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NAFTC - Texas Propane Autogas Technician Training

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Propane Autogas Vehicle
Technician Training - FREE


Propane-powered vehicles can present special challenges to the automotive technician. This three-day course includes an overview of propane technology, automotive components, and propane autogas related systems.

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) in conjunction with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training. Recognizing a need for qualified technicians to adapt, service, and maintain these vehicles, the comprehensive course covers topics including propane characteristics, fuel systems, vehicle compatibility, system components, and safety. By the end of the three-day course, participants will have an in-depth understanding of servicing and maintaining these vehicles.

This state-of-the-art training is being offered at locations across the United States in 2018 at no cost. This training session targets professional automotive technicians currently working in the automotive repair industry who want to enhance their skills and learn more about working with propane autogas vehicles. This class does not target current propane professionals, but is designed for those just starting out in the propane autogas field.

For more advanced propane autogas training, such as the upcoming propane autogas conversion classes, contact the NAFTC for more information.


Course Objectives

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three-day course will enable you to:

  • Explain the sources and processing of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

  • Describe the components of a propane autogas fuel system and explain how each operates

  • Know the different fuel delivery methods and how they differ (vapor, liquid, and direct)

  • Explain the three types of propane autogas fuel system configurations (bi-fuel, dual fuel and dedicated)

  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in decribing, measuring, and handling propane autogas

  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it

  • List the different steps in the conversion of a conventional vehicle

  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to common emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision

This course is available to NAFTC member schools and PERC stakeholders as a train-the-trainer upon advance request. This course is NOT an autogas vehicle conversion class, although conversion topics and procedures are discussed.


Course Materials Provided to the Participant:

  • Participant Manual - including review questions and learning activities

  • Program certificate

Classes are offered through the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a not-for-profit program of West Virginia University. Customized classes can be brought to your doorstep and are designed to meet your particular needs. Please contact micheal.smyth@mail.wvu.edu for details, class pricing, and for NAFTC membership information.


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