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Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC) of Metals & Alloys in Fuel & Municipal Storage Tank and Piping Systems

Sullivan (Sully) D. Curran PE, Executive Director I. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to describe: The conditions leading to accelerated MIC (Microbial Influenced Corrosion) which is sometimes referred to as hydrocarbon utilizing...

1995-2015 Review: Laboratory and Field Studies on the Cause of Accelerated MIC Corrosion in Petroleum and Municipal Storage Tank and Piping Systems

Sullivan (Sully) D. Curran PE, Executive Director I. Executive Summary The purpose of this paper is to provide information on the conditions that lead to microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) of metals and alloys and the corrosion protection provided...

Ethanol Compatibility with Fiberglass UST Systems

Ethanol Compatibility with Fiberglass UST Systems Sullivan (Sully) Curran P. E., Executive Director I. Introduction and Background The purpose of this paper is to provide Institute manufacturers of fiberglass tanks and piping compatibility information...

Fiberglass Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Tank & Piping Standards

Sullivan (Sully) D. Curran PE, Executive Director I. Executive Summary The purpose of this paper is to provide the design engineer and those responsible for purchasing tanks and piping for use in aggressive environments with an understanding of the...

Fiberglass Tank & Piping Fundamentals

Sullivan (Sully) D. Curran PE, Executive Director Introduction Fiberglass reinforced thermosetting plastic (“fiberglass”) first became a viable alternative to protected steel, stainless steel and exotic materials in 1948. That year centrifugal cast...

Static Ignition Hazards When Handling Petroleum Products

Sullivan (Sully) D. Curran PE, Executive Director Introduction Static electricity in one form or another is a phenomenon of nature and often results in electrostatic discharges that can cause fires and explosions. While expertise to reduce these hazards...