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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:
What Is Included
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.
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.