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Transneft Central Siberia Prepares Operating Facilities for Fire Season

Date of publication: 11 April 2019 Print

Transneft Central Siberia is preparing its operating facilities for reliable operation in the spring and summer fire danger period.

The key task is to ensure safe operation of the trunk pipeline system and uninterrupted oil transportation under fire-dangerous weather conditions.

From April 1 to May 31, a set of preventive measures is being introduced at the line and operating facilities of Transneft Central Siberia’s trunk pipelines.

To avoid the risk of forest and dry grass fires, the personnel of the Company’s branches are clearing up the protected zones along the oil trunk pipelines (OTP) and high-voltage lines, removing trees and shrubs in accordance with the required standard distances. The specialists are also taking care of the renewal of fire lines around the OTP line and the operating facilities.

A special focus area of the preparation to the fire season is checking the firewater supply sources (tanks and water bodies) and the firefighting equipment, motor and all-terrain vehicles, in order to ensure their operational readiness. The specialists will examine and test about 500 pieces of firefighting equipment.

Great attention is paid to personnel training. Additional fire safety and occupational health briefs will be held at all the facilities. Emergency response drills will be organised in order to maintain the high level of industrial safety and emergency response skills. The specialists will examine the firewater supply sources of the Company’s line facilities, the operability of tank cooling systems, and availability of sufficient emergency firefighting equipment, vehicles and gear for the firefighting crews.

In addition to that, the Company plans to ensure that efficient cooperation with local EMERCOM units is thoroughly worked through.

The set of measures taken at Transneft Central Siberia’s facilities will result in drawing up and receiving a certificate of readiness of the Company for stable operation in the spring and summer fire danger period.