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An increasing demand for LNG as a more environmentally friendly fuel gives new safety challenges and the need for new technology to provide protection in the event of a spillage.

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Coatings Scheme for Cryogenic Spill Protection

While LNG offers environmental benefits, such as reduced SOx and NOx emissions, there are associated hazards. As well as being flammable, the boiling point of LNG at atmospheric pressure is -162 °C. Handling a cryogenic liquid at this temperature requires safety considerations in the event of a spill. In order to protect assets from structural failure, in the event of an LNG spill, it is possible to use cryogenic spill protection (CSP) to protect at-risk areas. This article discusses the standards and products that can be used. The article is published in the latest PCE International issue which is available online here.

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Jon BayleyThe Author
Jon Bayley