Project Name: Pipeline Capacity Expansion Project
Company Name: Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC)
|Region||Kazakhstan; Krasnodar Region, Astrakhan Region, Republic of Kalmykia, Stavropol Territory, Russian Federation|
|Scope||Project scope included construction of new oil pumping stations with new equipment, process piping, as well as tank farms.|
The project included a large number of hydraulic calculations of assemblies and systems with a complicated topology of the process piping network.
|PASS software used||PASS/HYDROSYSTEM, PASS/START-PROF|
|How PASS software helped in the project execution||
Using of PASS/HYDROSYSTEM helped to calculate and implement complicated operation modes of a ten tank farm hydraulically interconnected, and the values of cross-flows between the tanks. In addition, the use of PASS/HYDROSYSTEM software helped with the flow rate distribution modelling. The modelling results allowed to select and size the equipment for the operation of the tank farm and the marine terminal for loading tankers.Using of PASS/HYDROSYSTEM helped to calculate parameters of the loop fire extinguishing system within the marine terminal. This system consisted of 10 fire-fighting water supply loops. PASS Software precisely selected the fire pumps and fire hydrants, that would have been impossible to achieve by manual hydraulic calculations.
The use of PASS/START-PROF estimated the design loads of the oil pumping station’s process piping and revised the original approved process piping design configuration.
|Results||As a result, reliable and efficient operating CPC facilities were created. The models developed within the project help to simulate different operating modes, as well as to consider some potential non-standard scenarios. The PASS Software significantly improves the quality of enigineering decisions and results.
The analysis of the constructed objects shows that the PASS software provides a high-level correlation between the calculated data and the real operational parameters.
Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is a major international crude oil transportation project with the participation of Russia, Kazakhstan and leading international oil and gas companies (Eni International (N.A.), Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company) created for construction and operation of a trunk pipeline more than1.5 thousand kilometers long.