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 »

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 »

PitPoint’s Erik Büthker Awarded Pin for European Standardization Work

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein
Erik Buthker (left) receives NEN Pin Award

Erik Büthker (left) receives NEN Pin Award

Every two years, CEN and CENELEC (the European standardization organizations) distinguish presidents and secretaries of technical committees who have made an exceptional contribution to standardization in Europe. On 6 December 2017, the ‘Pin Award 2017 Ceremony’ took place at the new premises of the CEN-CENELEC Management Center in Brussels. Erik Büthker, Business Development Manager for PitPoint Fuels, was one of ten selected nominees, who eventually received the special mark of appreciation. 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 »

Mexico Publishes New CNG Standard

| Mexico, Mexico City

SEMARNAT, through the National Agency of Industrial Safety and Protection of the Environment of the Hydrocarbons Sector, published the Official Mexican Standard NOM-010-ASEA-2016 (Standard), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on August 23. Included are statements about the minimum safety requirements for supply stations for motor vehicles. 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 »

Mujica Assumes Role as ISO Secretary-General

| Switzerland, Geneva

Sergio Mujica ISO Sec GenMr Sergio Mujica has taken up his appointment as new Secretary-General (CEO) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), having spent 7 years at the World Custom’s Organization (WCO) as Deputy Secretary-General. As an organization in liaison with ISO, NGV Global welcomes Mr Mujica and looks forward to furthering the safe adoption of methane-powered transportation under his leadership. 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 »

ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering Published

| USA, Houston TX
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 »

CNG and LNG Approved as Fuel for Transporting Dangerous Goods (ADR)

 | Source: NGV Global

ADR PictogramsThe last hurdle towards legalizing Natural Gas as a fuel for trucks transporting dangerous goods was lifted last week in Geneva. NGV Global’s Executive Director, Diego Goldin, says: “This sends a positive signal that using natural gas as a transport fuel is rightly considered safe, even for transporting dangerous products.”  Read more »