A report on LNG safety research--2, prepared by Arthur D. Little Inc., covers the possible hazards of an accidental LNG spill and of the generated vapor cloud, especially fire and explosion. Data on LNG explosions distinguish between the combustion explosion resulting from ignition and the noncombustion "explosion" observed when LNG is spilled in water. The latter is not well understood and requires additional study. Passive methods for alleviating hazards of vapor plume and unignited flammable mixtures include the use of safe exclusion distances, optimum dike dimensions (small dike area and high wall), tree screens, permanent walls downwind, insulation, and sloping of dike floor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Gas Association

    1515 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LNG Safety #2 Prog Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM