Accession Number : ADA019353

Title :   Possibilities and Probabilities in Assessment of the Hazards of the Importation of Liquified Natural Gas,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jaquette,D. L.

Report Date : APR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Release of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from controlled containment, whether by accident, sabotage, or act of war, presents a number of unique safety hazards. There are at least four main research areas that must be addressed in developing estimates of the risk to population and property of importation of large quantities of LNG. Here we examine the available research approaches directed toward one of these, the assessment of the possible release scenarios and in particular their associated probabilities. Criticism of certain of the assumptions and results made by some of the previous work in this area is discussed and because much of the work available to date is insufficient ind incomplete in assessing the risks, the character and need for more research is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Liquefied natural gas, *Hazards, Imports, Safety, Accidents, Spilling, Probability, Risk analysis, Release

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Safety Engineering
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE