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Transneft Urals Improves Efficiency of Operating Facilities’ Heat Supply

Date of publication: 27 August 2020

Transneft Urals has completed revamping of heat supply system at the Chernushka oil pumping station in Perm Territory.

In accordance with the technical upgrading and revamping programme, a block-modular boiler house with a thermal capacity of 3 MW was built. It replaced two modular boiler houses that have been operating on the facility since the mid-90s. Domestic steel water boilers were installed. To operate the equipment, gas will be used as the main fuel, which shall reduce energy spending and improve environmental friendliness. To supply the boiler house with fuel, a gas pipeline with a length of more than 5 km was built. The new boiler house operates in automatic mode, its performance indicators are displayed on the operator's workplace.

In addition, as part of revamping of Chernushka PS’s heat supply system, external heating networks with a length of 200 m were replaced. The use of pipes with polyurethane foam insulation shall significantly reduce heat loss.

At the same time, 4 automated individual heat supply units were installed at Chernushka PS’s facilities - in the administrative and amenity building, in the auxiliary rooms building, in the sanitary inspection building and in the pump house. Components for heat supply units (heat calculators, electromagnetic flow meters) were also produced at Russian companies.

The commissioning of the modern boiler house shall provide Transneft Urals with savings of 19 tonnes of oil equivalent and 43.5 thousand kWh of electricity in 2020.