" Elsyca has been a tremendous partner to us. Their advanced technical capabilities and software combined with their responsiveness has enabled us to better serve our pipeline clients in identifying and mitigating the threat of AC induced corrosion "
Andy Jensen - Executive Director, Oil & Gas
Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.
Ensuring safety through computational modeling and analysis of AC mitigation systems
Accurate computation of safety and corrosion risks affected by High Voltage AC (HVAC) powerlines using exact geographical coordinates and operating conditions
Design and/or verification of AC mitigation systems on pipelines for every scenario (ROWs with HVAC powerlines, sub-station facilities, buried AC cables, AC traction systems, …)
User-friendly interface, with an exceptionally simple pipeline and HVAC power-line data input
Compliant with local and international standards
Accurate pipeline and powerline routings definition based on exact GPS coordinates;
No limitation on the number of pipelines, power lines, and mitigation systems.
Enrich & Calibrate
Automatic tower foot length and radius calibration based on resistance-to-earth values;
Ability to modify pipeline characteristics (coating resistance, wall thickness).
Analyze & Predict
Design and verify the performance of mitigation designs;
Monitor true protection levels and troubleshoot CP system;
Run what-if scenarios analyses.
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.
Elsyca continuously invests in research and innovation. We are experts in our field and so is our software. Therefore it can count on an enthusiastic and loyal customer base.
Elsyca IRIS gives you a very good insight in the interference situation and the mitigation process. Its illustrative qualities (graphical charts, visualization with Google Earth, ...) make this a great tool.
With Elsyca IRIS you create effective mitigation computer-aided designs that have been validated in numerous studies. Unlike with other software, you will find the results to truly correspond with reality.
A wide range of functionalities
Straightforward Model Creation
Direct import of detailed pipeline and power line routings using geographical coordinates. No separation of the routing in 'near parallel zones' is needed.
Flexible & High Quality Model Refinement
Pipeline specifications (diameter, wall thickness, coating resistance,…), as well as soil resistivity, can be defined per section; power line characteristics (phase configuration and shield wires, pole resistance-to-earth, …) can vary along with routing.
Quick and robust solver with automated fault simulation
Elsyca IRIS simulates normal load and fault conditions and calculates LEF, EMF, induced voltages/currents, touch and step potentials, ground potential rise, and AC current densities. Also, all towers of a given power line are automatically faulted one by one while other power lines operate at a user-selected load.
Elsyca IRIS supports fully automated export of the complete project (pipelines, power lines, anodes, connections,...) for easy integration with cartography systems, as well as output to Google Earth and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) enabling printing on A0 to A4, zooming, creation of PDF, ...
Unlimited Model Complexity
There's no limitation on the number of pipelines, power lines, or mitigation systems.
Easy What-if Analysis & Mitigation Design
Convenient what-if studies and effective mitigation with wide range of measures such as resistive and direct bonds between pipelines, insulation joints, discrete grounds, distributed anode grounds, parallel mitigation wire, gradient control mats, decoupler devices,...
Elsyca IRIS (Inductive and Resistive Interference Simulator) is a state-of-the-art software tool for studying inductive and resistive interference effects between underground pipelines, railways, and other utilities and transmission power lines and cables. Elsyca IRIS enables the engineer to swiftly assess mitigation measures and verify mitigation designs for compliance with international standards.
Automated Fault Simulation
When studying a fault situation by computer modeling, a one or three phase-to-ground fault of a selected circuit at a selected tower of the power line is created and the induced voltage profiles are calculated. As there are of course many towers, it is important to repeat this process for each individual tower in order to determine the worst case situation. With the automatic fault simulation feature, the one or three phase-to-ground circuit faults are sequentially simulated for each individual tower while the remaining circuits are maintained at a user-defined steady-state operational condition. As a result, the induced voltage profiles are overlaid for all faulted towers and the worst case situation is easily determined. Needless to say that this automated full fault study saves huge amounts of time and frees the engineer from time-consuming and error-prone interactions with the software.
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