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Scheduled repairs at the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean pipeline system

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World Pipelines,


Transneft Far East has performed scheduled repairs at Phase II of the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean pipeline system (ESPO-2). Repairs and preventive maintenance works along the line and at site facilities of ESPO-2 in Russia in the section from Skovorodino (Amur Region) to the Kozmino oil port (Primorye Territory) and within the pipeline offshoot from the ESPO to the Komsomolsk Refinery were carried out during a planned 72-hour crude oil transportation shutdown.

At 15 oil pumping stations, located in Jewish Autonomous and Amur Regions, Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories, maintenance of mechanical equipment was carried out, and automatic fire-extinguishing systems, automation and protection systems were checked. All the 60 mainline pumps ensuring oil transportation via ESPO-2 and the oil pipeline offshoot were tested for compliance with 50 parameters, including temperature and vibration level.

The goal was a complex check of the automation systems and planned preventive maintenance of the equipment to ensure uninterrupted functioning of operating facilities. In addition, the planned break in oil pumping provides an opportunity to comprehensively analyse the condition of the pipeline system.

The Belogorsk, Khabarovsk and Dalnerechensk central maintenance divisions and personnel of oil the pumping stations (178 people in total) took part in the planned works, 236 special-purpose vehicles and equipment pieces were involved.

Transportation of crude oil via Phase II of the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean trunk pipeline and the pipeline offshoot to the Komsomolsk Refinery was resumed as planned and within the set timeframe.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/equipment-and-safety/03042020/scheduled-repairs-at-the-eastern-siberia--pacific-ocean-pipeline-system/

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