Transneft Western Siberia is conducting pilot operation of a new mobile unit of satellite video surveillance (MUSVS). To date, the unit has been under pilot operation in the area of responsibility of the Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorates (RPDs) for scheduled repairs.
The unit is a small earth terminal of satellite-link communication, which transmits information using the channels of domestic geostationary satellites. Specifications of the mobile unit ensure its use under various climatic conditions – at air temperatures from -40 C to +45 C.
The MUSVS software allows to receive and process video information from IP-cameras on works carried out at operating facilities of the company. It is also possible to control the camera's position and lens settings both locally and remotely, which allows for a more detailed review of the work site. In addition, archiving of information for further analysis is possible.
The main goal of the MUSVS is to provide video broadcasting and video recording on sites of scheduled and emergency recovery works along trunk pipelines.
The unit provides remote video information transfer to specialists’ automated workstations for them to monitor works. This allows to control the quality of works in real time. Thus, the commissioning of the MUSVS will allow to maintain a high level of operational culture, as well as to strengthen control over employees' compliance with occupational health and safety standards.