The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program has published a new first-of-its-kind guidance document, the Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modifications Handbook, which covers all aspects of indoor CNG vehicle maintenance facility considerations.
This document was funded under the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Technical Assistance program and produced along with a CNG fuel tank safety initiative, which aims to help fleets understand safe handling and use practices for working with CNG.
The natural gas industry has an impressive safety record, in large part due to the stringent industry codes and standards. Compressed natural gas codes deal not only with the vehicles themselves, but also with the design and use of vehicle maintenance facilities. Industry information about these maintenance facility safety requirements exists, but until now it has been difficult for fleets to find or fully understand.
To learn more, register for the upcoming Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modifications webinar on Thursday, December 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. MST. The webinar will cover topics included in the Handbook and how you might put this guidance to use. Speakers from Sandia National Laboratories, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Gladstein, Neandross & Associates will also be available for a question and answer session. This webinar will be important for stakeholders and facility managers that might currently have CNG vehicles or may be looking to purchase CNG vehicles in the future.