Transneft Far East has completed scheduled repairs of Phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean pipeline system (ESPO-2).
Repair and maintenance at the ESPO-2 line and on-site facilities and the pipeline offshoot to the Komsomolsk Refinery were performed during a scheduled 72-hour shutdown of the oil pipelines. At 15 oil pumping stations, located in Amur and Jewish Autonomous Regions, Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories, the automatic fire-extinguishing, oil level measurement and electric motor cooling systems were tested, and so was the operation of the automation and protection systems.
In addition, all 60 mainline pumps responsible for transporting oil through ESPO-2 were tested for compliance with 50 parametres, including temperature and vibration level.
The goal of the work is a comprehensive check of automation systems, as well as scheduled preventive maintenance of equipment and ensuring uninterrupted operation of pipeline facilities. A scheduled break in oil pumping within the section from Skovorodino (Amur Region) to the Kozmino oil port (Primorye Territory), as well as the pipeline offshoot from the ESPO to the Komsomolsk Refinery, allowed to perform a comprehensive assessment of the pipeline system condition.
The Belogorsk, Khabarovsk and Dalnerechensk central maintenance divisions, specialised maintenance personnel of oil pumping stations, a total of 184 persons, 240 special-purpose vehicles and equipment units were involved in the work.
Oil transportation through Phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline and the pipeline offshoot to the Komsomolsk Refinery was resumed in full in accordance with the schedule.