Transneft R&D LLC is celebrating its 10th anniversary

Date of publication: 29 August 2019

Transneft R&D LLC  is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Being an integral part of the Transneft system, the institute has become one of the largest research organisations in the sector and the head of Russian science and technology in the field of pipeline transportation.

Transneft R&D LLC has unique research, testing, laboratory and experimental resources. They allow the Company to conduct comprehensive researches of any complexity, successfully introduce new developments into business operations and contribute to Transneft’s innovative projects.

The key tasks of the institute are to ensure reliability and safety, improve operational processes, provide for technical and technological development of pipeline transportation based on an effective system for obtaining and applying new knowledge.

In ten years, more than 500 research and development projects have been successfully implemented, including in cooperation with the leading Russian scientific organisations, 28 international and national standards have been developed and approved. 340 documents of title for intellectual property were obtained.

Scientific developments of The Pipeline Transport Institute are in demand for realising the largest Russian projects for the construction of oil trunk pipelines. Over the past decade, a number of breakthrough technologies have been introduced during the construction of the Zapolyarye – Purpe, Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean and Kuyumba – Tayshet pipeline systems; these technologies were developed with the active participation of the institute: supports for laying pipes above and below ground, a thermal insulation design, an automated system for continuous monitoring of seismic impacts on a pipeline, an automated system for determining the horizontal location and elevation of a pipeline, etc.

In 2015,  a branch of Transneft R&D LLC  was established in Ufa (the scientific and engineering center), where a modern laboratory and testing complex is located. It allows experts to conduct research in the field of transportation of various grades of oil, assess the residual life of pipelines and auxiliary equipment based on the studies of actual properties and condition of metal, monitor various parameters and develop technical solutions to improve reliability of the pipeline transportation facilities.

Today, The aim of Transneft R&D LLC is to achieve Transneft's long-term strategic development goals in the field of science and technology, taking into account modern challenges faced not only by the Company, but the entire sector and the state, as well as to take a leading position in the sphere of the pipeline transportation industry’s development.

The Transneft R&D LLC investigates lightning protection and grounding systems at a facility of Sonatrach (Algeria)

The working meeting of representatives of The Transneft R&D LLC, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

An Assay laboratory of the Scientific and Engineering Centre of The Transneft R&D LLC in Ufa.

Employees of The Transneft R&D LLC on the highest mountain peak of Karelia