Integrate with Siemens Simcenter software and predict corrosion of metal structures with FEAC’s world class Boundary Element Method (BEM) solution.
Industries using Pithia-CP
- Oil & Gas (Offshore)
- Oil & Gas (Pipelines)
- Marine Vessels
- Wind Energy (Offshore)
- Storage Tanks
Pithia-CP is a Boundary Element Method (BEM) solution, that models anti-corrosion design through cathodic protection (CP). This simulation models the behavior of an electrical current applied to a metal structure to protect it from corrosion. The simulation predicts the distribution of the current flow and the potential of the metal surface, which helps to optimize the CP design to ensure maximum protection. This can help to prevent corrosion damage and prolong the service life of the metal structure.
Use Pithia-CP to
Predict the performance of a Sacrificial Anode CP (SACP) system and optimize the design by analyzing factors such as the choice of sacrificial anode material, its placement, and the potential difference between the anode and the protected metal.
Provide a quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of a Impressed Current CP (ICCP) system in preventing corrosion and identify any potential issues that may need to be addressed to improve the system’s performance.
Integrate with Siemens Simcenter 3D and enjoy a CAD-centric, best-in-class modeling environment.
- Sacrificial Anode CP (SACP)
- Impressed Current CP (ICCP)
- Extensive Material Library
More about BEM
Top-class Accelerated BEM solver
PITHIA’s solver offers unprecedented capabilities to the user over the competition:
1. Based on the accelerated Boundary Element Method, it is capable of solving complex models corresponding to more than 1 million DoF (Degrees of Freedom). This reduces the need for simplifications and modelling assumptions. Instead, it increases the confidence & accuracy of the computed results.
2. By implementing innovative numerical techniques, it offers drastically faster solution times.
3. It minimizes computer hardware requirements.
Solve fast & accurate, with less hardware demands
PITHIA-CP drives innovation in Digital Twins of Cathodic Protection systems and provides unprecedented capabilities compared to the competition.
Modeling Environment & Intuitive Workflow
Through the partnership between FEAC & SIEMENS Digital Industries Software, engineers dealing with Cathodic Protection can now enjoy a modern, CAD-centric, highly efficient, multi- discipline modeling environment.
Why BEM (Boundary Element Method)?
The dominant competing solution is the Finite Element Method (FEM), which generally is very well implemented but has certain limitations in problems dealing with infinite/semi-infinite domains. The method has significantly higher computational requirements, making it unsuitable for e.g. acoustic, vibration wave propagation in soil and electromagnetic problems. PITHIA is based on the Boundary Element Method (BEM), the main advantage of which is the reduction of the dimensionality of the problem. This means that only the boundaries of the problem is required to be discretized in contrast with the FEM where the volume of the e.g. sea, soil or water must be discretized. Thus, the model preparation in PITHIA is significant simpler. Additionally, it well-known that the Boundary Element method offer unprecedented accuracy compared to the Finite Element Method.
PITHA-CP is a complimentary corrosion solution to Siemens Simcenter 3D
“We are pleased that FEAC Engineering has joined the Siemens Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Partner for Simcenter 3D software. FEAC’s PITHIA-CP is a world leading Boundary Element solution for cathodic protection, which can provide our customers complimentary solutions that add value to their software investment. Through this partnership, engineers dealing with Cathodic Protection can now enjoy a modern, CAD-centric, highly efficient, multi-discipline modeling environment.”
Koen De Langhe
Director Product Management
Siemens Digital Industries Software
“FEAC is excited to join Siemens Digital Industries Software’s partner community, as the strength of our two organizations working together can deliver significant value to our customers, who want technology that has an open data model that will support them in the future. By expanding the partnership with Siemens DISW, FEAC delivers Cathodic Protection CAE solutions for the Marine, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy & Construction Industry.”
FEAC Engineering P.C.
Your trusted Siemens DISW Partner
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