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Elsyca V-PIMS
A revolution in digital PIMS combining Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management System (PIMS) and computational modeling capabilities
Elsyca IRIS
Deep analysis of AC threats and design and engineering of efficient mitigation systems
Elsyca CatPro
Graphical simulation platform for cathodic protection and DC stray current analysis of pipeline networks
Elsyca CPManager
3D CAD-based software simulation platform for the design and analysis of cathodic protection installations
Elsyca ACTA
Unique engineering service offering accurate, disambiguated, and tailored risk ranking report of pipeline networks
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Elsyca PlatingManager
Leverage a digital twin of your plating line to predict plating performance and increase manufacturing capacity
Elsyca CuBE
Avoid signal integrity problems during the design phase using an upfront, accurate and easy DFM test
Elsyca PCBBalance
The world’s only PCB DFM software that applies automated and optimized copper balancing to your PCB design and panel layout.
Elsyca PCBPlate
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for enhancing the plating performance of your PCB panel and pattern plating processes.
Elsyca ECoatMaster
CAD independent software platform for the simulation of the automotive electrocoating process of a body-in-white (BIW).
Elsyca EPOS
Simulate the performances of electropolishing processes based on a virtual mock-up of the electropolishing cell.
Elsyca AnodizingManager
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for analyzing the production performance and quality of anodizing processes.
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Elsyca CorrosionMaster
CorrosionMaster identifies corrosion hot spots and predicts corrosion rates, enabling engineers to look at alternative material combinations and/or coating systems, or investigate corrosion-mitigating measures.
Elsyca LeakageMaster
Improve vehicles interior acoustic comfort by performing upfront virtual smoke tests.
Elsyca MeshingMaster
Automatically creates meshes for a variety of applications such as acoustics, CFD, thermal analysis, etc
Elsyca XPlorer
Interactive simulation results viewer for Finite Elements results

CP validation for offshore structures
(NACE 2012)

Nowadays offshore structures are typically equipped with a sacrificial anode cathodic protection system (SACP). Design and application of SACP systems is well documented and most owners of marine equipment rely on this traditional approach.

CP validation for offshore structures <br>(NACE 2012)

Nowadays offshore structures are typically equipped with a sacrificial anode cathodic protection system (SACP). Design and application of SACP systems is well documented and most owners of marine equipment rely on this traditional approach. SACP systems for big structures result in a large amount of anodes increasing the mechanical load on the structure, installation cost (welding) and the release of soluble metals into the environment. Moreover, monitoring of the CP performance requires access to the anodes in order to verify the material consumption resulting in expensive ROV inspections.

An innovative and more economical way to protect such offshore structures is by fitting these structures with an impressed current system (ICCP). This relatively new approach makes use of a restricted amount of insoluble Mixed Metal Oxide (MMO) anodes positioned at strategic locations on the structure. Monitoring and adjusting of the ICCP system can easily be performed from an accessible control panel. Most of the ICCP installations are even less expensive than SACP systems. The difficulty, however, is to find a correct design in order to guarantee an adequate protection level for the complete structure and to avoid local overprotection around the MMO anodes.

In this article case studies will be discussed where a 3D simulation technology was used to evaluate the two different CP system designs for a semi-submersible oil rig. Long term effects like polarization behavior and consumption rate of sacrificial anodes is provided and simulation results are compared to current standards.

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