This course introduces the learner to the safety topics related to the production, storage, transportation, and vaporization of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). In-depth books can be written on LNG safety; this course is not all-inclusive. This course should be considered a high-level starting point introduction to select topics related to LNG safety.
LNG is widely used around the world. It is a very compact form of natural gas in liquid form. It is used on frigid days to supplement gas from interstate pipelines and supply gas load centers like New York, Boston, and other major gas load areas.
Natural gas, the same as vaporized LNG, is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, as it contains the least amount of carbon of all the fossil fuels. Thus, many electric power plants now use natural gas or are converting from dirtier fossil fuels to natural gas or vaporized LNG. Upon completion of this course, the learner should, at a high level, be able to:
- Understand the profound importance of putting safety first when dealing with petrochemicals, particularly LNG
- Explain the characteristics and properties of LNG
- Understand the hazards associated with LNG and natural gas
- Understand the safety measures used in the design and operation of LNG facilities
- Understand the methods of hazard detection
- Understand the methods of preventing hazards from escalating to accidents
- Understand some of the safety measures and devices needed to manage an LNG facility
- Understand the significant need to train human resources and develop a culture of safety and reliability
Total Hours: 8 PDH