At Transneft’s exhibition booth, Transneft Diascan presented a model of a combined in-line magnetic and ultrasonic inspection tool of proprietary design and production. This is the flagship product among in-line inspection tools.
The device project has 24 measuring levers allowing to measure defects’ angular position with the accuracy of up to ±15°.
At the exhibition stand, the Company presented mockup models of in-line inspection tools of its own design and production: the WM ultrasonic inspection tool and the combined magnetic in-line inspection tool with axial and circumferential magnetisation (MFL + TFI).
The exclusive right to the invention, after the legalisation is finished, will be valid in member states of the Eurasian Patent Convention: the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
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).