LNG is not explosive
LNG is not flammable
Demonstration of safety measures and equipment.
When heating LNG fumes above -160F (-106.7C):
- It is lighter than air.
- It rises and disperses rather than gathers near the ground.
- Flammable at a concentration of 5-15% with oxygen.
- Explosive if flammable gas concentrations occur indoors.
Tank construction: safety
In particular, the design must comply with the regulations, in particular as regards safety in the following sense:
- Vapor dispersion.
- Existence of thermally excluded zones according to standards.
- Ensuring the correct separation of persons and any fire zone.
LNG and security
Ensuring the correct separation of persons and any fire zone. There has been only a few accidents in the LNG sector.
- Cleveland LNG storage facility in 1944 (info).
- Skikda liquefaction plant (Algeria) in 2004.
- Handling equipment
- Equipment operation
- • LNG leak assessment