The environmental analysis laboratory (EAL) of Perm Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (RPD) has successfully confirmed its competency during a scheduled inspection by RusAccreditation (the Federal Accreditation Service).
The laboratory was inspected for compliance with the GOST national standard’s requirements in view of its technical equipment including metering, testing, and auxiliary equipment as well as knowledge and skills of the staff.
The laboratory monitors the condition of air, wastewater and natural water as well as the condition of soil in Transneft Kama Region’s operational facilities’ areas of operation. Every year, the laboratory’s professionals carry out about 7,000 tests in the vicinity of the facilities located in Permsky, Chaikovsky, Lysvensky, Dobryansky and Osinsky Districts of Perm Territory as well as in Sverdlovsk Region. No cases of hazardous substances’ maximum allowable concentration being exceeded have been registered by the laboratory.
The EAL has been working since 2001, and was given permanent accreditation in 2015; however, the experts carry out inspections regularly for the laboratory to confirm its competency.
According to Pyotr Osipov, the head of the division for environmental safety and rational nature management at Perm RPD, in 2017 alone, gross pollutant emissions reduced by 9.3 tonnes. This is attributable not only to installing new and upgrading the existing boiler houses, but also to acquiring new vehicles, including specialty vehicles. In 2017, emissions per tonne of pumped oil reduced by more than 5%.
Next time, the laboratory will confirm its national accreditation in 2020.