Landi Renzo USA is committed to meeting it’s safety obligations under US law. That is why is has just destroyed a CNG-modified Ford MY2017 F-250 by crashing it into several barriers to prove the safety of the compressed natural gas powered vehicle and its fuel system.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 303 clearly spells out that physical crash testing is a required by federal law. The purpose of the test “is to reduce deaths and injuries occurring from fires that result from fuel leakage during and after motor vehicle crashes.” It applies whether the vehicle uses CNG as a dedicated fuel or is equipped for bi-fuel operation.
After two-day’s of frontal barrier, lateral moving barrier and rear moving barrier impact testing, Landi Renzo announced successful completion of this enduring set of tests, making the F-250/350 CNG fuel system fully compliant with FMVSS-303.
What Does Crash Testing Actually Achieve?
As stated in the Landi Renzo press release, “the layman’s explanation is that the test measures the drop in fuel system pressure over a 60-minute period. If the pressure exceeds a certain threshold, there was a CNG leak, which could lead to catastrophic results in the case of a fire. If the fuel pressure drop is under the threshold, the CNG system complies with FMVSS 571.303.”
An approved Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), Landi Renzo USA added to its stable of natural gas certified engines US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its bi-fuel & dedicated MY2017 Ford F-250/350 6.2L engine in April this year.
(Source: Landi Renzo)