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Loss of Nitrogen - Actions required by Liquefied Gas carriers
An emergency can occur at any time and in any situation. Effective action is only possible if pre-planned and practical procedures have been developed and are frequently exercised.
Loss of nitrogen may affect a number of systems.
i) Check the seal gas for HD and LD compressorís gland and bulkhead seals
ii) Check the annular space in cargo tanks
iii) Check the IBS (Inter Barrier Space) and IS (Insulation space) in membrane vessels
iv) Check the purging operation (lines, equipment)
v) Check the Fire Extinguisher System in vent masts
vi) Check the gauge bubble system
vii) Check the engine room gas line purging function
viii) Consider - substituting compressed air for the HD and LD Compressorís bulkhead seals
ix) Consider - substituting compressed air for the annular space in cargo tanks
Risk and hazards of Equipment failure
Loss of Instrumentation during Unloading Operations - Recommended actions by Liquefied Gas carriers
Emergency Procedures for rescue
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