NAFTC Curriculum Manuals Catalogue

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles: Fuel System Inspector

Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-12-4

Page: 174

DESCRIPTION: learn how to safely inspect CNG components to NFPA 52 code, provides information to help pass the CSA Fuel System Inspector exam, and teaches participants to recognize unsafe vehicles. Participants will gain an understanding of regulations needed to inspect CNG components on a conversion, learn what documents to study to be compliant with local and national laws. Understanding the different types of issues that can occur in regards to pressure relief devices. It is best to take this course after taking the Light-Duty Natural Gas or Heavy-Duty Natural Gas training. Participants who have taken this training have an excellent record of passing the CSA exam. Today there are more than 15.2 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in use. These vehicles use CNG cylinders, which along with system components, require periodic inspection, creating a demand for certified inspectors. Current standards require visual inspection once every three years or 36,000 miles over the life of the container. Good shop practice recommends a more frequent general inspection. The inspector needs to know what to look for, how to visually inspect, and how to determine whether the cylinder is safe.

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