Natural Gas Vehicles Continuing Workforce Education

For Technicians, Inspectors and Automotive Students

Why CNG Vehicle Fuel System Inspector Training?

More than 2.5 million NGVs using CNG cylinders are on the road. Current standards require that tanks and system components have a visual inspection once every 3-years or 36,000 miles. Good shop practice recommends a more frequent inspection. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University offers an easily applied training for CNG system inspection.

FCTC offers a one-week training package that includes:
  • 3-days of basic CNG hands-on learning
  • 2-days on CNG tank inspection
  • CSA Group CNG Inspector exam preparation
  • Certified NAFTC instructors
  • Customized group training
For dates and fees, please contact [email protected]

FCTC is an authorized CSA Testing Center and member of NAFTC

 

Basics of CNG Course Objectives

  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to common emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision
  • List the major policies and regulations pertaining to the installation, operation, and inspection of gaseous fuel vehicles
  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in describing, measuring, and handling natural gas
  • State the chemical and physical properties of methane (natural gas)
  • Describe Otto and Diesel cycle engines and ex- plain how combustion is different with a gaseous fuel
  • Explain lean-burn technology and calculate the correct air-fuel ratio to achieve best power, lowest emissions, and greatest fuel economy
  • Describe the components of a natural gas fuel system and explain how each operates
  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it
  • Describe basic diagnostic techniques, the use of the diagnostic scan tool (DST) and the meanings of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)

CNG Tank Inspection Course Objectives

  • Understand theory, equipment, safety, and good work practices
  • Develop a working knowledge of the types of cylinders and fuel system components used in CNG vehicle systems
  • Visually inspect CNG cylinders and fuel system components for damage and deterioration
  • Describe construction techniques and material types used in CNG cylinder manufacturing
  • Vent and store CNG cylinders safely
  • Recognize various failure models
  • Safely and confidently handle CNG cylinders and fuel lines related to the system
  • Perform required reporting procedures
  • Become a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector by passing the CSA International standardized certification test for cylinder inspection
  • Hands-on activities will provide participants with the opportunity to perform CNG vehicle fuel system inspections themselves on a CNG vehicle

Training fees are $1,800 plus $410 for the CSA Group CNG inspector exam. Cost includes tuition and fees, student manual including review questions, textbooks and handouts, learning activities and program certificate. Lunch is provided on campus.

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Call (904) 547-3282 or email [email protected].