LNG/WATER EXPLOSIONS: CAUSE & EFFECT

The increasing demand for natural gas has lead the gas industry to start importing natural gas from foreign sources in a liquid form. The extremely low temperature (-258 deg F) required to liquefy natural gas causes some unusual phenomena to occur in metals and other solids or liquids with which it might come into contact. LNG coming into contact with water, as it might after a ship accident, has exhibited a tendency to explode under certain conditions. This paper reports on the theory involved in these explosions and assesses the probable damage that might occur as a result of LNG coming into contact with water.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • KATZ, D L
    • Sliepcevich, C M
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 240-244
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Gulf Publishing Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM