Transneft Volga Region tested domestic anti-turbulence additives

Date of publication: 17 June 2015 Print

Pilot batch of domestic anti-turbulence additives (ATA) for improvement in the throughput capacity of pipelines has been tested at Transneft Volga Region, JSC under the import substitution program of Transneft, JSC.

Anti-turbulence additives were developed jointly with Limited Liability Company “Transneft Research and Development Institute for Oil and Oil Products Transportation” (Transneft R&D, LLC) and Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science “I.Ya. Postovsky Institute of Organic Synthesis“, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.

The works were performed in two stages. Stage I included the preparation of the required technical documentation and approvals to enable the use of ATAd in oil and oil products. A lab test program was developed. Test results proved the efficiency of the developed additive at the level of similar imported products.

Stage II included pilot testing of ATAs in the Samara-Zenzevatka process section of the Kuybyshev-Tikhoretsk Oil Trunk Pipeline where ATAs were injected at the Ternovka-1 Oil Pump Station. Operating conditions with different ATA concentrations in oil were tested eventually.

Transneft, JSC has been systematically working in the area of import substitution. In the coming years, it is planned to reduce the share of the import equipment and technologies purchased from 10% to 3%. Thus, the first shipment of domestic custody transfer meters took place in 2014 – this equipment had been imported previously. In-house needs are covered by the production of Transneft’s plants such as Transneftemash Factory in Velikiye Luki, Tyumen Machinery and Repair Plant, and Tomsk Electric Drives Plant.