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Practicing Industry Safety with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)

To maintain liquified natural gas’ (LNG) impeccable, worldwide safety record, complying with the detailed industry standards and regulations is essential to achieve optimal safety.

For all LNG facilities, multiple practices of protection are implemented to minimize the likelihood of an LNG release and avoid the potential consequences. The foundation of these bounded practices creates a comprehensive safety framework to generate a safe operational environment for LNG facilities.

LNG operators implement these practices to ensure upmost safety during LNG production, transportation, storage and re-gasification.

Within the natural gas industry, safety is a recurring concern. When handling LNG, no matter the situation, it is vital to maintain operational integrity and effectively contain the substance. To accomplish this, suitable materials for storage tanks and equipment should be employed.

Should an LNG leak or spill take place, proper containment and isolation is necessary. Additional tank containment and impoundments can help ensure the protection of personnel and facilities when a leak or spill occurs.

To mitigate potential adverse impacts of LNG release, gas and fire detection systems are beneficial additions to facilities. Gas detection equipment can rapidly identify any breach in containment in conjunction with remote, automatic and control systems.

However, the safe processing, storage and transportation of LNG begins with qualified, highly trained personnel, who comply to all industry regulations, codes and standards.

For over a decade, Thigpen Energy has provided LNG fueling solutions for utilities, pipeline integrity projects, winter peak shaving operations, and supplemental gas supply. At Thigpen, we take pride in our safety performance record. Our commitment is not only a policy or a goal, but a culture.

For temporary natural gas assistance, contact Thigpen to keep your application flowing.