NGVi Launches Industry’s First CNG Fuel System Inspector Training E-Learning
Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), the leading provider of technical training for the CNG and LNG industry, unveiled CNG Fuel System Inspector Training as an e-learning option last month. This much- anticipated course is a complete and interactive version of NGVi’s instructor-led training, available on- demand.
The new e-learning course provides technicians the most accessible and convenient means to obtain all of the information and skills necessary to conduct thorough CNG fuel system inspections, adhering to all applicable codes, standards, and industry best practices. It also helps prepare technicians for the CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Exam, which allows them to become NGVi-certified CNG Fuel System Inspectors.
“NGVi’s dedication to making high-quality training conveniently accessible for users has set the training standard for the industry, and we are pleased to offer the exact same level of quality in our new e-learning course that is found in our instructor-led training,” said Annalloyd Thomason, co-founder and General Manager of NGVi.
“Offering CNG Fuel System Inspector training in both e-learning and instructor-led formats gives fleet and dealer service managers maximum flexibility to get the training they need for their technicians. For managers with smaller numbers of technicians to train, it saves travel time and costs associated with sending technicians to a public training class, and allows learners to break up training according to their work schedule. For managers who need to train larger groups, it eliminates the downtime hardships of trying to schedule group training without disabling an entire shop for two days,” noted Thomason.
While CNG cylinder inspections are required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 304, NGV industry best practices were amended in 2008 to include an inspection of the entire CNG fuel system. Technicians who perform these inspections play a critical role in ensuring CNG fleet safety. They must be trained and qualified to perform the inspections, which includes both knowledge of components and codes and standards, as well as the skills to interpret those standards and apply them in the CNG fuel system inspection process.
“CNG fuel system inspections are designed to assess the condition of every component of the system, including cylinders,” said Leo Thomason, Executive Director of NGVi. “Since these inspections are very specific and complex, they require a high level of knowledge and skill. I cannot stress enough how important it is for CNG fuel system inspectors to be fully prepared to perform their tasks so that unnecessary safety risks are avoided and lives are not jeopardized,” he added. “Our new CNG Fuel System Inspector Training E-Learning covers everything technicians need to know to achieve this level of competency.”
Upon completion of this course, students will be also prepared to take the NGVi CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification Exam, which can be taken online via an electronically-proctored and scheduled at a time convenient for the participant.
Details about this training are available on the NGVi website at https://www.ngvi.com/course/vehicle-training-level-2-cng-fuel-system-inspector-training/
About NGVi: Established in 1989, NGVi has worked with hundreds of companies and government agencies throughout the U.S. and worldwide to help successfully integrate natural gas into their transportation mix. NGVi’s clients span a vast number of refuse companies, transit fleets, truck operators, commercial fleets, government fleets, school bus fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fleet leasing companies and NGV industry members.