Russia’s leading pipe maker Pipe Metallurgical Company TMK’s Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant has implemented the second stage of the project to introduce and reconstruct gas cleaning equipment. The plant has put into operation an installation that processes 50,000 cubic meters of atmospheric air per hour and increases the air purification factor to 99%.The equipment was installed at the plasma cutting section in the shop for the production of seamless pipes, which are used in the machine-building and oil and gas industries, as well as for the production of products within the framework of inter-factory cooperation within TMK. The complex is equipped with 40 filter membrane elements and consists of a bunker, a technical floor, main and backup fans, as well as a single control panel.ChTPZ is carrying out comprehensive work to implement environmental projects and reduce the potential impact on the environment. The introduction of aspiration systems at the enterprise using the best available technologies takes place within the framework of the Clean Air federal project. Two new gas cleaning units are already operating in the ChTPZ workshops, and two more will be launched by the end of 2024. The total investment in the gas cleaning equipment modernization project will amount to more than 180 million rublesThe modernization project is being implemented under a four-party agreement signed by the enterprise with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources and the government of the Chelyabinsk Region.