LNG facilities are built with state-of-the-art equipment and safety controls. The LNG industry is very collaborative regarding best practices and PETRONAS is a world leader in this field. The LNG industry is highly regulated and governed to provincial, Canadian and international standards and best practices.
Pacific NorthWest LNG is committed to the highest safety and health standards for its employees and the community – all local, provincial and federal environmental regulations and requirements will be met or exceeded.
The highest standard in materials will be used to manufacture the LNG piping, valves and tanks. The LNG storage tanks will have primary and secondary containment systems. In the unlikely event of a leak in the inner tank layer, LNG will be contained within the outer (secondary) concrete wall. Leak detection systems will be in place to alert facility operators and would result in a safe shutdown of the facility.
The facility will also include safeguards such as auto-shut-off systems, gas-liquid-fire detection systems to protect personnel and the environment, closed-circuit TV for monitoring and ultraviolet or infrared fire detectors. Facility operators will also be able to manually shut down the plant with several Emergency Shut Down (ESD) triggers. An LNG release is very unlikely due to the strict design and safety requirements for facilities.