NAFTC - Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel System Inspector
Learn practical skills in actual shop environments
Why Take CNG Vehicle Fuel System Inspector Training?
Today there are more than 2.5 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in use. These vehicles use CNG cylinders, which, along with system components, require periodic inspection, creating a demand for certified inspectors. Current standards require visual inspection once every three years or 36,000 miles over the life of the container. Good shop practice recommends a more frequent general inspection. The inspector needs to know what to look for, how to visually inspect, and how to determine whether the cylinder is safe.
The continued use of acceptable cylinders and the removal from service of damaged cylinders that do not pass the visual inspection criteria are critical to the safety and well-being of all who may come into contact with NGVs. Done correctly, fuel system inspection will assure a viable, safe future for an industry that provides a cleaner alternative to traditional fuels for transportation.
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University has developed a thoroughly researched, instructionally sound, easily applied training program for CNG fuel system inspection. Participants gain a thorough knowledge of all required inspections, tests, and apparatus and inspection procedures applicable to the types of cylinders and fuel systems to be inspected.
Hands-on activities will provide participants with the opportunity to perform CNG vehicle fuel system inspections themselves on a CNG vehicle.
This course is available to NAFTC member schools as a train-the-trainer upon advance request.
Course Materials Provided to the Participant:
Classes are offered through the National Alternative Fuels Training Center in Morgantown, WV. Customized classes can be brought to your doorstep and are designed to meet your particular needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details, class pricing, and for NAFTC membership information.
*Each module of the Participant's Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations.
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National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is a pioneer and national leader in developing, managing, and promoting programs and activities that desire to cure America’s addiction to oil, lead to energy independence, and encourage the greater use of cleaner transportation. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the United States. It is our mission to provide the training infrastructure for implementing widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), and advanced technology vehicles, in an effort to increase our nation’s energy security and improve our air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our transportation system.
The NAFTC is headquartered at West Virginia University and conducts business under the auspices of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. The NAFTC headquarters and the National Alternative Fuels Training Laboratory are located in Morgantown, West Virginia.