The Sig Sulphide® test kit allows you to reliably detect the extent of bacterial sulphide generation and assess the associated risk of Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC). This method is widely used by water treatment companies, world renowned environmental test laboratories, oil companies and marine surveyors. It is recognised as a useful tool in detecting the risk of corrosion before it becomes too costly or difficult to manage, as well as for investigating corrosion incidents.
SigTests® are uniquely designed to test for microorganisms which cause significant problems in industry. Anyone can easily use the kit by adding a small amount of the fluid or corrosion deposit to the screw-capped tube. Results are then shown via a change in colour of the gel inside the test tube, depending on the extent of SRB or other bacterial sulphide generating activity present.
Through its colour-changing gel methodology, the test kit gives a clear indication of the severity of an SRB infection, and the associated corrosion risks. Sig Sulphide® also shows good correlation with the NACE TMO 194 standard test method for detecting corrosive SRB. The ability to test easily on-site helps avoid the errors associated with delays in transferring samples to a test laboratory.
The test kit provides results much quicker than equivalent laboratory tests for detecting SRB and is widely used in the commissioning of closed water systems, routine monitoring, and investigation of corrosion incidents.