Get access

LNG safety: An issue of increasing importance

Authors

  • Harry H. West,

    Corresponding author
    1. Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843
    • Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Chen-Hwa Chiu

    1. LNG and Gas Processing, Chevron Energy Technology Co., 4800 Fournace Place, Bellaire, TX 77401
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

The emergence of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fill the growing gap in natural gas supply has led to a renewed interest in LNG safety. LNG regulations, which developed primarily in the 1970s, do not contain many process safety management concepts currently practiced by the rest of the process industry. Rather than continuous patching of federal LNG rules, a complete revamp using process safety concepts is long overdue, to maintain the excellent safety record that the LNG industry has enjoyed. © 2005 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog 24, 2005

Ancillary