The Legal Element
The Day starts with a comprehensive overview of IMO’s International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code), which prescribes a set of requirements about safety related to the design, construction, equipment and operation of LPG / LNG ships.
Legal Overview and Introductions
Dangerous Cargos LPG /LNG
Fires & Explosions
Storage & Transfer
Day 2 will display and stress the optimal design and construction of different types of cargo containment systems for LPG/LNG are permitted by the IGC code, and the two main types of LNG containment systems in use in the world tanker fleet are membrane tanks and independent tanks.
Ship-shore Transfers for LPG/LNG
Terminals & Vessels Cargo handling
Day 3 would start with a discussion of different cargo containment systems will be introduced & discussed. For example, in membrane tank designs, the cargo containment system consists of a very thin invar or stainless-steel double-walled, insulated cargo envelope structurally supported by the ship’s hull. The spherical tank carriers, also called Moss tankers, have spherical aluminium or prismatic-shaped stainless-steel tanks that are self-supporting within the ship’s hull. The day extends towards the more technical overview of the interaction process between gas tankers & terminals.
Jetties, Quays, Wharves & SBMs
Safety and Risk
Main types of LNG hazards
Day 4 will open a seminar discussion revolving around the basic properties of LPG and LNG vapour and their associated hazards. Delegates will be able to fully understand the consequences of releasing LPG/LNG gases into the atmosphere and the dangers of direct contact with the cryogenic liquid to humans, which would potentially freeze the point of contact and damage the tissues of humans, animals and aquatic fauna. Embrittlement leading to structural failure and equipment damage may also occur when materials not designed for such low temperatures come into contact with LNG.
Fire Fighting & Protection
Gas Ship/Terminal Management
The LPG/ LNG industry has learned lessons from its past and established one of the best safety records in any industry. At the heart of this success story is a firm commitment to risk assessment and management tenets. Day 5 will focus on displaying best practices to maintain that good record on Gas terminals and onboard gas ships.