ChelPipe Group Tests Digital Pipe Delivery Tracking System

24 October 2019 (09:08)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 24, 2019. ChelPipe Group tested a new digital solution meant to improve the safety and quality of their pipe delivery process this month. This was part of the Group’s research/tech partnership with Gazprom Neft.

According to ChelPipe’s press service, the solution ensures satellite-based monitoring of the order shipped to customer. A pilot shipment of 40,000 kg of pipes, fitted with control sensors made at ChelPipe Group’s Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (PNTZ), got sent to Gazprom Neft’s oil deposits in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region – Yugra.

‘ChelPipe Group and Gazprom Neft have been research/tech partners for over a decade now. The Group supplies pipes and oil-extracting appliances to Gazprom Neft and covers the oilfield services the latter needs at oil deposits in Western Siberia. Introducing digital technologies into the process will make our joint projects more efficient,’ says CFO ChelPipe Group Denis Prikhodko.

The satellite-based monitoring solutions can identify a vehicle’s performance parameters and enter its location and cargo information into a database that is available via a specialized interface online. The sensors can run independently for at least fourteen days and notify dispatchers of all emergencies automatically.

‘The key goal is improve the quality and safety of the pipe delivery process. As customers, we are interested in the use of new automated systems that make our partner interaction more efficient,’ says Deputy DG for Purchases at Gazpromneft Snabzheniye Maxim Podgusov.

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