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Transneft Urals, JSC, has summed up the results of work regarding energy saving in 2017

Date of publication: 26 January 2018 Print

Transneft Urals in 2017 reduced electric energy consumption in the oil transportation system by 0.48%, in the petroleum products transportation system by 0.44%, which is more than the planned targets (0.46% and 0.42% correspondingly).

In particular, specific electric energy consumption is reduced due to performance of energy saving measures on optimization of technological modes of oil and petroleum products pumping, removing paraffin-resin deposits from pipelines’ inner surface and mud trap filters cleaning.

Significant economic effect was secured by modernization of pump equipment and electric motors. Four modern booster pump units produced by Transneft Oil Pumps and 4 high-efficient electric motors were installed during the first stage of revamping of the site facility of Nurlino line operation dispatcher station (LODS) (pump house of Ust-Balyk - Kurgan - Ufa - Almetievsk (UBKUA) oil trunk pipeline, as well as a package transformer substation was assembled.

Besides, 6 electric motors of main pump units were repaired at the facilities of Transneft Urals in 2017. Substation of Isilkul LODS was reconstructed; technical upgrading was performed at transformers of Sludka, Kuterem and Suslovo substations, indoor switchgears of Salavat-PP LODS, Etkul and Chekmagush PS, electrochemical protection facilities at the section of Ufa - Petropavlovsk petroleum products trunk pipeline in the area of responsibility of Chelyabinsk-PP LODS. All the specified measures important from the point of view of energy efficiency will also allow securing increase in reliability of the enterprise’s industrial facilities functioning.

Transneft Urals continues improving the process of industrial facilities’ heat supply. A boiler house and heating networks of Mrakovo oil pump station (PS) were reconstructed in 2017, boiler houses were constructed at Shkapovo PS, Khokhly-PP and Andreevka-PP LODS. It allowed reducing the amount of consumption of boiler and furnace fuels (saving was equal to 87.21 tons of reference fuel) and purchased thermal energy (reducing by 108,94 gigacalories). Besides, 63.8 tons of reference fuel were saved by the enterprise due to optimization of motor transport and special vehicles use.

This year is declared as the Year of Energy Saving at the entities of Transneft, and Transneft Urals is planning to perform a large amount of works regarding increasing energy efficiency. Particularly, technical upgrading of 12 main and booster pump units, replacement of 12 electric motors by highly efficient ones, revamping of a boiler house and heating networks at Yazykovo and Yazykovo-PP LODS are planned. Implementation of the specified measures and many other ones will allow securing further reducing of consumption of electricity and heat, boiler and furnace fuels at the facilities of Transneft Urals.