Cummins Africa Sets Up CNG Engine Training Course

| South Africa, Gauteng

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

| USA, Indianapolis IN
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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 »

IMPCO Releases New CNG PRDs

| Canada, Kitchener ON

Westport IMPCO PRDsIMPCO Technologies, Inc. (IMPCO), an alternative fuel division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has released an expanded line of GFI branded high pressure compressed natural gas (CNG) thermal pressure relief devices (PRD). The new products, certified to ANSI PRD 1-2013 and now available globally, include: Read more »

CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Program Launched by NGVi

| USA, Las Vegas NV

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

| USA, Port Arthur TX

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

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

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

| France and USA

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 »

Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre for LNG to Quintuple

| Sweden, Lund

Sweden's Alfa Lavaltest-and-training-centre-expansionThe significant growth in the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine propulsion has prompted Denmark’s Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg to plan expansion to five times its current size. This development, focused on LNG and other alternative fuels, will address new challenges and possibilities for marine customers as they strive to meet environmental and energy targets. Read more »

North American Trainer Adds E-Learning for CNG Station Codes and Standards

| USA, Las Vegas NV

Clean Energy refueling AgilityNatural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a U.S. provider of technical consulting and training on natural gas vehicles and fueling technologies, has launched a new e-learning course: CNG Fueling Station Codes and Standards. This video-based course is designed for North American companies interested in or responsible for designing and building natural gas fueling stations, as well as those involved in permitting CNG stations, including code officials or state and local fire marshals. Read more »

NGVi Expands Public NGV Technician Training to Canada

| USA, Las Vegas NV
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(Photo courtesy of NGVi)

The growing interest in the use of natural gas vehicles in Canada over the past few years has stimulated Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a ASE CASE-accredited provider of technical training for the CNG and LNG industry in North America, to bring its award winning NGV technician training as a public offering for the first time to Toronto. NGVi will offer NGV Essentials and Safety Practices on March 15 and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training on March 16-17. Both classes will be held at Toronto’s Centennial College. Read more »