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Document ID (ISN)107490
CIS number 07-1446
ISSN - Serial title 1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Olson K., Behnke J., Edlbeck D. R
Title Liquefied natural gas - LNG safety and protecting a facility: striving to be the safest in industry
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 2007, Vol.101, No.1, p.44-49. Illus.
Abstract Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is used in the United States to supplement normal gas supplies during periods of peak demand. It mainly consists of methane. LNG is stored and transported in cryogenic tanks subject to strict regulations. This article discusses effective fire protection for LNG facilities, which include prevention, control and extinguishment. Addressing these objectives requires implementing organizational measures, providing appropriate training, designing equipment which complies with safety standards, and using suitable extinguishing systems including dry chemical systems and foams.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; gas storage tanks; liquefied natural gas; fire hazards; USA
Descriptors (secondary) methane; cryogenic equipment; foam extinguishers; dry chemical extinguishers; safety training in industry; plant safety organization; role of insurance institutions; petroleum and natural gas industry; comment on standard; chemical extinguishing systems
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Compressed gases and pressure vessels