Fledgling specialists of Transneft Urals won the 14th (2nd International) Youth Science and Technology Conference (YSTC) of Transneft and members of the International Association of Oil Transporters.
The event was held in the city of Kazan at the premises of Transneft Kama Region.
The jury awarded first prize to the project by Yegor Mikhailov, a power engineer from Subkhankulovo-PP LODS (Tuimazy Oil Pipeline Directorate) titled Alternative Sources Of Telemetry Power Supply In The Drainage Protection System. The proposed technical solution ensures constant remote (using data transmission over a GSM channel) control over drainage protection stations (DPSs), thereby reducing energy and labor costs of their servicing. The power is supplied to control equipment by stray currents and solar energy. As of today, more than 70% of Transneft Urals DPSs are already outfitted with such equipment.
Second prize Rinat Nabiev with the Modernisation of Lubrication System at Oil Pumping Station No. 2 of Kaltasy LODS project. The solution proposed by the foreman of Central Maintenance Division’s (CMD) maintenance area (Arlan Oil Pipeline Directorate) will enhance reliability and effectiveness of the lubrication system’s operation.
This is already the third time in a row Transneft Urals’ fledgling specialists win Transneft Youth Science and Technology Conference. In 2014, first prize went to the leading welding engineer Aleksei Skornyakov and in 2016, the contest was won by the lead power engineer Vener Shaydullin.
Students from Ufa State Oil Technical University (USOTU) also participated in the conference: a joint project by Nikita Berezhansky and Dmitry Bylinkin was awarded second prize in the student section of the conference.
The projects contest is held within the Youth Science and Technology Conference each year in order to develop creative initiative and encourage fledgling specialists working at Transneft entities. Participating in the contest are scientists and specialists of Transneft and Transneft Subsidiaries aged below 30 as well as creative teams formed from up to three experts.