Tomsk Plant of Electric Drives Receives International Electrotechnical Commission Certificate for In-House Equipment

Date of publication: 22 June 2021

Tomsk Plant of Electric Drives (TOMZEL, a subsidiary of Transneft Western Siberia) has passed the international certification of in-house equipment.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IECEx) issued a certificate for the Diogen-700-RP-E device for flushing out bottom sediments in tanks with a capacity of 2 to 50 thousand m3 in explosion hazardous areas, confirming the compliance of the equipment with the requirements of international standards. The device design allows flushing out sediments, taking into account their relief at tanks’ bottom, by creating a directed jet in places of their greatest concentration. The equipment is launched both from the local control station and remotely - from the central operator's console.

During the certification, tests were carried out of structural elements that make up the Diogen-700-RP-E: an electric motor, control and alarm systems, a unit, a remote control console, a rotation sensor.

The receipt of the certificate provides an opportunity to enter international markets, and also eliminates the need for additional testing of equipment in IECEx member countries.

 “The IECEx certificate is valid in 35 countries of the world, including the USA, Australia, Spain, Japan and the People's Republic of China.  In addition, the certificate allows to undergo a simplified certification process in the European Union countries that are not members of the International Electrotechnical Commission,” said Chief Engineer of TOMZEL Sergey Tarabykin.

Cooperation with companies that are not Transneft’s subsidiaries is one of the important directions of the plant's development. As part of the expansion of the sales market, in June, TOMZEL completed the procedure for obtaining the certificate of conformity from the Eurasian Economic Union for the Explosion-Proof Battery-Powered Electric Drill. It is also planned to conduct pilot testing of the electric drill at the operating facilities of the oil and gas industry in Tomsk Region.

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TOMZEL, Transneft Western Siberia subsidiary, was founded in 1998. Its main business area is the development, production and maintenance of specialised products for fuel and energy sector companies. The plant includes 5 production buildings, the total area of which is about 10 thousand m2. The main partners of TOMZEL are Transneft subsidiaries, as well as other leading companies of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union/