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ISO TS 16901

1st Edition, March 1, 2015

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Guidance on performing risk assessment in the design of onshore LNG installations including the ship/ shore interface

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This Technical Specification provides a common approach and guidance to those undertaking assessment of the major safety hazards as part of the planning, design, and operation of LNG facilities onshore and at shoreline using risk-based methods and standards, to enable a safe design and operation of LNG facilities. The environmental risks associated with an LNG release are not addressed in this Technical Specification.

This Technical Specification is aimed to be applied both to export and import terminals, but can be applicable to other facilities such as satellite and peak shaving plants.

It applies to all facilities inside the perimeter of the terminal and all hazardous materials including LNG and associated products: LPG, pressured natural gas, odorizers, and other flammable or hazardous products handled within the terminal.

The navigation risks and LNG tanker intrinsic operation risks are recognised, but they are not in the scope of this Technical Specification. Hazards arising from interfaces between port and facility and ship are addressed and requirements are normally given by port authorities. It is assumed that LNG carriers are designed according to the IGC code, and LNG fuelled vessels receiving bunker is designed according to IMO's regulations.

Border between port operation and LNG facility is when the ship/shore link (SSL) is established.

It is not intended to specify acceptable levels of risk; however, examples of tolerable levels of risk are referenced.

This Technical Specification is not intended to be used retrospectively.

It is recognised that national and/or local laws, regulations, and guidelines take precedence where they are in conflict with this Technical Specification.

Reference is made to ISO 31010 and ISO 17776 with regard to general risk assessment methods, while this Technical Specification focuses on the specific needs scenarios and practices within the LNG industry.   
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