Argentina Prepares Regulation for CNG and LNG Vehicle Imports

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Argentina’s National Gas Regulator (ENARGAS) is in the process of drafting a new regulation concerning natural gas vehicles for importation. European truck and bus manufacturers IVECO and Scania are collaborating with the Regulator as it prepares a “Procedure for the qualification of imported vehicles propelled by the use of natural gas as fuel” — Project NAG-451 (2018). The consultation period expires August 24. Read more »

CSA Group Releases New North American Standards for LNG Vehicle Dispensing Systems and Fuel System Components

| Canada: Mississauga ON

CSA Group logoCSA Group has published 18 new standards to support the safe deployment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles. This includes the LNG 3 series, which contain 17 standards covering LNG vehicle fuel system components and LNG 4.1 for vehicle dispensing systems. Read more »

CSA Issues Call for Participation – NGV 4.7, Automatic pressure operated valves for NG dispensing systems

| USA: Cleveland OH

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 »

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 »

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 »

NGV Global: Natural Gas Regulations Update

| International | Source: NGV Global
Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

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 »

Delhi’s Air Pollution Compels Early Intro of Bharat Stage VI Fuel

| India, Delhi

India - city pollution“BS-VI fuel will bring down sulphur level by 80 percent from current BSIV levels.” — Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister

India has decided to proactively advance the roll-out of BS-VI fuel in Delhi from April 2018, instead of April 2020 after taking stock of the alarming pollution situation in Delhi each winter. Given CNG already meets that requirement, there is likely to be a strong impetus for acquiring natural gas vehicles. Read more »

CSA Group Publishes New Binational Standard for CNG Fuel Systems for Road Vehicles

| Canada and USA

CSA Group logoA Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel system standard was included as a priority on the 2016 US Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada’s Natural Gas Vehicle Work Plan, in support of the Regulatory Cooperation Council. To meet this need, CSA Group worked with the North American natural gas vehicle industry to transition the bi-national recommended practice, CSA/ANSI NGV 6.1 – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Storage and Delivery Systems for Road Vehicles, to a bi-national standard recognized in the United States and Canada by ANSI and SCC, respectively. 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 »