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Transneft Diascan develops power supply system for inline inspection tools

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World Pipelines,

Transneft Diascan has put into operation a power supply system for inline inspection (ILI) tools based on rechargeable batteries.

After more than two years of development, Transneft Diascan has manufactured batteries, chargers and spare parts for battery installation and also assembled chassis and tested the battery as part of ILI tools.

Flaw detectors performing inspections of trunk oil pipelines, gas pipelines and oil product pipelines can now use the energy from rechargeable batteries. Previously, ILI tools used disposable power supplies, which had to be disposed of after a single use.

The new power supply system reduces the cost of inline inspection and increases the reliability of ILI tools as there is no need to open the battery sections during maintenance.

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