LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS SAFETY RESEARCH OVERVIEW

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a growing factor in the United States' energy supply situation, both for periods of high demand (peak shaving) and for daily supply (base load). Safety has been a major issue in its acceptance by the public, the government, and industry. Perhaps because of this, industry and government have undertaken programs of research, development, testing, and evaluation that are more extensive than those for most other new hazardous materials. This paper records the experimental and theoretical work performed with the goal of increasing LNG safety, and has been organized in fourteen divisions: land storage tank studies, rollover, dispersion from spills on land, land spill fire studies, land spill fire protection, ship studies, flameless explosion, dispersion from spills on water, underwater releases, water spill fire studies, vapor cloud deflagration, vapor cloud detonation, physical properties, and gelation. Examining the record of the LNG research effort leads inevitably to the conclusion that there is a basic understanding of the material, sufficient to design, operate, and regulate LNG transportation and storage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 1978 American Gas Association-Cryogenic Society of America LNG Terminal & Safety Symposium, San Diego, 12-13 October 1978. Prepared for U.S. Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Merchant Marine Safety.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Commandant (G-MHM/83), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, A L
  • Publication Date: 1978-12-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-M-01-79 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM