" Elsyca CatPro is the easiest-to-use modeling and simulation software for the design and maintenance of cathodic protection systems of buried pipelines. Moreover, the prompt and professional support of Elsyca has made this an extremely satisfying solution "
Accuracy at the fingertips
Easily define your exact configuration by relying on:
Field input data (local coating quality, soil resistivity, and polarization data along with the pipeline routing)
Local (100 km range) study of the impact of changes affecting CP DC interferences for:
Multiple pipelines – parallel and/or crossing with separate CP systems;
Congested environments with hard-surfacing and complex geometries;
Cost-efficient determination of “IR-free” for pipelines or systems;
DC traction or HVDC interference;
Locations where CP systems can adversely affect the power-line or power system grounding/earthing.
Definition of the pipeline, CP infrastructure and field data gathered, DC traction or HVDC routings using geographical coordinates
Verification and/or modification of model information inside user-friendly GUI
Enrich & Calibrate
Addition or modification of DC traction systems, HVDC structures including tower positions, CP rectifiers, CP anode Beds, Magnesium anodes, drains, direct and resistive bonds, test stations, insulating joints/flanges, …
Analyze & Predict
Exchange & axial current through the pipe wall and/or rail beams;
ON and IR-free potential;
Current density of pipe, through bonds and diode drainage systems.
The software is a pleasure to use. We can honestly say this, as it is used by our in-house consultants and a loyal customer base and continuously improved based on user experience.
Fully developed in-house with the co-operation from Nederlandse Gasunie, the solution is industry-proven.
Elsyca CatPro gives you accurate insights during your stray current interference analysis considering:
DC interference from transport systems (train, metro, …);
HVDC interference from power transmission lines;
Interferences from 3rd party CP systems or neighboring pipelines;
Robust, fast, and accurate solver providing an invaluable tool for computationally designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting CP installations.
A wide range of functionalities
Straightforward Model Creation
Seamless import from external database of pipeline routing to create an accurate and representative model of your pipelines
Flexible & High Quality Model Refinement
Easy modeling of electrical networks: current and voltage supply, current drains, resistive bonds, insulation joints, etc.;
Library of polarization curves for common material/soil combinations
Quick and robust solver with automated fault simulation
Combined BEM-FEM approach for soil and pipeline resistivity modeling;
Calculation of off-, on-, IR free- pipe-to-soil potentials, radial current densities, axial currents, voltage attenuation;
Powerful visualization environment
Output to SVG (scalable vector graphics) and Google Earth to ease third-party sharing and collaboration
" Elsyca CatPro has been a vital tool for us in maintaining the competitive power of our corrosion control group. It saves us huge efforts by supplying immediate modeling capability which allows us to validate our CP system maintenance plan without expensive trial-and-error. Elsyca CatPro is also extremely helpful in understanding complex interference situations which cannot be simulated by other methods. "
Willing to learn more about computer-aided solutions for Cathodic Protection against external Direct Current sources?