Technical Toolboxes has announced the release of its new alternating current (AC) Mitigation PowerTool© for use by pipeline engineers and technicians. With unlimited pipeline and electric transmission tower line modelling, the AC Mitigation PowerTool enables the user to truly understand and mitigate the underground pipeline AC induced current pipeline integrity problem.
The AC Mitigation PowerTool has been developed to assist the engineer or technician when model and mitigating or modifying the design of pipeline cathodic protection (CP) systems. The tool aims to reduce the AC current density effects to meet the criteria specified either by a pipeline owner operator or the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) standard.
The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) AC predictive and mitigation software developed by Electro Sciences, Inc. and Dr. John Dabkowski (PRCI Catalog #L51835) has been the defacto industry safety and analysis standard since 1999. The PRCI AC predictive and mitigation software was developed to handle multiple pipelines utilising the same right-of-way (ROW) with overhead high voltage AC power lines. A new and enhanced version of the PRCI field proven and field tested computational engine has been ported to work on current and future ‘cloud’ and mobile devices as well as the traditional desktop/laptop.
The new AC Mitigation PowerTool can be used from the Cloud or installed on a desktop/laptop. Integration with GPS and Google Earth allows the user the quickly and easily identify the locations, soils and proximities of the number of pipelines, towers, substations, nodes, crossings etc.
Adapted from press release by Stephanie Roker
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