Transneft has declared 2018 the Year of Energy Saving, so Transneft Baltic also plans certain measures to make its production more energy efficient.
Thus, LED light sources will be installed in both indoor and outdoor lighting systems of the industrial premises this year. The Company also plans to implement automated temperature mode control equipment for production facilities.
Hi-tech thermal insulating materials will be used for the overhaul of heating systems to reduce thermal energy losses. The monitoring and optimization of traffic routes of Transneft Baltic’s vehicles ought to result in reduced motor fuel consumption.
Also planned is participation in international fora and trade fairs, mass media publications highlighting the Company’s energy saving and efficiency efforts. Topic-related photography and children’s drawings contests will be arranged.
It is expected that the energy saving program for 2018 will help to reduce electricity consumption for oil transportation by at least by 0.5% as well as save at least RUB 25 million due to lower fuel and energy spending.
Energy saving is one of the key priorities for Transneft Baltic. In 2012 the Company adopted its Energy policy. In accordance with its goals and objectives, optimal oil and petroleum products transportation modes have been developed; the head-flow characteristics and power performance of pump units at oil pumping (OPS) and products pumping stations (PPS) is monitored. Furthermore, all parameters of the production chain are carefully calculated, to minimize energy consumption for oil and petroleum products transportation. The most effective combination of operating pumps is selected to transport the required volume at each technological section to use as little energy as possible.
Transneft has consistently implemented energy saving technologies in the process of oil transportation and oil pipeline infrastructure servicing for many years now which has already resulted in significantly reduced energy consumption. Thus, measures taken in accordance with the Energy Management System (EnMS) ensured that Transneft Baltic saved RUB 64 million in 2015, 34 million in 2016 and 54 million in 2017.
While implementing the Energy Saving and Efficiency Programs, Transneft Baltic places a special emphasis on the rational use of fuel and energy resources. To increase heat supply energy saving while producing thermal energy, routine repairs of heating systems are carried out using novel thermal insulating materials; automated temperature mode control systems are installed at individual heating units of industrial facilities. Motor fuel is saved due to the optimization of transport routes and enhanced transportation discipline. The given measures have a positive effect upon the environment in general. Thus, thermal insulating materials having a low heat conductivity coefficient significantly reduce both heating spending and greenhouse gas emissions.