Transneft Druzhba has completed an in-line inspection of the Syzran – Nikolskoe process section of the Kuibyshev – Bryansk petroleum products trunk pipeline (PPTP).
The inspection included running in-line inspection tools through the Syzran – Nikulino, Nikulino – Penza and Penza – Sosedka sections, and also through standby legs of the PPTP’s underwater crossing of the rivers Sura and Tsna. The works were conducted in Samara, Ulyanovsk, Tambov and Penza Regions. Full inspection of the said sections was conducted in order to increase the reliability of the pipeline and its safe operation.
The work was performed as part of the in-line inspection programme for oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines of Transneft Druzhba for 2019. Based on the results of the inspection, a report will be generated on the defects identified in the examined area of the OTP and their parameters, as well as the timing and methods of their elimination.