In 1970 the Coast Guard requested the Committee on Hazardous Materials to undertake a detailed evaluation of the present knowledge base for the safe importation of liquefied natural gas, since this was a relatively new bulk cargo. (Previously the committee had recommended certain investigations on LNG which were conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines and led to the observations of the LNG-water reactions previously known to a few but not widely disseminated nor adequately explained.) Following a series of presentations by experts at committee meetings during 1971, the decision was made to schedule a conference at which the "state-of-knowledge" would be critically reviewed, in the context of the Coast Guard concern for safety of the public. The conference reported herein was the results of this decision. These proceedings are available to the conferees, and to other interested personnel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of conference held in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    Committee on Hazardous Materials
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 300 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Academy of Sciences
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: Tcg-15559
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM