9.4. Report on Performance of the Comprehensive Program on Diagnostics, Technical Re-equipment, Major Repairs and Development of the Objects of the Oil Trunk Pipelines
In 2012, the enterprises of the trunk oil pipeline system performed work for reconstruction and major repair of the objects of the trunk oil pipelines within the framework of the “Comprehensive Program on Diagnostics, Technical Re-equipment, Major Repairs and Development of the Objects of the Oil Trunk Pipelines of JSC ‘Transneft’ for 2012” approved by the Board of Directors of JSC “Transneft”.
The volume of the diagnostic works performed in 2012 that were constantly monitored made it possible to get information about the current technical condition of the objects of the trunk oil pipeline system and use the results obtained for the planning of the works volume for 2013.
Following results of the diagnostic examination of the objects, relevant reconstruction work was performed and the term of its warranted operation was identified.
The work performed within the framework of the plans of technical re-equipment, reconstruction and major repair is focused on the trunk oil pipelines and oil storage tanks since they play a critical role in provision of the oil transportation process in compliance with effective regulations.
Following the results of implementation of the technical re-equipment, reconstruction and major repair plants, in 2012 there were 1,125 objects commissioned.
The measures taken in 2012 to replace sections of oil pipelines, to reconstruct and perform major repair of the tank farms, automatic and teleautomatic systems, energetic, mechanic and technological equipment enabled the Company to fully perform its contractual obligations to transport oil in compliance with the ecological and technological standards.