Q1 2016 Plant Protection Report

 
 
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Dear Reader,

 

In 2015, 18 GW of power plants were retired, with the majority being coal-fired power plants.  Why?  Because the EPA is working to reduce greenhouse gases and is slowly mandating the phase out of coal-fired power plants in favor of cleaner burning fuels.  With natural gas as a clean burning, low-cost fuel option, it is becoming the fuel of choice for energy production.  That is why we wrote, “Liquefied Natural Gas:  How to Avoid the Boom.† While natural gas is an increasingly popular fuel choice, the fire protection needs of its liquefied state are relatively unknown.

 

We hope that this article provides insight into the little known fire hazards of liquefied natural gas.

 

Sincerely,

 

Daryl Bessa

President, F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

   

Liquefied Natural Gas:  How to Avoid the Boom

With natural gas prices at a historic low in the United States, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities are growing in popularity in the United States. LNG is natural gas that has been converted to a liquid form, bringing it to 1/600th the size of its gaseous state to make storage and transportation easier. Currently, there are multi-billion dollar proposals from developers across the country interested in developing LNG facilities - particularly, LNG export facilities. Not only is natural gas inexpensive at this point in time, but it also burns cleaner - making it less expensive to add environmental controls to natural gas power generation facilities. However, with the added number of LNG facilities and natural gas plants, what are the added fire protection systems needed to protect people, property, and plants across the country?

 

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Employee Driver Safety - A Spotlight on Safety

Employers spend $60 billion annually on medical care, legal, property damage, and lost productivity from vehicle crashes. Employees are injured every ten seconds in a motor vehicle crash. By following these precautions and encouraging others to as well, both employers and employees will benefit from safe driving on the job.

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