Transneft Diascan, JSC Got Test Site and Pipeline Patent

Date of publication: 10 July 2015

Transneft Diascan, JSC has obtained the exclusive rights to intellectual product ‘Test Area’ and ‘Test Area Pipeline with a PIG Trap,’ which is acknowledged by patens of invention Nos. 2549384 and 2547047, respectively, issued by the Federal Intellectual Property Service of Russia.

Test area is an engineering facility, which is second to none around the world. It enables the company to develop new types of scrapers, BGTs and defectoscopes, verify their serviceability in the most realistic environment. The test area pipelines are provided with nearly all conceivable types of defects required to check the rated parameters of the pipeline inspection gadgets. The test area of Transneft Diascan, JSC is unique — which is corroborated by the patent — in that it enables to practice all possible types of failures, to calibrate and certify all in-line inspection tools, verify compliance between defectoscope readings and actual dimensions of defects at various gadget speeds.

Also a separate test area pipeline patent was received. Its distinction is that the PIG trap is an integral part of the pipeline, which spares funds on the development of the traps required to carry out inspections.

Transneft Diascan, JSC is a hi-tech business with advanced scitech base. Thus far, it has obtained patents for 17 inventions and 34 utility models. The company also holds the rights to 36 state registration certificates on databases and software.