Positive Outcomes for NGV Safety from UNECE Meeting

| Switzerland: Geneva | Source: NGV Global
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber Industrie SpA)

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 »

Australian Maritime Industry Plans Integration of LNG Bunkering Standards

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Gas Energy Australia

Siem Thiima bunkers EVOL LNGIn order to meet the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environmental regulations including reductions in sulphur emissions in 2020 the maritime industry in Australia is planning to adopt a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy which calls for a 50% cut to shipping GHG emissions by 2050. The initiative arose out of a Gas Energy Australia (GEA) workshop and aims to establish LNG bunkering infrastructure at major ports. Read more »

CSA Revises Canadian Code for Installation of NGV Refuelling Stations (B108)

| Canada | Source: CSA Group

CSA Group logoCSA Group, a leader in natural gas vehicle deployment, has published a new edition of the Canadian B108 Code to support the safe installation of natural gas vehicle refuelling stations. This fourth edition, known as CSA B108-18, includes revisions to the Code’s existing compressed natural gas (CNG) coverage, as well as a new section (Part 2) dedicated to the design, location, construction, operation, operator training and maintenance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling stations. Read more »

NGVAmerica Calls for NGV Support at SAFE Vehicles Rule Hearing

| USA: Dearborn MI | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaSeries 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 »

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 »

CNG Vehicle Inspection Practices an NGV Industry Focus at ACT Expo

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesTechnical 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 »