LNG Plant Safety

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

LNG Plant Safety

Planning, Monitoring and Safe Performance of LNG Plants

Scheduled Dates

18 - 22 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
04 - 08 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?  

LNG Plant Safety Training is compulsory for those responsible for safety in the LNG industry. This includes geographical regulatory requirements, and also those subject to ISGOTT, MTCOT, IGF, HSE, SIRE, and STCW codes.   The course is specifically designed for those responsible for the care, use or incident control of LNG Plants and Terminals.

The PetroKnowledge training course will exclusively cover LNG Plant, Terminal and Marine Safety for LNG Operations. Including; LNG Plant Safety, Safe loading and Unloading of LNG at Terminals, LNG on Tankers, Chemical and LNG Gas Plants and Carriers, the management of ship to shore safety, and the safety role and responsibilities of individuals operating within the LNG industry.

This training course will highlight: 

  • Chemical and physical properties of highly-flammable fuels
  • Working of LNG-driven engines and fuel systems
  • Safe performance and monitoring of all work relating to the fuel
  • Planning and monitoring of safe storage and bunkering of the fuel
  • Monitoring and supervising the adherence to legal requirements 
  • Taking precautionary measures to avoid risks
  • Application of health and safety measures
  • Knowledge of prevention and control of fire extinguishing systems
  • Taking precautionary measures to prevent environmental contamination following release of the fuel

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

This course covers the advanced aspects; of LNG Plant [Safety] operations and the practical and commercial considerations in Liquid and Gas Operations. This includes LNG operations; LNG Product Quality Assurance; LNG Ship to Facility safety; LNG Terminal interface operations; LNG tanker loading and LNG discharge safety procedures.

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for? 

All personnel responsible for:

  • LNG plant, terminal and marine safety
  • LNG loading
  • Discharging and custody transfer
  • Handling LNG cargoes
  • LNG plant operators
  • LNG handlers
  • LNG vessel owners and operators
  • LNG plant safety auditors
  • Surveyors and inspectors
  • LNG marine superintendents

Those involved in the Liquid and Gas Facility/ Tanker and LNG Cargo transportation business including:

  • All Liquid/Gas and LNG suppliers, traders and distributors
  • LNG Plant and Terminal HSE, LNG Ship owners and operators
  • LNG Superintendents and Safety officers
  • LNG Technical Engineers and operations executives
  • LNG Charterers and traders
  • LNG Ship brokers
  • LNG Port and terminal operators
  • LNG P&I club and marine insurance

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be presented?

The training course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance one’s opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment.

To ensure the concepts introduced during the training are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentations, open discussions, case studies. The case studies provided for group work will be re-enforced with practical exercises and there will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing of experiences.

Daily Agenda


  • Assessment of delegates current LNG knowledge and understanding LNG Plant and Terminals
  • Specific LNG safety criteria and areas that need in depth coverage after assessment of delegates knowledge base
  • Asking general questions related to LNG duties, this allows customizing the LNG safety training program to ascertain optimum benefit to the delegates     
  • International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) new Edition
  • LNG Safety procedures and recommendations for tanker and terminal personnel
  • Oil companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
  • LNG Marine Terminal Competence and Training Guide (MTCOT)
  • Critical LNG Load Master – Types of Liquid/Gas carriers and LNG Tanks
  • LNG ESD 1 and 2 - Technical comparisons and LNG Containment systems
  • Critical LNG – Applicable safety codes and Charterers’ requirements
  • International Gas Code
  • LNG Plants and Tank Type
  • LNG Vessel types

Safety Management of the LNG Tanker and Terminal/Plant Interface (ISGOTT)

  • LNG Communications procedures & precautions
  • LNG Pre-berthing exchange of information
  • Critical LNG Information transfer from tanker to terminal
  • Critical Information from LNG terminal to tanker
  • LNG Cargo loads
  • LNG Load Master discharge plan

What is LNG? Specific Safety - Hazards and Risks

  • Screening / Compatibility Studies of participating LNG
  • LNG Ship compatibility and OPTIMOOR
  • Criteria in selecting transfer area and Approval from the authorities for LNG
  • LNG Security issues
  • LNG Checklists and Preparations
  • LNG Risk Assessments and Management, Helicopter operations, Cargo Hazards, weather conditions, Personnel injury, mooring unmooring operations

Day Two:  LNG Safety - Custody Transfer, Quality, Preparations for Loading and Unloading

  • What is LNG custody Transfer?
  • LNG Pre-transfer exchange of information
  • MSDS - LNG
  • Preparation for LNG cargo loading (responsibilities ship & shore)
  • Preparation for LNG cargo discharge (responsibilities ship & shore)
  • On board procedures and training
  • International Ship and Port Security Code - LNG
  • LNG Tanker Management Self-Assessment
  • What is it, who is it for?
  • Overview of elements and LNG stages
  • How the TMSA is used
  • LNG - SIRE inspection system
  • What is it and why have it for LNG?
  • The stages of LNG and Liquid/Gas Cargo Cycles
  • LNG Transfer system design and parameters Contributors to Boil off Gas
  • Preparation of Cargo Cycle – LNG and Liquid/Gas Terminal Compatibility Studies
  • Roles and responsibility of plant/ terminal in LNG cargo transfer
  • LNG Terminal loading and discharging
  • LNG Ship-to-Shore operations interfaces
  • LNG Safety Compatibility forms

Procedures for Safe Mooring at LNG Plants and terminals- POAC

  • LNG Safe Mooring (ISGOTT)
  • LNG POAC demands and responsibilities
  • LNG Terminal Interface – Load Master/POAC and Master Mariners
  • LNG Jetties & SPM
  • LNG Vessel Preparation of Mooring
  • Loading Master monitoring of moorings
  • Duties and Responsibilities of the LNG Loading Master
  • Optimoor and LNG
  • Berthing and letting go
  • Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] - Project LNG/SIMOP/HSE/IMO/ILO

LG Safety and Planning 

  • SWP/JSA Delegate Exercise - HSE Health and Safety Workplace Practices SWP/JSA for end to end
  • LNG Risk Analysis and Job Safety Analysis
  • Technical characteristics of LNG
  • LNG Handling, storage and spill risk
  • Volatile cargo and gas vapors leak from ruptured tanks, Hoses and pipelines, causing oxygen deficiencies
  • Gas Hazard Monitoring Equipment for JSA
  • Adverse Weather Working – Guidelines examples for JSA
  • LNG Hose construction and length
  • Hose quality and identification
  • The LNG ‘Golden’ Safety Rules
  • Confined space entry
  • Process and Mechanical isolations
  • Electrical isolation
  • Working at Height
  • Ground disturbances
  • Lifting Operations
  • Driving Safety
  • Management of Change in Organization, Equipment, Plant, Standards or Procedures that have a Health, Safety, Integrity and/or Environmental impact
  • ‘Step back’ 5 x 5 procedures

Day Three: LNG - Technical Liquid Transfer Inspections

  • LNG In Service Inspections
  • LNG Service Leak Testing
  • Operational risk profiles in LG Bunkering
  • Inspections and Audit – Rigging
  • Inspections and Audit – Wire Ropes
  • Inspections – Handling and Chains
  • Inspection - Shackles and hardware

LNG Plant and Offshore based - Safety Checklist

  • LNG Plant and Ship-shore safety checklist
  • Identify improved procedures for the handling, loading and discharging of LNG
  • Understand pumps and pipeline systems including loading and discharge operations for LNG
  • Liquid/Gas Operations – LNG Tanker Loading and Discharging Operations and Preparations
  • LNG Arrival preparations and checklists
  • LNG Cryogenic Hose safety, testing and type
  • Dynamic Positioning
  • Jetty Approaches: Finger or Face Terminal Design Interface for LNG discharge

Delegate Exercise – LNG Safety Operations 

  • LNG Cargo Safety Transfer checklists and forms required
  • LNG Cargo Transfer Safety equipment required
  • LG Cargo hazards, safety and risks that exist
  • LNG Cargo controls
  • Cargo training required for personnel (LNG Preparations forms)

The LNG Plant/Terminal/Shore Interface/ LNG - STS and Management of Operations

  • LNG and Liquid/Gas Transfer System Naval Architectures and available technologies
  • LNG Ship to Ship to shore
  • LNG Ship to Platform
  • LNG Ship to Ship
  • LNG Ship connected transfer systems and tandem configurations
  • LNG System Uptime considerations of effective operations
  • Meteocean conditions, prediction tools
  • Organizational Skills Motivation of Operator, Ships’ Officer to cooperate LNG Liquid form measurement - Differential Flow mechanisms, design, metering and performance
  • Ultrasonic Flow mechanisms, design, metering and performance
  • Vortex Flow mechanisms, design, metering and performance
  • Applications of flow meters, calibration, calculations, transfer principles Safety

Case Study

Liquid and Gas Plant and Ship SPILLS/ESD AND RELEASES

  • Protocols and how the systems are used

Day Four: Emergency Safety Response and Contingency Planning – LNG

  • Things to do in case of an LNG emergency
  • General Emergency Response Management
  • Things to avoid during LNG emergencies
  • Contingency equipment for LNG
  • Spill and LNG leaks
  • Fire or Structural damage due to LNG spills
  • Poor weather and mooring failures
  • Precautions against piracy
  • Media management and communications, parties involved

Case Studies of Recent LNG industry incidents

LNG - Common causes of these incidents 

Required LNG training and preparations 

LNG Hazards and Risks moving forward

  • Geographical hazards
  • Crew factor
  • LNG Ship and shore requirements

Preparing for the future incidents – LNG Contingency planning

STS equipment and training

Salvage of an LNG vessel

  • Considerations for LNG cargo recovery
  • LNG Environmental impact
  • LNG Technical equipment development

Risk profiling of your LNG operations

What response is required?

  • Safety Management Systems and Options for LNG

Day Five: LNG Technical Developments - LNG Engineers and Tech Superintendents – Wear down, Fatigue and Failure Management Practices and planning - LNG Fuel, STS and Bunkering

  • Overview of SMS & PMS
  • Working of LNG-driven engines and fuel systems
  • Discuss onboard planned maintenance systems – PMS
  • Discuss Trend analysis – T.A
  • Analysis of Condition monitoring technical - CME
  • OEM Main Engine component failures relevant to engine performance

LNG Plant and the offshore installation interface - OIM

  • On and Offshore Installation Manager [OIM] responsibilities
  • Safety
  • Management practices
  • Ship to install procedures
  • Communications

 LNG Fire and Causes – Inspection, Audits and Investigation

  • The science of LNG
  • Chemical and physical properties of highly-flammable fuels
  • Classification of fire causes
  • Chemical sources, material subject to spontaneous ignition - ships
  • Materials, Cargo, Electrical heat energy
  • Faulty electric circuits and equipment, replacement parts
  • Fuses, exposed lights by the type
  • Fixtures, motors and engine rooms leaks in fuel Systems
  • Welding in burning operations and other energy sources
  • Mechanical energy
  • Liquids and gases
  • Electrical wiring malfunctions

LNG Fire Scene - Points of Origin, the Science of Fire

  • Fire investigator safety
  • Fire scene hazards
  • Investigation priorities upon arrival
  • Science of smoke and fuel
  • Determining the point of origin
  • Reconstruction of fire
  • Documentation, sketches, sketching systems plotting methods


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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