A REPORT ON LNG SAFETY RESEARCH--2
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.
American Gas Association1515 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA USA 22209
- Publication Date: 1971
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Explosions; Liquefied natural gas; Pipeline safety; Prevention; Spills (Pollution)
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng explosions; Lng spill prevention; Lng spills
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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