Transneft Kama Region Completed Routine Repairs at Oil Trunk Pipelines

Date of publication: 16 February 2018 Print

Transneft Kama Region has completed the works to be performed during a scheduled shutdown of the Surgut – Polotsk and Kholmogory – Klin oil trunk pipelines (OTPs).

During the scheduled shutdown of the Surgut – Polotsk oil trunk pipeline, 14 stop valve units underwent midlife repairs, and 7 more stop valve units were replaced by the Company’s specialists. The works also covered eliminating two defects, disconnecting four gate valves from the process pipelines of Platina line operation dispatcher station (LODS) as well as two gate valves from the pipelines of Perm LODS. The above repairs were conducted as part of tank construction.

A new 0.8-kilometre-long pipeline section across the Irymka river was hooked up at the Kholmogory – Klin OTP, followed by dismantling five substandard air escape valves in the linear portion of the oil trunk pipeline and process pipelines of Perm LODS, removing 10 defects and replacing a pressure tap.

Overall, 31 repair pits were created for the work that lasted 72 hours.

The repairs brought together employees of Almetievsk, Romashkino, Kazan, Udmurtia and Perm Regional Oil Pipeline Directorates affiliated with Transneft Kama Region. Transneft Volga Region also provided some resources as part of its technical assistance. In total, some 580 persons and over 270 pieces of equipment were involved.

All the work was performed as part of the integrated technical upgrading, revamping and overhaul programme of Transneft Kama Region to maintain standard performance parameters of oil trunk pipelines.

The oil transportation via oil trunk pipelines of Transneft Kama Region was resumed in the standard mode on schedule.