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LNG fire protection and emergency response : a collection of booklets describing hazards and how to manage them.

Author: Institution of Chemical Engineers (Great Britain)
Publisher: Rugby : Institution of Chemical Engineers, 2007.
Series: BP fire safety series.; BP process safety series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"A reference tool for design engineers, project engineers, facility operators, safety professionals and fire and emergency responders, including public fire brigades, this booklet outlines the nature and main hazards of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and the special fire hazard management and emergency response measures required for such facilities."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Institution of Chemical Engineers (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780852955154 0852955154
OCLC Number: 181421062
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Description: vi, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction to LNG --
1.1. Brief history of LNG --
1.2. Basic LNG production and customer flow --
1.3. LNG import terminal facilities --
2. LNG properties --
2.1. LNG composition --
2.2. Cryogenics --
2.3. Embrittlement --
2.4. Heat of vaporization and 'cold burns' --
2.5. Density and specific gravity --
2.6. Boiling point and vapour pressure --
2.7. Changing composition/weathering --
2.8. LNG flammability limits --
2.9. Auto ignition temperature and ignition energy --
3. LNG hazards --
3.1. Vapour clouds and vapour dispersion --
3.2. Vapour cloud visibility --
3.3. Effects of heavy rainfall on LNG --
3.4. Flash fires --
3.5. Radiant heat hazards --
3.6. Explosion hazards --
3.7. Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion --
3.8. Rapid phase transformation (RPT) --
3.9. Tests and experiments RPT's --
3.10. Rollover --
3.11. Geysering --
3.12. Personnel LNG and cryogenic hazards --
4. Tanks, containment and spill control --
4.1. Tanks --
4.2. Aboveground tanks --
4.3. LNG tank types --
4.4. Tank instrumentation and alarms --
4.5. Internal pumps --
4.6. Power supply to pumps --
4.7. Leakages into annular space/roof space --
4.8. Underground storage tank --
4.9. Insulation --
4.10. LNG vaporizer units --
4.11. Open Rack Vaporizer (ORV) --
4.12. Submerged Combustion Vaporizer (SCV) --
4.13. Spill control-impoundment/containment --
4.14. Spill control objectives --
4.15. Materials --
4.16. LNG plant basic safety measures --
4.17. Potential leaks and spills --
4.18. Potential releases --
cryogenic issues --
4.19. Tankage and thermal radiation --
5. Jetties and marine facilities --
5.1. Jetties --
5.2. Marine LNG tankers --
5.3. LNG carrier cargo tanks --
5.4. Cargo tank pressure control --
5.5. Pressure, temperature and gas monitoring --
5.6. Gas dangerous zones --
5.7. Emergency shutdown systems --
5.8. Hard-arms and Power Emergency Release Couplers (PERC) --
5.9. Firefighting systems --
5.10. Manifold and valves area --
5.11. Atmosphere control --
5.12. Cargo transfer --
5.13. Pre-arrival checks --
6. Passive fire protection --
6.1. PFP capabilities --
6.2. PFP ratings --
6.3. Cryogenic and fire testing of PFP --
6.4. Typical applications of passive fire protection --
6.5. Design considerations --
all types of PFP --
6.6. Intumescent materials --
6.7. Cementitious materials --
6.8. Ceramic and mineral wool fibres --
6.9. Foamglass blocks for radiant heat reduction --
7. LNG, gas and fire detection --
7.1. Cryogenics liquid detection --
7.2. Gas detection --
7.3. Fire detection --
7.4. Recent incident experience --
7.5. Heat detection --
7.6. Flame detection --
8. Spill and fire control measures --
8.1. Foam for LNG vaporization reduction --
8.2. LNG vapour reduction --
8.3. LNG fire control and radiation reduction --
8.4. Extinguishment of LNG fires --
9. Emergency response plans --
9.1. Scenario-specific emergency response plans --
10. Personal protective equipment (PPE) --
10.1. Plant operators --
10.2. Breathing apparatus --
10.3. Responder personal protective equipment (PPE) --
11. Codes and standards --
11.1. Construction and operation of LNG facilities --
11.2. Fire protection codes and standards --
12. References --
App. A. Gas detection test work analysis --
App. B. Foam system design considerations --
App. C. Historical foam application data --
App. D. LNG incidents --
D.1. Cleveland fire --
D.2. Staten Island, New York, February 1973 --
D.3. Cove Point, Maryland, October 1979 --
D.4. LNG incidents historical table --
App. E. LNG road tanker incidents --
E.1. Nevada, USA --
E.2. Catalonia, Spain --
E.3. Wales, UK --
App. F. LNG ship pre-arrival checks --
App. G. LNG ship/shore safety checklist --
App. H. Repeat checks during cargo operations.
Series Title: BP fire safety series.; BP process safety series.
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"A reference tool for design engineers, project engineers, facility operators, safety professionals and fire and emergency responders, including public fire brigades, this booklet outlines the nature and main hazards of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and the special fire hazard management and emergency response measures required for such facilities."--Jacket.

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