This diagnostic complex is a new standard type of the range of DST flaw detectors used by specialists of Transneft Diascan for in-line diagnostics since 2012 and is designed to determine the spatial position of the main pipelines with an external diameter of 16/20”.
The works were performed as part of the integrated programme of diagnostic examination of pipelines and OPS (oil pump stations) facilities of Transneft for 2017.
Issues of joint implementation of concept of the robotized complex for process pipelines pigging were discussed during the meeting.
In 2017 participation of the joint-stock company in the city contest was included into the Action Plan for the Year of Ecology announced in the Russian Federation and within Transneft.
A model of the in-line inspection tool was on display as part of the collective stand of the Russian Federation, where Transneft was one of the official partners.
The joint-stock company had on display mockup models of proprietary in-line inspection tools (ILIT): an ultrasonic (WM) defectoscope and a combined magnetic ultrasonic in-line defectoscope (MFL + WM + CD).
Abroad the basic part of in-line inspection works was conducted in Iran, where 1,342 km of pipelines were inspected using multichannel geometry tools and magnetic defectoscopes MFL and TFI.
Most of work for diagnostics of oil pipelines was carried out at the TOP of Transneft Far East, LLC (3,969.5 km), Transneft Siberia, JSC (3,683.6 km) and Transneft – East, LLC (3,059.5 km) Km).
Models of own-produced combined defectoscopes: magnetic (MFL + TFI) and magnetic ultrasonic (MFL+WM+CD) were presented as part of the exposition.
The parties discussed the question of extension of the cooperation between Transneft Diascan, JSC, and Belarusian oil transport companies in the area of technical inspection of pipelines.