores the importance of robust preservation practices.
  3. Fuel Quality and Infrastructure Integrity: Fuels like diesel and heating oil face the threat of microbiological growth during storage, distribution, and use. This can lead to a domino effect of issues, from compromised fuel quality to corrosion of storage tanks, culminating in power failures and equipment breakdowns.
  4. Machinery Reliability: Oils and lubricants, critical components in machinery operations, can be adversely affected by microbiological contamination. This can lead to machinery failures, resulting in costly downtime for repairs and remediation.
  5. Water Systems Integrity: Beyond health concerns related to drinking and recreational water supplies, microbiological problems extend into various water systems. Cooling towers, closed water systems in buildings, and water used in the drinks industry are all susceptible to fouling and corrosion, highlighting the need for vigilant monitoring and maintenance.

By acknowledging the far-reaching impacts of microbiological contamination, we empower ourselves to implement proactive measures that safeguard the integrity and reliability of these vital land-based industries. Join us in our commitment to preserving the quality, safety, and efficiency of operations within this diverse sector. Together, we fortify the foundations upon which so many industries depend.


Get the latest Industry Guidance and Resources relating to Microbiological Contamination and Corrosion in the Energy, Power Generation, Water Quality, Manufacturing and Heavy Engineering Industries.

Below you have links to a range of useful Guidance Documents.