Under the umbrella of the UNECE’s Group of Experts on General Safety, which met in Geneva on 8-12th October 2018, a busy agenda of NGV activities across a wide variety of topics has been attended by NGV Global. The agenda included provisions for the testing of CNG cylinders (with mirror provisions for LNG tanks) and several new CNG/LNG technologies introduced to legitimize their use on vehicles. Read more »
Series Part of Federal CAFE Standards Mid-Term Review
Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) President Dan Gage represented the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing (Sep. 26) on their proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Read more »
Agility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is now certified to be compliant with the ISO 14001:2015 standard at its manufacturing facilities in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA and in Raufoss, Norway. Its product offerings include natural gas and hydrogen energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders and natural gas fuel systems. Read more »
Standards organization CSA Group is launching a project to develop a new Standard NGV 4.7, Automatic pressure operated valves for natural gas dispensing systems. To undertake this work, it is seeking additional experts to serve on this technical subcommittee, looking for interested stakeholders who will actively participate and contribute to the development of this important standard through CSA’s accredited standards development processes. Read more »
Work 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 »
NGV 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 »
Globally, natural gas mobility is an evolving industry that continues to thrive, expand and consolidate despite market challenges. Natural gas vehicles (NGV) operate in more than 80 countries and natural gas propulsion is taking vessels along inland waterways and across oceans. Regulations and standards are a vital component of this industry.
Such is the context in which several documents were tabled at the UNECE Group of Experts on General Safety (GRSG) meeting on 10-13 April 2018 in Geneva. NGV Global was in attendance to ensure the best interests of the worldwide natural gas for transportation industry were kept to the fore. Discussed were proposed changes to UNECE R.110 (CNG/LNG Vehicles) including CNG cylinder inspections, and expansion to applications for on-board vehicle appliances. Read more »
Technical Forum: Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach CA. April 30, 2018
A Technical Forum organised by NGV Global to consider safety issues associated with natural gas fuel systems for vehicles. Planned to run in conjunction with ACT Expo in California. Read more »
Improper 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 »