|Document ID (ISN)||107490|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Olson K., Behnke J., Edlbeck D. R
||Liquefied natural gas - LNG safety and protecting a facility: striving to be the safest in industry
||Jan.-Feb. 2007, Vol.101, No.1, p.44-49. Illus.
||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.
||fire fighting; gas storage tanks; liquefied natural gas; fire hazards; USA
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Compressed gases and pressure vessels