Cummins Stamford alternators help to keep Russian gas moving

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Stamford alternators from Cummins Generator Technologies are playing a key role in keeping a 1,500km network of manifold gas trunklines delivering gas from western Siberia to consumers in the Urals, Central Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Europe running efficiently and reliably.

Cummins Stamford alternators help to keep Russian gas moving
Part of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk's massive oil pipeline operation.

Oil and gas giant Gazprom’s largest gas transmission subsidiary company, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk, operates and maintains a total length of 27,000km of pipeline strings, along with 220 compressor shops and 1,168 gas pumping units.

The load on the company’s gas transmission system is set to grow steadily over the next few years, and the company lays great emphasis on trunkline repairs, reconstruction, technical retrofit and reinstatement of compressor system capacities.

To make sure its standby power requirements were met, GTY turned to PSM — an abbreviation of the Russian for Industrial Power Units (Promyšlennye Silovye Mašiny) — the largest Russian company specialising in engineering, manufacturing and servicing of diesel engine-based equipment.

Since its formation in 2005, PSM has built a strong position in diesel-powered generator sets, power drives and pump sets, and has its own 15,000 sq m production facilities in Yaroslavl, 250km northeast of Moscow.

PSM uses Stamford alternators for a number of the generator sets it manufactures. The company mixes and matches the alternators with engines from a number of international manufacturers, which are then promoted in the Russian market as easy to operate and maintain.

For this project PSM specified robust Stamford PI144D1 alternators to combine with Belarusian MMZ 231 D-246.1 engines. Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk’s total power requirement of 430 kVA is being met by 20 units, expected to be required to start up 20 times a year in their standby role.

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