Proactive safety and security concern on maritime LNG transportation

Turker F., Er I. D.

12th International Congress of the International-Maritime-Association-of-the-Mediterranean, Varna, Bulgaria, 2 - 06 September 2007, pp.649-657 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Varna
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.649-657
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Liquefied natural gas (LNG) represents an important potential energy source over the next 30 years and will contribute to energy security and diversity. The emergence of LNG to fill the growing gap in natural gas supply has led to a multitude of new LNG shipping, storage and receiving projects to be undertaken in the following years. If we want from public to have confidence in the ability to design, construct, and operate LNG facilities in its municipality, we need to be able to speak knowledgeably about codes and standards when we interact with members of the public. So with the growing number of LNG facilities in worldwide, many new technical personnel are becoming involved in applying and interpreting LNG standards and regulations. In this paper, we will examine each of the major standards and regulations pertinent to LNG facilities. We will also make recommendations regarding steps that we believe facility operators should take. Keywords: LNG, Liquefied natural gas, safety, terminal.