CONSIDERATION FOR THE SAFETY OF LNG STORAGE TERMINALS

Location of an-LNG storage terminal at three types of sites is discussed. General site requirements for an LNG storage terminal are considered. An assessment of typical LNG spills is presented. Hazards associated with accidental LNG spills are discussed. An estimate of the lower flammable limit of the vapor cloud is described for the cases which were studied. Engineering features to enhance safety are presented. Accidents are classified by the volume of LNG spilled to the environment. A typical case for each class of spill is also described. Engineering features which could mitiqate the adverse impacts of a flammable cloud, and other special considerations for the protection of public safety are discussed. Risk assessment is discussed. A Severity Index and a Risk Index are described. While the consequences of an actual spill may be severe, such spills are not considered likely to occur.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by Process Industries Division of ASME for the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 17-22, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Stone, L K
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-WA/PID-13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM