Facilitator: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Thursday, April 12
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Precast concrete manufacturers should be aware of any threats to their product’s durability. This will not only enable them to design accordingly, but will help them explain how they mitigate these threats when asked by regulators or specifiers. For those who manufacture products for sanitary wastewater treatment and conveyance, such as manholes, pipe and septic tanks, a threat may be Microbiologically Induced Corrosion. MC is a phenomenon created by specific environmental conditions. Its presence is regional, but its awareness is vast, often resulting in misunderstanding about its magnitude, diagnosis and causes. A study on MIC was completed at Purdue University and other projects and studies are ongoing. This course will provide manufacturers with an understanding of the environmental conditions and the phases of development of MIC development. The presentation will also focus on what producers can do to maintain a structure’s durability in MIC-conducive environments. This is valuable information for quality control, plant management and sales personnel.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify the primary environmental conditions needed for MIC
- Explain the three phases of MIC development
- Describe methods to further protect structures in MIC conditions