Transneft East has completed hydraulic testing of a vertical steel tank (VST) at the Nizhneudinsk oil pumping station (PS) in Irkutsk Region.
The oil tank with a volume of 5 thousand cubic metres is included in the list of pipeline infrastructure facilities of the Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk oil trunk pipeline (OTP).
Hydraulic tests were carried out under load with gauge pressure and vacuum. The tests were carried out after the revamping of the tank, during which the metal structures, base and foundation of the tank were completely replaced.
The works are carried out as part of the programme of technical upgrading and overhaul of Transneft East’s facilities. According to the results of hydraulic tests, the airtightness and strength of the tank structure are confirmed. An anti-corrosion coating will be applied next.