Monitoring bacterial growth in water pipelines used by Oil&Gas industries

Bacterial growth on surfaces in contact with water ("biofilm") causes many problems (corrosion, decrease in heat exchange, etc) to all the industries using freshwater or seawater in their process.

ALVIM has just released a new biofilm sensor with ATEX certification ("explosion proof"), that allows to monitor bacterial growth in pipelines, tanks, etc, in hazardous areas:

Total Oil&Gas demonstrated the benefits of ALVIM technology:

(Oral communication SPE-174562-MS, SPE Symposium on Water Handling and Management 2015, Galveston, TX)