Transneft introducing nanotechnology in operation


OJSC "AK" Transneft "and JSC" RUSNANO "agreed to cooperate in the implementation of nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanosystems in the pipeline transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, said the pipeline monopoly.

The agreement on strategic partnership between the two companies was signed by President of OJSC "AK" Transneft "Nikolay Tokarev and chairman of the Board of JSC" RUSNANO "Anatoly Chubais. According to the agreement," Transneft ", in order to increase the safe operation of pipeline transportation systems, plans to use the new uninterruptible food, protective anti-corrosion and wear-resistant coatings, as well as the design of composite materials.

In "Transneft" already has experience in the use of production enterprises "RUSNANO" at the company — in particular, the use of radar in Spetsmornefteport Koz’mino complex optical detection and tracking Orwell-R production of "ELVIS-Neotec" as well as the use of wear-resistant coatings JSC "Plakart" on the elements of in-line inspection devices developed under the program of innovation development of OJSC "AK" Transneft "for the period up to 2017.

The General Agreement provides for the expansion of cooperation in the development of new technologies, promoting nanotech products and implementation of breakthrough innovation projects in the field of pipeline transportation of crude oil and petroleum products.

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