Gazprom Neft has given the Omsk Oblast a mobile environmental laboratory costing RUB21 million. The new mobile monitoring station is equipped with modern gas analysing systems, urban noise measuring equipment, and an automatic meteorological station. The technological characteristics of the mobile laboratory allow detection of the main pollutants present in vehicle emissions, industrial enterprises and heating facilities. The laboratory is fitted with computer equipment allowing the timely processing of results and automatic data transmission to regulatory authorities. The vehicle is adapted to operate throughout winter conditions, and has reserves of chemical agents and spare parts for all measuring equipment. The keys to the laboratory were handed to the Acting Governor of the Omsk Oblast, Alexander Burkov, by Oleg Belyavsky, General Director of the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery.
Alexander Burkov emphasised: “A modern environmental monitoring system is being put in place in the Omsk Oblast. The mobile laboratory, given to the region by Gazprom Neft, allows monitoring of air quality, in real time, with all data being sent to an online monitoring centre. The vehicle will monitor residential districts and industrial enterprises round-the-clock, come out on demand and, in the event of any findings in excess of acceptable levels, instantly transmit data to the regulatory agencies.”
This modern mobile environmental monitoring laboratory was purchased by Gazprom Neft at the request of Alexander Burkov, Acting Governor of the Omsk Oblast. Gazprom Neft also arranged for regional environmental services staff to be trained in operating the equipment. The vehicle will also be equipped with additional monitoring and analysis systems.
Oleg Belyavsky, General Director of the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, commented: “Transparency in our production activities is a major priority for the Omsk Refinery. We are the first industrial enterprise to put in place digital air-quality monitoring systems and are contributing to developing such systems at the regional level. A high-technology environmental monitoring system is currently being developed in the Omsk Oblast and we are delighted that the laboratory we have donated is helping to expose sources of pollution quickly.”