Courses & Workshops

Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training

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Propane-powered vehicles present special challenges to the automotive technician. This three-day course includes an overview of propane technology, automotive components, and autogas related systems.

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has launched a NEW Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training. Recognizing a need for qualified technicians to adapt, service, and maintain these vehicles, the comprehensive course covers topics including propane characteristics, fuel systems, vehicle compatibility, system components, and safety. By the end of the three-day course, participants will have an in-depth understanding of servicing and maintaining these vehicles.

ISBN Number: 978-1-933954-17-2

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three day course will enable you to:

  • Explain the sources and processing of LPG
  • Describe the components of a propane autogas fuel system and explain how each operates
  • Know the different fuel delivery methods and how they differ (vapor, liquid, and direct)
  • Explain the three types of propane autogas fuel system configurations (bi-fuel, dual fuel and dedicated)
  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in decribing, measuring, and handling propane autogas
  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it
  • List the different steps in the conversion of a conventional vehicle
  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to common emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision

Course outline:

  • Day one
    • Liquid propane gas and other alternative fuels
    • Original equipment manufacturers and converted vehicles
  • Day two
    • System operation for two types of fuel injection systems
    • Theory of operation for liquid and vapor injection conversion
    • How to perform post installation software settings
  • Day three
    • Safety related issues
    • How to transfer or replace fuel tank components
    • Safe operation of liquid or vapor systems and how to flare it off to the atmosphere

Course materials provided to the participant:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-17-2
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course materials provided to the instructor (only available to NAFTC members):

  • Instructor manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-18-9
    • Includes course agenda and planning notes
  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-17-2
    • Includes review questions and learning activities
    • Program certificate
    • Training aids including PowerPoint presentations, flash animations, tests, and other materials
    • List of suggested hands-on training aids for shop tasks


For additional information please contact Micheal Smyth or call 304-293-7882.

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Classes are taught by certified instructors around the country. Click here to learn more about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Customized classes can be taught on location and are customized to meet your specific needs.