This course provides a prequalified technicians and mechanics with the training in the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Container and the knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the Fuel System Inspector Certification.
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.
At the end of this course learners will be able to:
What Is Included
Why Get Your Training from CSA Group?
CSA Group has developed a program to train and certify personnel for the visual inspection of CNG cylinders and fuel systems. The certification complies with ISO/IEC 17024:2012, the internationally established standard for the development and operation of personnel certification programs. CSA Group program was developed and is maintained with the efforts of industry experts, manufacturer representatives, cylinder inspectors, supervisors, regulators and educators. We've worked closely with these experts to identify and prioritize the most important aspects of inspection and safety.
Jim Rike is known throughout the industry for his vast knowledge and understanding of natural gas. Rike began his career immediately following his vocational education as a heavy duty wreck mechanic and eventually went on to manage a heavy duty equipment installation facility. In 2010 Rike and his team ventured into alternative fuels, bringing 19 snow and ice CNG units to market. Rike’s focus quickly shifted to the Natural Gas Vehicle industry, and in an effort to bring new innovation, he sought out a partnership with Trilogy Engineered Solutions. Rike’s team installed over 400 CNG units nationwide from 2012 to 2013. Through this experience Rike realized the value of adequate training and partnered with AFV International to develop and provide CSA/CNG fuel system inspector certification training for Kenworth Truck Company’s dealer network. In 2015, Rike joined Worthington Industries Alternative Fuels and was instrumental in their acquisition of Trilogy Engineered Solutions. During his 4-year stint with Worthington Industries, Rike expanded his knowledge and understanding of CNG through product design and development. In 2019, he parted ways with Worthington Industries and started Rikeology LLC, focusing primarily on natural gas vehicle parts sales and training. Rike also partnered with AFV International as a training instructor and the Director of Business Development, and eventually developed a successful virtual training program. Rike’s passion for the CNG industry and his desire to share his vast knowledge are displayed through his success as a trainer.