This three-day course helps participants learn how the electronics for CNG conversion systems communicate with the OEM PCM, pre- and post- installation setup and gain an understanding of both dedicated and bi-fuel system CNG components and all safety issues related to the fuel systems.

The number of vehicles powered by natural gas is growing every year. Mandates such as the Federal Energy Policy Act require most large fleets to include alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in ever-growing numbers. In addition, many consumers have chosen to buy and drive light-duty or passenger vehicles powered by compressed natural gas.


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Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-13-4
  • 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 designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Secondary Education
  • Post- Secondary Education


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

  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to common emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision.
  • List the major policies and regulations pertaining to the installation, operation, and inspection of gaseous fuel vehicles.
  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in describing, measuring, and handling natural gas.
  • State the chemical and physical properties of methane (natural gas).
  • Describe OTTO and diesel cycle engines and explain how combustion differs from engines powered by a gaseous fuel.
  • Calculate the correct air-fuel ratio to achieve best power, lowest emissions, and greatest fuel economy.
  • Describe the components of a natural gas fuel system and explain how each operates.
  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it.
  • Describe basic diagnostic techniques, the use of the diagnostic scan tool (DST), and the meanings of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).

 

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction alternative fuels
    • Light-duty CNG pressure and storage systems, including LNG as it relates to fueling stations
  • Day Three
    • CNG conversion systems including intake manifold modification to accommodate CNG injectors
    • Injector wiring and conversion software setup testing
  • Day Two
    • Electronic engine control featuring dedicated and bi-fuel vehicles
    • CNG components, safety and testing

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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.