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Falck Safety Services Offers LNG Safety Training

LNG Safety TrainingSince more ships sail on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or transport this quite new type of gas, Falck Safety Services offers LNG safety training for the maritime industry.

In 2013 Falck developed a complete new training facility for the LNG industry. LNG is a natural gas that has been converted to liquid by cooling to an extreme low temperature of -162 °C. This makes transport and storage of gas easier.

In the LNG safety training Falck gives answers to questions like ‘what happens if there is a spill in water? what happens if the gas vapour ignites? what will the extreme temperature liquid do to my personal protection? what happens if I use water on the product? How can I extinguish the fire?’. In a practical demonstration we show the effects of the initial release of LNG, the use of water on the pool of LNG, extinguishing possibilities with dry chemical powder and finally how to use high expansion foam to control the release.

Falck Safety Services follows the STCW interim guidance on training for seafarers on ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels. The STCW LNG safety training for the maritime industry is divided in a standard training of competence for basic training and advanced training. Participants of the basic training are seafarers responsible for designated safety duties associates with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuel on board ships. The advanced training is designated for Masters, engineer officers and any person with immediate responsibility for the care and use of fuels. Both trainings have a high focus on ensuring safe operation on board, taking precautions to prevent hazards, applying occupational health and safety precautions and fire operations.