NFPA Journal looks at the resurgence of LNG, sprinkler protection for in-rack storage and more in March/April issue

March 9, 2016 – The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), looks at the resurgence of liquefied natural gas, in-rack storage sprinkler protection innovations, and issues related to membrane enclosures.

The cover story examines the reemergence of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the ongoing boom in production and storage, including the growing LNG export trade in the United States. Staff writer Jesse Roman looks at the safety risks of this trend and how they relate to pertinent NFPA codes and standards.

Also featured in this issue:

  • An in-depth look at how new technology could increase the effectiveness of sprinkler protection for in-rack storage while also making it more cost-effective.
  • An update on membrane enclosures, essentially enclosures within enclosures, which are used for painting and other activities in the marine industry and other applications. These devices, however, present unique safety issues which are now being addressed by NFPA codes.
  • In “Perspectives,” an interview with Val Charlton, divisional director at Kishugu, an international organization that’s working to bring the Firewise Communities Program to South Africa and other countries. Listen to a related podcast with Charlton at
  • In “In Compliance,” a look at changes made to the National Electrical Code® that will make it safer for firefighters and other responders to “pull” electric meters during home fires.

In addition, two columns in the issue address various facets of climate change. “Wildfire Watch” examines the ties between climate change, residential development and wildfire, while the “Washington, D.C.” column looks at how NFPA’s efforts to combat climate change mesh with federal and international initiatives.

Read the latest digital version of the March/April 2016 NFPA Journal with hyperlinked content from the print version. The NFPA Journal mobile app is also available through the Apple App Store.

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