CSA Group, provider of testing and certification, product evaluation, energy efficiency verification and standards development services for the global market, recently published a new standard for residential fueling appliances that addresses one of the key barriers to growth of the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market – limited infrastructure. The document covers indoor and outdoor fueling appliances connected to residential utility gas piping systems. This development creates the opportunity for owners of natural gas vehicles to fuel their vehicle at home.
John Jordan, Technical Representative – Standards, Agility Fuel Systems, and Acting Chair of CSA Group’s Automotive Technical Committee notes that “NGV 5.1 is a great addition to the suite of CSA alternative fuel standards, keeping up with the growth and expansion of the alternative fuel industry.”
CSA Group and its members will remain active in the area of residential fueling appliances. “We will continue to work with industry leaders to refine NGV 5.1 and gain its acceptance in the applicable codes and standards developed by NFPA and ICC,” says Andrea Lanier Papageorge, Manager, Building and Gas Codes and Standards, AGL Resources, and Vice Chair of the NGV 5.1 Technical Subcommittee. One notable success already achieved: the 2016 version of NFPA 52 will include reference to ANSI/CSA NGV 5.1-2015.
This standard development project was funded in part by the American Gas Association and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy.
(Source: CSA Group)