Ansul(R) Hosts Successful Lng Symposium

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Safety is top concern at The Next Chapter of LNG Fire Protection symposium Marinette, Wisconsin, USA – N...
Safety is top concern at The Next Chapter of LNG Fire Protection symposium Marinette, Wisconsin, USA – November 22, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Complete fire protection for human lives, communities, facilities and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) itself was the main focus of the two-day symposium that ANSUL hosted October 17 – 18, 2006. Industry experts spoke on such safety topics as "Facility Emergency Response," "Challenges Facing First Responders," "Exposure Protection," and "LNG Preparedness" among others. Over 70 attendees from around the globe came together to participate in this one-of-a-kind information and technology exchange symposium. Their attendance showed their support for LNG as a valuable energy source. "LNG has a very low incident rate and is a relatively safe product compared to other energy sources such as petroleum or gasoline," said Dennis Kennedy, Vice President and General Manager, Engineered Systems/Foam Products. "However, many attendees voiced their concern over the misconception the general public has regarding the safety of LNG," said Kennedy. Education of the public on the safety standards set in place was part of a roundtable discussion at the symposium and it was determined that more needed to be done to inform communities about LNG safety. The public would benefit from knowing the strict standards governing LNG safety are overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Coast Guard (USGC) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) within the Department of Transportation (DOT). With government agencies working alongside private companies such as ANSUL, the public can be assured that all matters of safety are being addressed. ANSUL provides more fire suppression products throughout the world than any other one company and is committing its knowledge and resources to make the LNG industry as safe as possible. The ANSUL research and development department, its full line of fire suppression products and world-famous training capabilities are keys to LNG fire protection peace-ofmind.