LNG: Liquefied natural gas, cryogenic spill protection (CSP) and passive fire protection (PFP)
Advanced Insulation has developed a material for both Cryogenic Spill Protection and Fire Protection.
Leak and spill prevention is a serious objective within the LNG industry and with all technical and operational details of any LNG handling operations to be designed towards zero-leakage/zero-release objective, Advanced Insulation’s ContraFlame CSP & PFP system is the prevent all system.
In the accidental event of a spill, LNG will immediately vaporize, giving shape to a white cloud of cold LNG vapour that will disperse with the prevailing wind. Should the spill take place into an enclosed space, the evaporated gas will potentially give origin to an explosive atmosphere (if the closed volume reaches the 5-15% concentration of gas in air). If during an accidental event of a spill the LNG is allowed to collect on either steel on board a vessel, or concrete within an onshore facility this will cause the steel to crack as it become brittle and the concrete to shrink and crack which causes major issues in both circumstances. Hence our ContraFlame CSP & PFP system can be applied as a thermal and fire barrier to both scenarios.
Advanced Insulation provide a number of systems suitable for cryogenic spill protection and combined passive fire protection:
Natural gas is combustible and a gas leak can lead to fire and/or gas explosion upon ignition. To ensure safe and reliable operation, particular measures are taken in the design, construction and operation of onshore LNG facilities.
Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facilities and Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRU) relate to offshore LNG operations where both can benefit from ContraFlame CSP and PFP protection.