CNG Transit Vehicle Safety Training SC-CG-4111-X

CNG Transit Vehicle Safety Training

Prerequisites: There is no requirement for formal training to become a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector. Candidates can obtain experience and knowledge to take the exam through:

  • Participation in an instructor-led training course consisting of practical performance and academics and/ or:
  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards, government regulation and industry practices and/ or:
  • Cylinder manufacturer training specific to the manufacturer’s product and/or:
  • On the job training

Course Description: The CNG Fuel System Inspector certification tests each candidate’s knowledge to ensure the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills of the CNG fuel system inspector known as the minimally qualified candidate (MQC) defined as follows and can perform CNG fuel system inspector activities without assistance, including:

  • A qualified inspector will inspect for and document damage or other problems and recommend proper action to assure fuel system safety.
  • Knowledge of the types of containers used in CNG Vehicle Fuel Systems and damage allowances for each type
  • Understanding of inspection requirements, tests and procedures
  • The container manufacturer’s current inspection guidelines readily available

Course Benefits: The CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification was developed to meet the needs of fleets of all sizes that use safe, cleaner-burning natural gas to power their vehicles. CNG cylinders and fuel systems must be visually inspected for external damage and deterioration after a motor vehicle fire or accident and at least every 36 months or 36,000 miles, or at the time of any reinstallation.

The inspection is to be performed by a qualified inspector in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and the inspection procedures provided in Compressed Gas Association (CGA) pamphlet C-6.4. A CNG Vehicle Fuel System inspector inspects containers, valves, PRDs and other fuel system components, applying appropriate knowledge and skill to assure the safety of compressed natural gas powered vehicles. CSA Group’s CNG Vehicle Fuel System Inspector program addresses the need to ensure the competency of the persons conducting periodic, visual inspections of CNG fuel systems including cylinders used for on-vehicle fuel storage.

CSA Group’s CNG Fuel System inspector certification is designed to certify that an individual will have demonstrated proficiency in inspecting compressed natural gas vehicle fuel systems, identifying and documenting defects, and the safe handling and cleaning of fuel system components, enabling them to perform assigned tasks safely, and possesses the body of knowledge recommended by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (49CFR571.304) and the “NGV2 Standard for CNG Cylinder Containers.”CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification offers consistent assessment of an individual’s proficiency in the area of CNG fuel system inspection and provides formal recognition of an inspector’s knowledge and understanding.

The program helps to reinforce the need for candidates to be adequately trained and then tested to levels of competence set by a committee of acknowledged experts. Procedures are also in place to periodically re-assess certified inspectors to ensure they remain up to date on technical developments and industry changes.

Vehicle owners also benefit because the program develops a pool of certified inspectors from whom they can confidently obtain the recommended system inspections.

Number of Hours/Days: 16 hours over 2 days

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0

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