The VI meeting of the expert group for energy efficiency of the International Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT) was held in Moscow on the base of The Pipeline Transport Institute (former Transneft R&D).
Representatives of Transneft, The Pipeline Transport Institute and foreign companies - members of the IAOT (MERO ČR (Czech Republic), MOL (Hungary), Transpetrol (Slovak Republic), Gomeltransneft Druzhba (Republic of Belarus), KazTransOil (Republic of Kazakhstan) and Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC-P) participated in the event.
The results of benchmarking research of energy efficiency of the IAOT members for 2016 and the first semester of 2017 were considered at the meeting. The research was conducted in accordance with the Methods of Benchmarking of Energy Efficiency of Oil Transportation Facilities developed by The Pipeline Transport Institute and approved by IAOT management board.
“The Pipeline Transport Institute was declared the centre for data processing and the main performer of the works on benchmarking research of energy efficiency of oil transportation facilities. It is a tool for comparison of key energy indicators of a company with indicators of other companies engaged in the same activities in order to determine the existing possibilities to increase energy efficiency. It allows revealing the best practices and technological decisions and forming basic recommendations on increasing energy efficiency for implementation to the enterprises development strategies”, - said Iakov Fridliand, First Deputy Director General of The Pipeline Transport Institute.
The members of the meeting mentioned the positive experience of Transneft as regards optimization of technological modes of pipeline transportation facilities’ operation. Particularly, the information on software package used at Transneft upon development of pipelines’ technological modes sheets and choosing optimal operation modes aroused much interest. The package allows specifying the conditions of oil and petroleum products pumping upon minimum energy consumption and conducts monitoring of main pump units’ operation efficiency.
The main tasks of the expert group are as follows:
- organizing information exchange as regards energy efficiency and energy saving between the Association members;
- organizing benchmarketing research of energy efficiency for the Association members on the base of The Pipeline Transport Institute.