ISSN 1452-6662
Over 180 up-to-date legal acts of the Republic of Serbia translated to English.
Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, No. 104/09 of 16 December 2009
1. Terms


Full text is available to subscribers only

For Subscribers
  For New Users
  • Article 2

    Terms used herein have the following meaning:

    1) Pipeline transport - transport of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons via oil pipelines, oil product pipelines and gas pipelines having operating pressure greater than 16 bar;

    2) Distribution - transfer of gaseous hydrocarbons from transport gas pipeline to customer via gas pipelines having operating pressure 16 bar or lower;

    3) Pipeline - functionally connected series of pipes with associated fittings and devices, connected and installed in the proper manner, used for the transport of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons and the distribution of gaseous hydrocarbons: gas pipelines, oil pipelines and oil product pipelines;

    4) Gas pipeline - transport and distribution pipeline for gaseous hydrocarbons. Gas pipelines are an interstate pipeline system for gas transport, pipelines from receiving stations, from injection (inlet) stations and gathering/injection stations in exploitation fields, from the locations of processing and preparing, from regasification plants, from and to natural gas storages, to customer, also including the pipelines for natural gas distribution. Integral parts of a gas pipeline are: compressor stations, pig stations, auxiliary tanks and pressure vessels, block stations, cathodic protection systems, fittings, metering/regulating stations, remote monitoring and control system, odourising systems, telecommunications network for the needs of remote monitoring system and other appropriate plants and devices;

    5) Oil pipeline - transport pipeline for crude oil from injection station, gathering/injection station or terminal to oil refinery, as well as an interstate system for oil transport. Integral parts of an oil pipeline are: pump stations and pig stations, cathodic protection systems, fittings, metering/regulating equipment, remote monitoring and control system, telecommunications network for the needs of remote monitoring system and other appropriate plants and devices;

    6) Oil product pipeline - pipeline used for the transport of liquid oil products from refinery plant to customer or storage. Integral parts of a product pipeline are: pump stations, fittings, measuring/control equipment, cathodic protection systems, telecommunications network for the needs of remote monitoring system and other appropriate plants and devices;

    7) Pipeline system - system consisting of a number of pipelines connected into one technical-technological unit, i.e. network, used for the transport or distribution of liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons in a certain area;

    8) Interstate oil or gas transport system - system for the transport of oil or natural gas, or processed products thereof, passing through the territory of the Republic of Serbia and the territories of other countries;

    9) Gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons are: natural gas, biogas, gas from gasification plants and mixtures thereof, crude oil, gas condensate, and gaseous and liquid oil products, with the prescribed physical/chemical properties;

    10) Indoor gas installations are: gas pipelines, connecting lines, associated shut-off, control and safety fittings, and equipment starting from behind the outlet fire cock of a metering/regulating stations or behind the outlet connecting line of a measuring/control set, where natural gas is delivered to customer, including the top of combustion product discharge duct, except consuming devices;

    11) Consuming devices - open flame devices wherein gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons combust, connected to indoor gas installations;

    12) Odourisation - adding agents with characteristic, strong odour to natural gas, biogas and liquefied oil gas, in order to establish its uncontrolled release;

    13) Technical management - expert activities of organizing and controlling the functioning and maintenance of a pipeline system or a part thereof, i.e. a plant, as well as managing the work of persons handling and maintaining pipelines;

    14) Handling - expert activities and operations during starting, shutting down, filling, discharging and manipulating a pipeline, as well as other operations performed in order to carry out pipeline transport and distribution;

    15) Maintenance - set of measures and actions for determining and estimating actual pipeline state, and activities for maintaining permanently good technical order of pipeline and establishing required state so as to provide conditions for safe and undisturbed pipeline transport and distribution;

    16) Energy entity - legal person, i.e. entrepreneur, registered for performing energy activity in the field of pipeline transport and/or distribution;

    17) Customer - legal or physical person purchasing gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons for its own needs;

    18) Pipeline protection zone - prescribed area on the both sides of a pipeline, counting from the pipeline axis, wherein other facilities affect its safety;

    19) Work zone - prescribed minimum area along pipeline routes necessary for their undisturbed construction and maintenance;

    20) Danger zones - prescribed areas wherein flammable or explosive mixtures of liquid vapours and air, or gas and air, may be present or become present.