Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, is increasingly seen as the indispensable co-partner or even the successor to diesel oil and heavy fuel oil. For this liquid gas, fire fighting requires an entirely different approach to that chosen for oil and its derivatives. In an LNG fire, the gas needs to be contained and cooling water cannot be applied directly onto the LNG.

Consideration must be given to preventing a gas cloud developing. In these situations, High Expansion Foam is applied to form a blanket around the heart of the fire. At the same time attempts are made to recover the gas. LNG poses another fire safety challenge: the LNG production companies transport the LNG in liquid form (at a temperature of -162 degrees Celcius) around the world in super tankers. The LNG is then transferred to the gas terminals where it is stored and re-gassified as required. There are thus two key moments in the production and transport chain when the gas needs to be pumped. These are two specific risk situations that require adequate safety measures. Today, the SK FireSafety Group is already extremely experienced in providing these safety measures.

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