Education the Key for CNG First Responders

| USA, Midland TX

Freedom CNG StationGetting it right for first responders when attending a road vehicle incident in the Permian Basin region of Texas was the focus of a series of free natural gas vehicle and station awareness trainings conducted by Freedom CNG last week. Nearly 100 attendees from Midland Fire Department, Midland County Sheriff, and Texas Department of Transportation attended the training. Read more »

ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering Published

LNG Bunkering (Image: ABS)

LNG Bunkering (Image: ABS)

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering. This new Guide provides standards for the design, construction and survey of LNG bunkering systems that are on board a vessel. Read more »

First 100 CNG Fuel System Inspectors Certified by NGVi

NGVi CNG Fuel System Training Nevada-based Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) continues to pay a significant role in preparing auto technicians for the growing natural gas vehicle industry, confirming it has certified 100 CNG Fuel System Inspectors since the inception of its CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program in September 2016. Read more »

Cummins Africa Sets Up CNG Engine Training Course

Cummins Westport ISL G EngineCummins Africa has added a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine training programme to the courses available at its Kelvin View training facility in Gauteng. The initiative suggests there is growing interest and demand in South Africa for natural gas as a viable fuel for transportation. Trainees will have access to two Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines, one for dismantling and rebuilding, and the other for demonstration and technician testing. Read more »

White Paper Released in US on Natural Gas Vehicle Safety

WM CNG truck

Waste Management operates more than 4,000 natural gas vehicles.

Natural Gas >> A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry is the message delivered at WASTECON® 2016 by US trade association NGVAmerica and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The white paper was a collaborative effort between NGVAmerica’s Technology & Development Committee and SWANA members. Read more »

CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Program Launched by NGVi

NGVi fuel system schematicNatural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a U.S. provider of technical consulting and training on natural gas vehicles and fueling technologies, has launched a brand new CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program late June. The program kicks off with the first certification exam September 16, 2016 in Denver, Colorado and the certification period is five years. Read more »

USCG Adds New Job Aid for LNG Fuel System Inspections

The U.S. Coast Guard has created a Domestic Vessel LNG Fuel System Inspection Job Aid. Prepared by the Liquefied Gas Carrier (LGC) National Center of Expertise (NCOE), the job aid can be used by USCG personnel for initial and annual inspections and periodic safety test procedures (PSTPs) for LNG fuel systems used onboard U.S-flag vessels using LNG as fuel. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Refuse Fleet Maintenance Guide Underway

Refuse Collection Vehicles (image - WIH Resource Group)NGVAmerica and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) are collaborating to develop a new safety and best practices guide for fueling and maintaining natural gas powered refuse trucks. The document will provide the latest information used by fleets for safely operating collection and transfer vehicles that run on clean-burning and affordable natural gas. Read more »

GTT to Develop Training Program for TOTE LNG Tug/Barge Crew

wespac LNG Bunker BargeGTT subsidiaries, GTT North America, Inc. and GTT Training Ltd, are to develop and implement a comprehensive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) training program for TOTE, Inc. The first contract of its kind prepares TOTE to safely operate its 2,200 m3 LNG Bunker Barge currently under construction at Conrad Industries Shipyard in Orange, TX. Read more »