On the territory of Afipsky refinery was carried out a unique operation to transfer the vacuum column through the existing pipeline overpass. Generally, transportation of large equipment on the territory of existing plant presents serious difficulties. Afipsky refinery construction site is no exception. All standard delivery options column inside the plant proved to be impossible. Limited space and column diameter, comparable to the height of a five-story house, do not allow transporting a standard way. Experts’ Spetstyazhavtotransa “took the unusual decision – to move the column of the pipeline. To implement this complex transport operations made precise calculations and obtain a permit. With 8 hydraulic jacks specialized lift system SBL column raised 10 meters above the ground and suffered a specialized guide over the overpass, thus avoiding production stoppage. “For the first time in Russia a similar operation was carried out with such a heavy and bulky equipment,” – said the chairman of the SC “Spetstyazhavtotrans” Sergei Tropin. Recall shipping giant vacuum column for the reconstruction Afipsky refinery began in August 2014 in the port town of Dzerzhinsk (JSC “Dzerzhinskhimmash”). There’s column was loaded onto a specially equipped barge and the river brought to Rostov, then to the Sea of ​​Azov Temryuk. For the automotive transportation tower designed and built over the railway crossingand a special Congress on the federal highway. Column delivered to the construction site Afipsky refinery in April 2015 DSC02025_83DSC02035_70 DSC_0560_80