CNG Fuel System Inspector Training

    September 07, 2016 8:00 AM to September 08, 2016 5:00 PM
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    Baton Rouge Community College
    2115 North Lobdell
    Baton Rouge , LA 70818

    CNG Fuel System Inspector Training

    Dates: 2-Day Workshop |  September 7-8, 2016 |  8AM - 5PM
    Location: Baton Rouge Community College Automotive Training Center
    Instructor: Mark C. Schmidt, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

    The City of Baton Rouge is open for business! While many areas are still strugling to recover, the BRCC Automotive Training Center was untouched by the flooding. We look forward to seeing you on September 7th!

    This two-day course helps participants learn how to safely install Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) components to NFPA 52 code, provides information to help pass the CSA Fuel System Inspector exam, and learn to recognize unsafe vehicles that are maintained in your fleet. Participants will gain an understanding of regulations needed to install CNG components on a conversion, learn what documents to study to be compliant. Understanding the different types of issues that can occur in regards to pressure relief devices. It is best to take this course after taking Light Duty Compressed Natural Gas or Heavy Duty Compressed Natural Gas trainings. Participants who have taken this training have an excellent record of passing the CSA exam.

    Why CNG?

    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.

    Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two day course will enable you to:

    • Understand theory, equipment, safety, and good work practices.
    • Develop a working knowledge of the types of cylinders and fuel system components used in CNG vehicle systems.
    • Visually inspect CNG cylinders and fuel system components for damage and deterioration.
    • Describe construction techniques and material types used in CNG cylinder manufacturing.
    • Vent and store CNG cylinders safely.
    • Recognize various failure models.
    • Safely and confidently handle CNG cylinders and fuel lines related to the system.
    • Perform required reporting procedures.
    • Become a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector by passing the CSA International standardized certification test for cylinder inspection. (CSA International is a recognized certification and standards organization). This course along with study will help prepare you for the certification exam which is available at CSA International.
    • Hands-on activities will provide participants with the opportunity to perform CNG vehicle fuels system inspections themselves on a CNG vehicle.

    Course outline:

    • Day one
      • Introduction to natural gas and natural gas vehicles
      • Natural gas vehicle fuel system components
    • Day two
      • Applicable standards for fuel storage cylinders and pressure relief devices
      • Physical assessment of CNG cylinders and pressure relief devices
      • Preparation for CSA test

    Course materials provided to the participant:

    • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-19-6
    • Includes review questions and learning activities
    • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations
    • Certificate

    Course materials provided to the instructor (only available to NAFTC members):

    • Instructor manual – 978-1-933954-31-8
      • Includes course agenda and planning notes
      • Program certificate
      • Training aids including PowerPoint presentations, flash animations, tests, and other materials
      • List of suggested hands-on training aids for shop tasks


    Mark C. Schmidt, Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) Instructor 
    National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

    As AF Instructor for the NAFTC, Mr. Schmidt’s primary roles and responsibilities include conducting training classes and workshops at the local, regional and national level; providing technical expertise in the development of curriculum for the NAFTC; providing technical assistance to the NAFTC’s 50 National Training Centers (NTCs) and assisting NTC instructors with implementing training curricula. 

    Mr. Schmidt has over 42 years of experience in the automotive industry, including over 16 years of experience in the alternative fuel vehicle industry. Prior to joining the NAFTC, Mr. Schmidt served as the Director of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle program at Ohio Technical College (OTC) and Automotive Training Coordinator at Hickok, Inc.


    Lunch sponsored by:

    Lodging Suggestions:

    Best Western Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel (Closest - but in a dicy area - not the nicest part of town)
    710 N Lobdell Boulevard Baton Rouge, La, 70806

    Baton Rouge Marriott (Nicer area)
    5500 Hilton Avenue  Baton Rouge, LA 70808 USA

    Holiday Inn Express Downtown or College Drive (new hotel)
    400 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    Any hotel in the College Drive/I-10 area or in Downtown Baton Rouge would be convenient.


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    $0.00 LCF Member: Free Registration