Petroleum Engineering Students of TPU Study Using Industrial Equipment

Tomsk Polytechnic University has received the Crude Quality Control System (CQCS). It is a real production system, similar complexes operate on the fields over the country. Petroleum Engineering students and all who study Metrology, Process Automation, and Non-Destructive Testing will study using this equipment. Students will be able to obtain a vocational profession of the loading operator. Other Russian universities do not have similar complexes with bundling most closely appropriate to production prototypes.

The CQCS was donated to Tomsk Polytechnic University by its industrial partner — EleSy Company. Funded by Public Joint Stock Company Transneft, the data collection and processing system was upgraded. Now it fully meets the company requirements and operates in accordance with the approved schemes.

The system consists of two parts. Three electric supply cubicles are installed on the ground behind TPU building № 20. Two of them have equipment to ensure oil quality and quantity control. Information processing system and operator’s position are in the classroom inside the building. This configuration imitates staff activity on the field. The third cubicle is a pump room that flows liquids through the CQCS.

“Large Crude Quality Control Systems are deployed on the oil mains, while smaller systems operate on the fields delivering oil in the oil mains. Our Crude Quality Control System belongs to the second type.

During their studies TPU students have an opportunity to work with the equipment that they will deal with in their professional activity in the future,"

Vice-Rector for Technological Development and Entrepreneurship of TPU Artem Boev says.

The complex has passed pre-commissioning. At the moment, specialists are preparing guidelines to integrate lab sessions on CQCS equipment in the TPU educational programs. It is planned that the CQCS will be used in the university learning process since 2021 spring.

“Tomsk Polytechnic University is an engineering university and orientation of on-job training has always been our priority. We are grateful to the heads of Transneft and EleSy for finding an opportunity to help the university in a difficult time. It is very significant for us and our students,” Artem Boev noted.