Land management regulatory bodies are requiring utility and transportation corridors to be shared by many corridor services. There can be dire consequences where electrical transmission lines are co-located with metal infrastructure like pipelines. This can lead to increased risk and safety.
SAE’s engineered AC Mitigation (ACM) pipeline protection system provides high performance electrodes and extremely low maintenance. The ACM system effectively dissipates high levels of induced AC current that provides more pipeline protection over a longer life than current solutions, and that can be efficiently installed quickly and easily.
AC Mitigation Design
Engineering & Design
SAE approaches its engineering and design activities with a scientific approach that utilizes modern computer modeling techniques and analysis tools, combined with extensive real-world experience.
SAE engineering activities include:
- Design and engineering of impressed current cathodic protection systems for pipelines
- Design and engineering of AC mitigation systems for utility corridors
- Design and engineering of site grounding systems, including interior and exterior components
- Design and engineering of lighting protection and monitoring systems
- Design and engineering of ambient electrical noise mitigation systems
- Use of collected site and soils data to develop designs that will meet technical specifications
- Use of computer modeling to develop and analyze designs and system performance parameters
- Specification of surge protection devices (SPDs) in grounding and lightning protection designs
- Other project engineering tasks and design reviews
Computer Modeling Tools:
SAE uses the following industry leading computer modeling tools in its grounding and AC mitigation design work: