Technical upgrading of steel vertical tank No. 8 with the capacity of 10 thousand cubic metres in the area of responsibility of Vagay oil pump station of Ishim Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (ROPD) (branch of Transneft Western Siberia) has been finished.
The decision to reconstruct the tank for oil storage was taken according to the results of complete technical diagnostics and examination of technical condition performed in 2016. In accordance with the project specification, the specialists repaired the foundation, metal structures, operating platforms of the tank. A shaft stair and a measuring hatch were replaced, a roof peak and a new individual electrochemical protection system were assembled. A block floatless aluminium floating roof with variable height stands was installed at the tank. Its advantages include increased strength, reducing hydrocarbon crude vapors, increasing fire safety level. Besides, the device for bottom sediments washing was equipped with the control and alarm system. The equipment was modernized by TOMZEL, a subsidiary of Transneft.
Taking into account that the ground, where the tank farm of Vagay PS is located, is characterized with frost heaving in seasonal freezing area and natural flooding, the project provides for strengthening embankment and dyking.
The works on technical upgrading of tank No. 8 were conducted from April 2017. Now the tank for oil storage has been commissioned.
Modernization of tank farm with the total capacity of 30 thousand cubic metres was performed in 2017 in all the branches of Transneft Western Siberia as part of the Technical Upgrading, Revamping and Overhaul Programme. Revamping of tanks with the capacity of 120 thousand cubic metres is planned for 2018.