Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities.  Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Onshore (eBook)

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Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities. Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Onshore (eBook)

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Support craft perform a vital role in assisting with safe operations and emergency response for liquefied gas carriers and facilities. This service could be improved by a more up to date approach and a deeper understanding of credible scenarios and response strategies. The information in this book is provided primarily for organisations involved in the transportation of liquefied gas cargoes, although, it may also be of assistance to regulators and government agencies. 

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This publication uses a risk assessment method to offer context and define some example emergency scenarios and response strategies. 

All of the responses are based on the following order of priority: protection of life, the environment and property. Protection of life has been considered not only in the context of the ship and terminal staff involved in a cargo operation, but also of the emergency responders and the general public in the vicinity.

SIGTTO has ensured this publication explains the basis of design of facilities and gas carriers, including the purpose and limitation of equipment used. This should assist in the improvement of existing practice.

PART 1             Scope and Methodology

1.                     Introduction

1.1       Introduction

1.2       Scope

1.3       Risk Based Method and Terminology

1.4       Document Structure

PART 2             Assessing the Risk and the Management of Specific Events

2.                     The Operating Environment

3.                     Top Events

3.1       Loss of Containment

3.2       Collision/Grounding

3.3       Loss of Position

3.4       Intrusion


Annex A – Response Considerations and Planning

Annex B – Equipment and Capabilities of Support Craft

Annex C – Water-spray Systems

Annex D – Support Craft Emergency Response Competencies

Annex E – Fire and Gas Dispersion Modelling

Annex F – Properties of Liquefied Gases

Annex G – Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Annex H – References

The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) is an international body established for the exchange of technical information and experience, between members of the industry, to enhance the safety and operational reliability of gas tankers and terminals.

Title: Support Craft at Liquefied Gas Facilities. Principles of Emergency Response and Protection - Onshore (eBook)
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 92
Product Code: WS1472EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-691-1 (9781856096911), ISBN 10: 1-85609-691-2 (1856096912)
Published Date: September 2015

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