In 2018, Transneft Diascan inspected more than 41.5 thou km of Transneft trunk pipelines, thus fulfilling the annual diagnostic inspection plan to the full extent.
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).
2018 also saw in-line diagnostics of 7.2 thousand km of Transneft petroleum products trunk pipelines (PPTP). Most of the work was carried out at the facilities of Transneft Baltic (2.5 thousand km), Transneft Upper Volga (about 1.4 thousand km) and Transneft Druzhba (1.3 thousand km).
The defects detected in the process of diagnosing will be eliminated during scheduled repairs.
Transneft Diascan is Russia’s largest supplier of technical diagnostics services for pipelines with the diameter of 159 to 1220 mm (6”- 48”). The work is carried out using proprietary inspection tools: geometry tools; ultrasonic, magnetic, combined magnetic and combined magnetic ultrasonic inspection tools; ultrasonic devices for multi-angle examination of pipe walls and inspection tools to detect defects in the insulation coating of pipelines. Currently, Transneft Diascan’s fleet of modern in-line inspection tools contains 89 units. All of them allow to assess the technical condition of pipeline transportation facilities with high accuracy and ensure environmental safety of hydrocarbon transportation.