Transneft Western Siberia has summed up the results of the company’s analytical and test laboratories’ work in 2020.
In 2020, Transneft Western Siberia laboratories performed more than 70 thousand oil and petroleum products analyses and issued more than 17 thousand test reports. All tests were performed using the Unified Laboratory Information System (ELIS). Introduction of the ELIS this year ensured a high level of efficiency in obtaining information on the quality of oil and petroleum products due to the laboratory activities’ automation. The new system also allowed to minimise the time for processing and presentation of results.
This year, Transneft Western Siberia updated materials and equipment of the laboratories. About 30 units of new devices were purchased for the Omsk, the Novosibirsk, the Krasnoyarsk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorates’ assay laboratories. They include analyzers for determining organic chlorides’, hydrogen sulfide and methyl-, ethyl mercaptans’ content and additional equipment for storing crude oil retained samples in accordance with GOST requirements.
The arsenal of the laboratories’ staff at the Omsk line operation dispatcher station (LODS) of the Omsk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (RPD) and the Sokur LODS of the Novosibirsk RPD was expanded by new automatic analyzers for determination of the maximum diesel fuel filterability temperature, as well as coulometric titrators for determination of the mass fraction of water in diesel fuel. This equipment allows to automatically carry out research of petroleum products within short time frames. An automatic liquid particle counter was purchased for the Omsk LODS testing laboratory. The device allows to promptly monitor the amount of abrasive particles in diesel fuel.
All new devices are connected to the Unified Laboratory Information System of Transneft. The software of the devices allows processing, displaying, storing and transferring measurement results to external devices and data storage media.