AXBIO Bio-Film Sensors


Axess-Corrosion offers a range of bio probes for monitoring of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) in high and low pressure systems.  MIC often goes undetected in many industrial systems, but its importance should not be underestimated or ignored as microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, and fungi can accelerate corrosion by up to 1000 times.  Not monitoring for Microbiologically induced corrosion can result in the improper use of corrosion inhibitors and coatings, resulting in significant waste and increased operating costs whilst not addressing the root problem.  Bio probes offer plant operators a simple and effective tool for collecting samples for subsequent microbiological analysis in systems susceptible to MIC.

Early detection and treatment is key to controlling microbiologically influenced corrosion once it has infected the system.  Once the microorganisms have formed a biofilm, they become more resistant to biocides and can rapidly grow if not detected and controlled.

Key Features


  • Meets NACE MR1075 & MR0103

  • 1 ½” Full Port Valve Minimum

  • Low cost monitoring option

  • Easy installation and maintenance 

  • Simple and Economical means of collecting bacteria samples for corrosion monitoring

  • Indicator of level of microbiologically induced corrosion for the correct level and effective use of biocide treatments.  This significantly reduces costs and minimizes dangerous effects to the environment

  • Flush Probe with retrievable and retractable design ideal for frequently pigged pipelines

  • Use in high or low-pressure systems, without the need for system shutdown