Transneft Urals has connected a new mainline pump unit (MPU) at the Yetkul line operation dispatcher station (LODS) in Chelyabinsk Region.
The unit is installed at the pump station of the Nizhnevartovsk – Kurgan – Kuybyshev oil trunk pipeline. The connection of process pipelines, automation, oil supply, spill collection and drainage systems was completed. The pump’s operating parameters are monitored by vibration, temperature and pressure sensors. Compared to the previously used equipment, the new MPU has an extended repair interval, increased efficiency and lower energy consumption, which will reduce operating costs.
Currently, Transneft Urals continues to upgrade the pumping equipment at the Chelyabinsk Oil Pipeline Directorate’s facilities. This is the fourth mainline pump installed at the Chelyabinsk OPD’s facilities in 2020. Previously, two pumps were replaced (one of them together with the electric motor) at the Kanashi oil pumping station (PS) and one pump at the Travniki PS.
All pumps are manufactured by Transneft Oil Pumps (Chelyabinsk) and meet the high modern requirements for the operation of this type of equipment.
By the end of the year, another two new mainline pumps will be installed in the pump house of the Yetkul LODS.
The MPU was replaced as part of Transneft Urals’s technical upgrading and revamping programme for 2020. The new equipment will provide increased operational reliability and will also allow to maintain uninterrupted oil transportation.