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The safety operation control system of the Odessa port plant ammonia terminal based on continuous monitoring of pipelines and storages technical state

Work number - P 27 FILED


Vasiliev A.S., Gruzd A.A., Yolkin A.A., Krajewskiy V.N., Kushnirenko S.A.,

Nedoseka S.A, Obodovskyi B.M., Fedchun A.Y., Chausov N.G.,Yaremenko M.A.


Presented by Public Joint-Stock Company Odessa Port Plant

This paper solves the important scientific and technical problem of safety control for exploration of critical and potentially dangerous structures by means of installation of continuous acoustic-emission monitoring systems.
Scientific concepts and techniques were developed to assess the actual condition of structure materials while in operation without shutting down and, on this basis, the control of safety.

Methods and instruments were developed and implemented for control of safety by continuous acoustic-emission monitoring of four biggest in Europe large-capacity ammonia storage tanks and pipelines at Odessa Port Plant.
The world level of executed work determines by next: it was the first one on the territory of Ukraine; some of its components, such as automatic control of safety, equipping of large-capacity facilities (30 000 ton), on-line prediction of destructive load and residual life are ones of a kind in the world for this sector. 

Economic benefits of implementation include the increased level of anthropogenic operational safety of liquid ammonia terminal objects and reduced costs for maintenance and inspection of technical state. 10 years of operation resulted in saving of more than 90 million hryvnas. 

Scientific results of this work were described in more than 200 publications, including articles, conference abstracts, State Standards of Ukraine and industry standards, normative documents of Dershgirpromnaglyad (State Service of Mining Supervision and Industrial Safety of Ukraine), workbooks, instructions and manuals. Novelty and competitive ability of engineering solutions are proved by about 30 invention certificates and patents. On the basis of the subject 2 ScD dissertations and 1 PhD dissertation were defended.