ICCP Optimisation

beasy iccp optUsed in conjunction with the BEASY Corrosion & CP the BEASY ICCP Optimisation software provides a comprehensive solution for engineers who need to Optimise ICCP system operation.

Many of the typical tasks required to choose the optimum ICCP anode currents can be automated by simply supplying the software details of the design objectives and constraints:

  • Automatically determine anode currents required to achieve required potential
  • Identify optimum reference electrode locations
  • Design ICCP control parameters
  • Minimise electric and magnetic signatures

Predict ICCP anode currents required to achieve the protection required

With the BEASY ICCP Optimisation software you can define the goals of the simulation and the constraints on the design. For example the user can:

  • Define the target potentials on the vessel
  • Define the maximum and minimum potentials to avoid under and over protection
  • Specify that the potentials on the vessel should be as even as possible

Given this data the software automatically adjusts the anode currents until the best design is achieved within the constraints of the power supply of the ICCP system. In this way the settings for the optimum uniform protection of the vessel under the vessels operating conditions can be determined.

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Minimise the electric field

The surrounding electric field (and consequently the associated magnetic field) can be minimised automatically to achieve the minimum corrosion related signature. For example the user can:

  • Define the maximum and minimum potentials to avoid under and over protection
  • Specify the location where the signature is to be measured

Given this data the software automatically adjusts the anode currents until the configuration which provides the minimum signature is determined.

Search for the optimum anode and reference cell locations

Using the BEASY ICCP Optimisation software the search for the optimum locations for the anodes and reference cells can be efficiently performed. For example the user can define a series of models representing:

  • The possible designs of the ICCP system including the number of anodes and their location
  • The target potential required on the vessel or structure
  • The maximum and minimum potential to be allowed to avoid under or over protection
  • The capacity of the ICCP power supplies

Each model can then be run to determine the anode currents which will achieve the target potential at all locations on the vessel or structure, and the most uniform potential distribution within the constraints of the ICCP power supplies. These results provide the user with information on the best performance for each design of the ICCP system. If the signature of the vessel is the main concern then the objective can be changed from the most uniform potential distribution to the minimum signature. These results provide the user with information on the best performance for each design of the ICCP system.

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