Gazprom adopts concept for technical development of gas distribution stations through 2025 for first time
MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - Gazprom has for the first time adopted a concept for the technical development of gas distribution stations for the period through 2025.
These stations are built at the terminus of trunk gas pipelines and reduce gas pressure to levels suitable for gas distribution networks.
Gazprom currently operates over 4,000 gas distribution stations, with the age of around 75% of them exceeding 20 years.
Concept developer Gazprom Avtomatizatsiya said in a statement that on February 2, Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, head of the company's department for gas transport, underground storage and use (306), had endorsed the document. Work on the concept had been ongoing since 2014.
"The concept for the technical development of gas distribution stations will make it possible to develop a comprehensive approach and broad implementation of new methods, technologies and equipment in design, construction, operation, reconstruction and technical modernization of gas distribution stations, and also optimize expenditures associated with providing for the reliability and safety of gas distribution stations," the developer said in brief.
The provisions of the concept will be used by Gazprom to create programs and plans for overhaul and technical modernization of gas distribution stations, as well as for development of regulatory documents for Gazprom's standardization system.