RISK EVALUATION--MARINE TRANSPORT OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG)

Due to the energy shortage in the United States, new energy sources are being developed; one such source is the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In the coming decade LNG terminals to handle ships carrying large quantities of this material (of the order of 750,000 barrels) will proliferate. Our firm was retained to make a risk evaluation associated with moving a large tanker full of LNG up a busy river on the East Coast of the United States. The basic purpose of this evaluation was to provide a systematic framework for deciding which factors are important and to determine the impact upon these factors of alternative actions and/or design parameters in the system. The systematic framework or model adopted was that provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with some modification to suit the case at hand. In this paper, we shall provide a cursory discussion of the models, its results, and the data gaps which we found in constructing the model and attempting to obtain reliable values.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Silvestro, F B
    • Sowyrda, A
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM