Svyaztransneft’s Oka Region branch commissioned Tekstilshchiki-Security Station, an upgraded fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) in Moscow city and the Moscow region to boost operations, the company announced in a press release published on December 3, 2021.
According to the press release details, the FOCL would provide all sorts of operational and technological communications for the Yaroslavl – Moscow oil pipeline within the Moscow region.
The work to upgrade the oil pipelines’ technological and operations communication began in May as part of the company’s technical upgrading programme, leading to the installation of seven branch lines from the Tekstilshchiki – Security Station FOCL between the Security Station and the Moscow Refinery during the project implementation process.
The company also added that it had laid approximately five killometres of fiber optic cables underground and got new equipment such as routers, switches, and batteries installed.
Svyaztransneft also organized the networks for the modern production management system, automated process control systems, and high-speed communication channels for the pipeline’s transportation management systems.
The seven monitoring and control stations located on the Yaroslavl – Moscow oil trunk pipeline are linked to the Transneft Upper Volga pipeline telemetry systems.
The 12 CMS of the oil trunk pipeline is supplied with communication channels’ capacity up to 1 Gbit/s throughput and modern transmission equipment-based ring redundancy.
Based on the implemented measures, the company assured it had organised a reliable high-quality process communication service, with essential additional operating capabilities, including video surveillance, telephony, and technical security equipment provided.