59A: Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)


Better identify risks and help ensure safety around Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants and export facilities with the expanded 2019 edition of NFPA 59A.

Adopted by DOT and referenced by other agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), governs the site selection, design, construction, and fire protection of LNG plants.

NFPA 59A is required throughout the United States — and internationally trusted as the final word on safety for these specialized facilities.

Along with prescriptive requirements, the Standard includes a performance-based option that requires analyzing the risks to persons and property in the area surrounding the proposed LNG plant based on risk mitigation techniques incorporated into the facility design. The prevalence of LNG in the United States has caused a shift away from predominantly importing LNG towards becoming a large exporter. Numerous export facilities under development rely on NFPA 59A for guidance on LNG production, storage, and handling.

Major updates in this edition:

  • Reorganized requirements for Plant Siting and Layout provide better focus and easier implementation for users.
  • First-time Chapter 17, Requirements for Stationary Applications for Small Scale LNG Facilities, is built around requirements for ASME containers. This chapter also establishes a framework under which a single-wall ASME container with supplementary design and fabrication requirements can be safely implemented for storage at small-scale LNG facilities.
  • Coverage formerly in Annexes concerning Security and Personnel Training is now incorporated into the mandatory requirements.

The latest edition of NFPA 59A is a crucial resource for architects, owners, designers, engineers, fire safety officers, AHJs, and anyone responsible for LNG plant safety.

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Item #: 59A