Training - Onsite
CNG Cylinder and Fuel System Inspector Training
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Inspecting Compressed Natural Gas containers is an important component of ensuring safety and fuel system integrity. Focused on safety, this introductory course offers fleet managers an easy and affordable resource to get their technicians prepared for their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Cylinder and Fuel System Inspector Certification.
Participants will gain the necessary skills and knowledge for the most important elements of an inspection in preparation for their exam and offers insight into requirements of the ANSI-accredited Personnel Certification Program, the CSA Group Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Cylinder and Fuel System Inspector Certification.
Upon successful completion of this course Fleet Managers and Service Mechanics will be able to:
- Analyze the vehicle's history
- Identify potential gas safety hazards
- Demonstrate appropriate cleaning and handling methods
- Identify the appropriate inspection form and checklist that should be used during the inspection process
- Describe the consequences of various defect levels to both technical and non-technical customers
- Demonstrate the appropriate pressure relief inspection process
- Identify the appropriate sources for both repair and replacement
- Demonstrate the appropriate defueling process
- Service, Maintenance, Safety & Fleet Personnel: Technicians, Mechanics, Maintenance managers, Fleet managers/supervisors and Fleet operators.
- Transportation services [Including but not limited to Bus transportation services (Transit, charter, intercity & rural & school buses)]
- Government / Municipal
- Fuel distributors
- Solid waste services & Recycling (Refuse)
- Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services
- Automotive Parts manufacturing
- Airport Operations
What Is Included
- Participant Guide including course activities and appropriate handouts
Why Get Your Training from CSA Group?
CSA Group has developed an ANSI-accredited Personnel Certification program and develops and publishes industry-accepted CNG standards. The ANSI accreditation demonstrates the rigor and effort that went into developing the best possible program. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or ANSI - an objective, third party organization has assessed that the CSA Group Program meets internationally-set criteria for the development and operation of a personnel certification program. Our program was developed with the efforts of many industry experts, manufacturer representatives, cylinder inspectors, supervisors and educators over the course of two-years. We've worked closely with inspectors to identify and prioritize the most important components of an inspection and exam items were developed with input from more subject matter experts. Each question is linked to a specific job task and has been vetted by a group of technical experts for accuracy.
- Cylinder Development, Background and History
- Understanding CNG System Components
- Definitions and Terminology
- CNG Cylinder Standards
- Cylinder Types
- Cylinder Manufacturing Methods
- Properties of Construction
- Labeling Information
- Installation and Handling
- NFPA-52 Requirements
- Cylinder Shielding
- Inspection Procedures
- Sensitivity of Cylinder Types to Operating Conditions
- Identifying Applicable Cylinder Standards
- Guidelines for determining Inspection Requirements
- General Visual Inspection
- Detailed Visual Inspection
- Damage Identification
- Types of Cylinder Damage
- Surface Corrosion
- Fatigue Cracking
- Abrasion Damage
- Impact Damage
- Fire or Heat Damage
- Examination Lab (in and out of vehicles)
- Pressure Relief Devices
- Alternatives to Visual Inspection
- In-situ acoustic emissions testing
- On-Board Monitors
- Nondestructive and Ultrasonic testing
- Eddy Current and Radiographic testing
- Proper Venting of cylinders
- Venting Equipment
- Emergency Defueling Procedures
- Scheduled Defueling Procedures
- Current Topics
- Review (Questions and Answers)
William (Bill) McGlinchey
Mr. McGlinchey has over thirty years of technical automotive experience, the last twenty dedicated to alternative fuels. His work has focused on training, teaching, and most recently, alternative fuels curriculum development, and project management.
His background has been primarily in aftermarket conversions and in that capacity he served on the American Gas Association’s original NGV-3 task force to establish automotive conversion system standards and, more recently, the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition’s NGV-2 Taskforce on cylinder inspection certification. He also serves with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to help develop alternative fuel technician and training program certification (F-1).
- CNG Fuel Inspector Resource Package
- Workshop attendees are strongly advised to bring a copy of NFPA-52 and CGA C-6.4 to their scheduled session, as it will be frequently referenced.