Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) found in oilfield water systems can be a serious threat to oil productivity and profits. If left unmonitored and undetected, these microorganisms create hazardous hydrogen sulfide and can cause serious damage to infrastructure through microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). Bacterial corrosion can cause structural failures and foul or plug pipes, pumps and other equipment. SRBs can also sour an oil reservoir, requiring expensive remediation.
Conventional SRB testing methods can take weeks to deliver results – giving SRBs more time to multiply and cause damage such as biocorrosion. The 3M™ Rapid SRB Detection Pouch is a standalone culturing method designed to make field testing easy, accurate and – best of all – fast. Testing has shown our detection pouch can provide results in significantly less time than conventional methods like serial dilution bottles. Light and compact, the bacteria test kit is so small, 200 tests fit easily in a backpack for portability in the field or offshore.
With the Rapid SRB Detection Pouch, you will experience:
Obtaining high-quality sulphate reducing bacteria test results is a priority for your field personnel. Diagnose biocorrosion in your pipelines reliably and easily with the Rapid SRB Detection Pouch.
Are you ready for success? Test your knowledge here! The following knowledge check will test your comprehension of performing an SRB test with the 3M™ Rapid SRB Detection Pouch. Several questions reference the Quick Guide and Interpretation Card available online and in the product package. Upon successful completion, you can download and print a certificate.
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