Maintenance of the Romanian National Transportation System of Crude Oil and Natural Gas

Valentin, Tudorache; Andrei, Iancu; Tarean, Cristina; Toma, Niculae
January 2013
Annals of DAAAM & Proceedings;2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p980
Academic Journal
In this paper we present a view on the organization of maintenance to the Romanian National Transportation System of crude oil and natural gas. Currently, Romania has an important system of pipelines for transporting crude oil and petroleum products, built and equipped with up to date levels of technology, and a well developed network of gas pipelines, interconnected, forming the National Transportation System. Depending on the needs of mining, processing and consumption the transportation of fluid hydrocarbons continues to grow. The primary means of transportation, for both liquid hydrocarbons and gas, it is thru the pipelines. Existing pipeline network in Romania continued to grow, reaching higher lengths, diameters and transport capacities. Thus the Romanian transportation system grew and now it integrates the activities of collection and preparation of oil and gas for transport and storage and those of distribution to consumers. In such a system, the central place it is occupied by the transportation activity with an array of specific issues that require careful consideration in order to find the best solutions both technically and economically. The lack of a proper maintenance method used at a point where the crude oil pipelines overpass Prahova River in the village of Cartojani, after a heavy rainfall, has lead to damage to the pipeline supportive pillars, resulting in heavy repair costs.


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