Heavy-Duty Gaseous Fuel Applications

Course Description

Available for groups only, this course teaches participants about heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. It covers both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) systems. It goes overs the design and mechanisms of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. Participants learn CNG components and how to install them, in addition to learning the difference between CNG and LNG and the process of converting a diesel vehicle to run on natural gas.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the process of converting a diesel vehicle to run on natural gas.
  • Identify CNG components and how to install them.
  • Understand he benefits of using CNG and its properties compared to gasoline, diesel, and propane.
  • Know the differences of CNG flammability rage compared to other fuels.
  • Recognize the differences between compressed and liquefied natural gas systems.
  • Detail all safety issues related to the systems.

Modules:

  • Introduction to alternative fuels
  • CNG and LNG pressure and storage systems
  • CNG conversion systems
  • Electronic engine control
    • Featuring Cummins Westport
  • How on-board storage systems work together
  • CNG components, safety and testing

For more information email Cristina Dumitrescu at cristina.dumitrescu@mail.wvu.edu or call her [icon name=”phone-volume” prefix=”fas”] (304) 293-6906


Course materials provided:

  • Participant manual: ISBN 978-1-933954-14-1
  • Each module contains:
    • Illustrations
    • Explanatory figures and tables
    • Review Questions
    • Key Terms

Course designed for:

  • Fleet managers
  • Automotive technicians
  • Code officials / Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs)
  • Construction contractors
  • Government officials / decision makers
  • Clean Cities coalitions