In Q1 2020, Transneft Diascan has inspected more than 9.8 km of trunk pipelines. The work was carried out as part of the Transneft Oil Trunk Pipelines (OTP) and Petroleum Products Trunk Pipelines (PPTP) Inspection Plan.
Over the indicated period, 8.6 thousand km of oil trunk pipelines were inspected. Most of the work was carried out at the OTPs of Transneft Druzhba (3.1 thousand km), Transneft Siberia (2.5 thousand km) and Transneft Urals (about 1 thousand km).
In-line diagnostics of 1.2 thousand km of petroleum products trunk pipelines was completed, of which 1.1 thousand km were pipelines of Transneft Upper Volga.
Following the results of the inspection, the condition of the examined facilities was declared satisfactory. The defects detected in the inspection process will be eliminated during scheduled repairs.
Transneft Diascan is the largest Russian supplier providing services of technical diagnostics for pipelines with a diameter of 159 to 1,220 mm (6”—48”). Diagnostics 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. At present, the fleet of modern in-line diagnostic tools of Transneft Diascan consists of more than 90 units. The equipment allows to assess the technical condition of pipeline transportation facilities with high accuracy.