Turbex LNG Skids are the proven high expansion foam systems solution to provide a fast and effective answer for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) spills in contained areas, whether vapourising or on fire.
Turbex LNG Skids provide all the specialist features needed for LNG including a specially engineered skid base, LNG Turbex high expansion foam generator, plus discharge hood designed to protect the Expandol foam from wind and direct it downwards into the pit of LNG. Each LNG Turbex Skid is engineered from high performance 316 stainless steel and gunmetal materials.
Expandol high expansion foam of 500:1 expansion ratio has been shown through testing to be the most effective way to reduce vapourisation of LNG spills. It insulates the LNG, keeping the liquid pool cold while at the same time allowing controlled vapour release through the foam blanket. The LNG vapour is warmed so it rises away from potential ignition sources, minimising the risk of the incident escalating.
Expandol high expansion foam of 500:1 expansion ratio has also been shown to be the most effective way to control LNG fires. During testing on LNG at Texas A&M University, Angus Fire TURBEX LNG SKIDS achieved 90% radiation reduction in under 60 seconds using recommended application rates of 10L/min/m². This insulates the LNG from the heat of the fire, minimising vapourisation, dramatically reducing fire intensity and minimising risk of escalation. This Expandol foam application minimises radiant heat damage to plant and personnel, allowing a safe and controlled LNG burn-off through the foam blanket.
When used quickly, foam reduces the waterspray requirement and so minimises the risk of run-off water entering the pit. If this happens it rapidly warms the LNG, increasing vapourisation rates and fire intensity, making it more difficult to control and increasing the risk of escalation.
Demystifying LNG by Angus Fire
LNG presents a challenging fire fighting hazard. This video summarises work undertaken at Texas A&M by BP and Angus Fire. It shows extensive fire tests and highlights the key features needed when selecting fire-fighting equipment and techniques.