LNG is safe when handled correctly

One of our priorities is to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our people. We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our products on our sites and in the community.

If you use LNG, you should be aware of the basic properties of the gas as well as safe handling and operating practises. There is no danger with an LNG system that is correctly installed, maintained and operated. However, like all other fuels, LNG should be treated with care.


Essential safety guidelines

Cryogenic Liquid Hazard

LNG is a cryogenic liquid. Physical contact or spillage constitutes a personnel and equipment hazard. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment must be worn at all times while handling LNG.

Contact with liquid or cold vapour may cause frostbite, freeze burns and permanent eye damage. LNG must only be stored and handled using appropriate equipment.

Phase Transition Hazard

As LNG warms it transitions from a liquid to a gaseous state. This phase transition results in the Liquefied Natural Gas expanding roughly 600 times in volume. If LNG is trapped in a sealed space, it poses a risk of rapid pressure release.

Asphyxiation Hazard

Natural Gas can cause asphyxiation by displacing oxygen in confined areas.

Flammability Hazard

Natural Gas is flammable. Its auto ignition point is between 482-632ºC, which is higher than butane, propane, diesel and petrol.  It has a lower explosive limit of 5%  and upper explosive limit of 15%.

Flammability Limits

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