Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: LNGM-1371 (Section: 71, CRN: 92298)
Liquefied Natural Gas Hazards and Safety Practices
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Instructor Information
Instructor Kenneth Ballou
Email balloukw@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6418
Office Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 A
Office Hours By appointment only.
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description An overview of the basic concepts in the liquefied natural gas industry; includes state/federal regulations and guidelines which require industrial safety training. Topics include Mercury removal, NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) regulations for liquefied natural gas.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Process Technology or an equivalent. Extensive experience in a related field may be used in lieu of a degree.
Learning Outcomes
•Use technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.
•Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.
•Describe the principles of quality control.
•Diagram the process control elements in a control loop.
•Identify basic processes, equipment, and systems to meet industry standards.
•Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Lecture Topics Outline Introductions, Syllabus
General Safety vs. Process Safety (OSHA PSM)
Regulatory Driven Safety and Safety as a Core Value
Hazardous Properties of Natural Gas and LNG
OSHA HazCom Standard: Safety Data Sheets
Other Hazardous Materials in an LNG Facility
Hazards During LNG Ship Loading
Hazards During Routine LNG Operations
Responding to Emergencies
Incident Investigations and Reporting
Hazard Identification and Job Safety Analysis
Review and FE
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1 Introductions, Syllabus, (Q1, and WA1)
Week 2 General Safety vs. Process Safety (OSHA PSM), (Q2)
Week 3 Regulatory Driven Safety and Safety as a Core Value, (Q3)
Week 4 Hazardous Properties of Natural Gas and LNG, (Q4)
Week 5 OSHA HazCom Standard: Safety Data Sheets, (Q5, WA2)
Week 6 Other Hazardous Materials in an LNG Facility, (Q6)
Week 7 Hazards During LNG Ship Loading, (Q7)
Week 8 Hazards During Routine LNG Operations, (Q8)
Week 9 Responding to Emergencies, (Q9, WA3)
Week 10 Incident Investigations and Reporting, (Q10)
Week 11 Hazard Identification and Job Safety Analysis, (Q11)
Week 12 Review and FE

***WA1 - WA3 are writing assignments. FE is Final Exam***
Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 14, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Writing Assignment 1 5%
Writing Assignment 2 5%
Writing Assignment 3 5%
Weekly Quizzes 55%
Final Exam 30%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy This is an online course. Log in to Blackboard at least once a week and check your email regularly. There will be Microsoft Teams sessions scheduled periodically. Respond to the invitation when received.
Additional Information Quizzes: Quizzes are open notes but may be timed, so thoroughly review the material before beginning a quiz so that you do not get slowed down having to search for an answer. The goal is to learn the material, not to stress you out over a quiz.

Writing assignments: Writing assignments are primarily for content and to assure that you are exposed to the type of writing you may be asked to do in a plant. Still, try to use good form, proper grammar, and check your spelling. Points may be deducted for poor writing. Also, please be careful to include everything asked for in the assignment, or points will be deducted. An opportunity will be given to make up half of any deducted points by re-writing and making corrections.

Final exam: The final exam is comprehensive and may include anything in the posted course materials, any handouts you are given, or any documents you were asked to download.

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Institutional Policies
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381