Transneft Druzhba has completed routine repair works at the Syzran – Ulyanovsk and Section No. 42 petroleum products trunk pipelines (PPTP).
The works were carried out on 22-26 January 2018 by the central maintenance division (CMD). During the planned shutdown of the petroleum products pipeline, main pump units (MPUs) and motors were replaced. Overall, specialists replaced 5 MPUs and 3 rotors at Penza, Nikulino and Sosedka line operation dispatcher stations (LODS) of Penza Regional Directorate as well as at Zhuravlinskaya of Kuibyshev Regional Directorate.
Temporary PIG traps for in-line inspection were installed at the linear portion of the petroleum products pipelines.
The works went non-stop during 72 hours in the territory of Samara, Penza and Ulyanovsk Regions, to enhance the operational reliability of the equipment and to ensure uninterrupted supplies of diesel.
The transportation of petroleum products was resumed according to the schedule, PPTP functioning in the routine mode.