NGV Global Leads New Work Under ISO’s SC41 for Gaseous Fuels

| International

ISO SC41 MembersWork has commenced on the development of a completely new set of ISO standards intended to certify personnel involved in the Gaseous Fuels industry. The task belongs to WG 9, one of seven active Working Groups under ISO TC22/SC41 — Specific Aspects for Gaseous Fuels — the Technical Committee dealing specifically with all fuel systems and tasks related to the use of Gas as a fuel for road vehicles. WG 9 is led by NGV Global.  Read more »

Tulsa Gas Technologies India and Emcara Gas Development Join NGV Global

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesNGV Global welcomes two new members. Tulsa Gas Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, a compressed natural gas (CNG) service company located in Kundli, Sonipat Haryana (just north of New Delhi), India has joined as a Corporate Sponsor and will participate on NGV Global’s Board. Emcara Gas Development Inc., a Canadian company designing pressure relief devices (PRD), located in Guelph, Ontario, has joined as a Corporate Member.  Read more »

CNG Cylinder Inspection Workshop Highlights Global Impact of Regulations

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global Tech Forum ACT Expo 2018NGV Global held an informational workshop, “Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations” on 30th April 2018 in conjunction with the ACT Conference in Long Beach California. More than 50 attendees participated to hear about and discuss the range of regulatory and practical issues associated with the cylinder inspection process to further improve NGV safety while also enhancing user convenience. Read more »

CSA Group’s New Online Training: Defuel-Decommission-Dispose of NGV CNG Cylinders

| USA, Cleveland OH

CSA Group logoImproper handling of containers at their end of life poses significant safety risks. CSA Group’s unique online course offers best practices to safely advance the CNG industry.

CSA Group is pleased to announce a new no-cost online training course: Best practice for defueling, decommissioning, and disposal of compressed natural gas vehicle fuel containers. Read more »

DNV GL Approves Kongsberg Simulator for LNG-fuelled Vessel Training

| Norway, Asker

Kongsberg Digital Engine Room SimulatorKongsberg Digital, a Norse provider of maritime, oil & gas and renewables & utilities software solutions, has received a DNV-GL statement of compliance for its newest Engine Room Simulator model designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed for training courses aimed at ship officers (deck and engine) that intend to work on an LNG-fuelled vessel. Read more »

PGS 26 for CNG and LNG Vehicles Issued for Comment in Netherlands

| The Netherlands, Delft

Prins CNG/LPGNetherlands’ Publicatiereeks Gevaarlijke Stoffen (PGS, tr. Hazardous Substances Publication Series) has drafted a national safety guideline covering safe procedures for CNG and LNG vehicles (PGS 26). The document is formulated according to ‘Nieuwe Stijl’ (tr. New Style) guidelines which convert existing PGS publications into a format consistent with the Netherland’s 2018 Environmental Act. All interested parties can view the concept and send any comments to the PGS project office. Read more »

First-of-its-Kind Guidance for U.S. CNG Vehicle Maintenance Facilities

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Clean Energy NGV Easy Bay Vapour Barrier System

Clean Energy NGV Easy Bay Vapour Barrier System

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program has published a new first-of-its-kind guidance document, the Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modifications Handbook, which covers all aspects of indoor CNG vehicle maintenance facility considerations. Read more »

Sweden’s Extensive Safety Regime Ensures NGV Security

| Sweden, Stockholm

Servicing NGVs in SwedenSwedish trade associations Energigas Sweden and BIL Sweden have issued a press release addressing media reports that infer a disproportionately high number of accidents for vehicles powered by natural gas, supposedly due to lower safety thresholds. “That’s not right,” they say, emphasizing security issues are always top priority for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector. Read more »

USCG Guides Simultaneous Operations During LNG Fuel Transfer

| USA, Washington DC
Tote Maritime LNG bunkering in port

LNG bunkering in port (Image: TOTE Maritime)

The United States Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) issued a policy letter late June this year, providing guidance for evaluating Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Transfer Operations at waterfront facilities. Read more »

Call to Clean Californian Ports Air with Low NOx RNG-Powered Trucks

| USA, Sacramento CA
Port of Long Beach - Pier T Gate

Pier T Gate (Image: Port of Long Beach)

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released their draft 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) update, addressing plans to reduce emissions from all sources that move cargo throughout the ports.  The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) and SoCalGas say today’s heavy duty natural gas vehicle technology and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is an immediate solution. Read more »