Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 12 (2013): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal
Articles

Reliability of the metal reservoirs with the diesel fuel in the Antarctic conditions

N. I. Bouraou
National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Kyiv
Y. G. Zukovsky
National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Kyiv
D. V. Shevchuk
National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Kyiv
O. V. Kuzko
National Antarctic Scientific Center, Kyiv
Published December 15, 2013
Keywords
  • the reliability of reservoirs and pipelines in Antarctica,
  • the threats and risks for the environment,
  • the automated diagnostic complex

Abstract

The threats and risks were investigated which faced during prolonged use they are in the Antarctic on the example of the reservoir with the diesel fuel and piping system at the Ukrainian Antarctic Vernadsky Station.  It is shown that the reservoirs and pipelines are the most dangerous objects for the environment. The most dangerous effects were studied on reservoirs from the environment.  The automated complex instrumentation is  proposed to install for reliable operation of the fuel new reservoir and pipelines of the power station complex, for the operational definition of their current condition and forecast its future changes. The complex has being developed on the basis of the latest achievements in the fields of instrumentation, information systems and computer technology.