Last year, the Сompany's specialists conducted in-line inspection in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Bahrain, Brazil, Malaysia and Oman.
The contest committee, which was headed by Sergey Zubin, Chief Engineer of Transneft Diascan, analysed and evaluated the participants’ reserach to practice projects and identified the two best reports.
The 12-KMK.00-00.000 calibration system allows to calibrate pipelines with the diameters of 325 mm (12 "), 355.6 mm (14" API) and 377 mm (14" GOST). The device helps determine flow area in pipelines of 0.6 – 0.85 Dn.
As part of implementation of a set of measures, 2,284 lamps and 185 lightning fixtures were replaced with LED ones at the Company's facilities. As a result, electricity consumption decreased by 188.35 thousand kWh.
The diagnostics were performed as part of Transneft’s annual integrated programme of diagnostic examination of pipelines and PS (oil pumping stations) facilities for 2018.
Over the last year, 34.2 thousand km of oil trunk pipelines (OTP) were diagnosed. Most of the work was carried out at the OTPs of Transneft East (8.9 thousand km), Transneft Siberia (4.6 thousand km) and Transneft Volga Region (3.5 thousand km).
Over 40 employees of the Enterprise took part in the campaign. Together they collected art supplies and raised funds to purchase two TV sets for the rooms where elderly people with reduced mobility were staying.
The developed information system will allow to maintain a unified database of OTP (PPTP) facilities and PS, providing quick access to the results of previously conducted diagnostics and the possibility to automate the process of agreeing technical specifications for conducting external diagnostics, as well as to exchange information with external contracting entities and to monitor the timing of their diagnostics.
The guests were shown how key business units of Transneft Diascan operate, among them the diagnostics shop, the polyurethane production shop and the test facility. In-line inspection tools developed by the Company’s designers aroused particular interest of the visitors.
The upgrading operations took place from April 2016 to November 2018. The defectoscope underwent acceptance testing at Transneft Diascan’s test ground as well as within a section of an operating oil pipeline.