Transneft Diascan, JSC inspected over 20,000 km of oil pipelines for the 1H of 2015

Date of publication: 07 July 2015

For the first half of 2015, Transneft Diascan, JSC inspected 20,204.26 km of oil trunk pipelines (OTP) of Transneft, JSC using in-line inspection tools (also known as pipeline inspection gadgets, or PIGs). These figures comply with Inspection plan for OTP of Transneft, JSC. Major part of the work was performed on the oil pipelines of Transneft Volga Region, JSC  (3,801.35 km), Transneft Far East, LLC (3,337.71 km), Transneft East, LLC (3,164.16 km), and Transneft Druzhba, JSC (2,192.01 km).

Also, 2,023.84 km of oil product trunk pipelines (OPTP) were inspected within this period. Inspection operations were carried out at the facilities of Transneft Baltic, LLC (1,311.84 km), Transneft Urals, JSC (408.84 km), and Mostransnefteproduсt, JSC (303.16 km).

292 technical reports were prepared upon the inspection, incl. 277 reports on OTP and 15 reports on OPTP. Based on these documents, the condition of the inspected pipelines was found to be satisfactory. Defects, identified in the inspection, will be corrected in the course of the scheduled repair operations.

In-line inspection of 52,749.87 km of oil trunk pipelines and 5,698.61 km of oil product trunk pipelines of Transneft, JSC is in total planned for 2015.

Transneft Diascan, JSC guarantees the operational reliability of a world’s largest oil pipeline system. The company inspects pipelines from 159 to 1,220 mm using pipeline inspection gadgets of in-house manufacture; these are geometry tools and ultrasonic, magnetic and combined magnetic and ultrasonic inspection tools. Technical parameters of PIGs manufactured by Transneft Diascan, JSC is similar to the world’s best products and some of them are unrivaled in the world.