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OJSC Severneftegazprom Summed up Results of Professional Skills Competition among Mechanics of Instrumentation and Controls

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The 2nd stage of the Severneftegazprom professional skills competition among instrumentation and controls mechanics was completed and the winner was announced.


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The participants of the Best in Profession Competition had to pass a test consisting of a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part included a test consisting of 80 questions relating to professional activities, occupational, industrial, and environmental safety.


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The practical part included 4 different tasks, which the contestants had to perform depending on which test cards they had picked out.

Test card No. 1 required the contestants to set up a pressure sensor according to the predetermined range of operation.


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The contestants, who picked out test card No. 2, had to measure the distance to the office wall that was known to the competition judges, by imitating the setting up of a radar level gauge on an upright tank.


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Those who picked out test card No. 3 had to set up Oven TRM 138 temperature controller.


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The contestants, who picked out test card No. 4, had to set up a Rust-type shutoff valve with Sipart electropneumatic positioner.


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The standard time for performance of each task was 10 minutes.

Upon completion of both, the competition judges awarded the title of “The Best in Profession” to  Vyacheslav Nitsin, instrumentation and controls mechanic of the 6th category.


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The instrumentation and controls mechanic of the 6th category Sergey Afoshin was announced the second best and the instrumentation and controls mechanic of the 5th category Timofey Tokarev was announced the third best. 

While summing-up the competition results, Denis Simko, competition judge and Deputy Head of Automation Department, commented on the necessity of such competitions: “The Professional Skills Competition among  Instrumentation and Controls Mechanics is a special event, to which the contestants have to get ready in advance, refresh their theoretical knowledge, and systematize gained work experience. The two-stage  competition made it possible to identify the best qualified employees in the field of  instrumentation, controls, and automated process control systems at the Yuzhno-Russkoye Gas Field. They will set a good example for less experienced young specialists”.


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