On March 1, 2015, the Ufa Branch of Transneft Diascan, JSC, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Its history began from the order No. 68 dated February 27, 1995 about the creation of the Ufa diagnostic site. The location was chosen not casually: close proximity to the main oil and oil products trunk pipelines of Transneft, JSC, was a decisive factor. The team was charged with the crucial function – the primary oil pipelines caliper logging, as well as pipeline cleaning from waxy deposits to prepare them for further diagnostic. At that time, the Branch’s staff consisted of 20 specialists armed with two calipers.
During the past twenty years, the Branch has demonstrated the effectiveness of its works and has developed into a large industrial structure including 14 subdivisions. As of today, it is one of the most technology-intensive and promising enterprises in the region, employing about 200 specialists. In the Branch’s inventory, there are 26 calipers (with nominal sizes from 159 mm to 1,220 mm) and three flaw detectors for determining the pipelines spatial position.
Actually, the functions of control over preparation of pipelines for diagnostic and caliper logging are completely vested in the Ufa Branch of Transneft Diascan, JSC. In 2014, more than 600 pipeline sections were inspected with the total length of 34,661 km.
Among the main tasks for the near future is mastering of the pipeline diagnostic method using a new type of in-line calipers equipped with a navigation system.