Natural Gas and Propane Training


Course Title:   Operator Introduction to Natural Gas Vehicles

Description: Safety is the most critical training need for NGV drivers and mechanics because of their daily contact with the fuel delivery system, storage and fueling equipment.  This half-day course trains drivers and fleet personnel how to safely drive, fuel and maintain today’s natural gas vehicles.  Drivers will receive detailed training on the safe operation of dispensing equipment and safety systems located at the fueling station and on vehicles.  Operators receive in-depth instruction regarding safe practices, fire safety systems located at the maintenance facility, the fueling station and on NGVs, as well as safe operation of natural gas dispensing equipment.


 Course Title:    CNG Fuel System Inspection

Description:  This day and a half course is designed to train students in the proper procedures to visually inspect CNG fuel systems from high pressure cylinders through the 1st stage regulator.  It covers cylinder identification, installation, General and Detailed Visual Inspections, proper venting (de-fueling), disposal and documentation.  It is intended to raise the reliability of the industry and confidence of the general public in the safe handling and maintenance of high pressure natural gas storage systems.  Upon completion students should be prepared to take the CSA certification exam.


Course Title:    NGV System Integration and Conversion for Technicians       

Description:  This three day course is designed to train students in the theory and operation of Natural Gas Vehicles and the integration of natural gas fuel systems to existing gasoline or diesel platforms.  It will provide detailed technical, component level, information and background to automotive engineers, technicians and service providers.  It is intended to prepare students to take the ASE F-1 CNG Certification test.  Emphasis is placed on safety concerns and the environmental impact of switching to an alternative fuel. The course is not intended to replace manufacturer specific training nor does it present itself as authorized factory representatives.


Course Title:   CNG 101

Description: If you are new to natural gas vehicles, need to understand the technology and want to avoid mistakes made by others in the past; this course is a must for you. In just a half day, you will understand natural gas vehicles and fueling and how they can be successfully incorporated into your fleet.   This course in natural gas vehicles and fueling covers all the need-to-know information. You will learn about using natural gas as a transportation fuel, how it differs from liquid fuels and how managing a natural gas powered fleet is unique. You will learn information about the specific models of OEM vehicles available in the fleet today.

Course Title:   Operator Introduction to Propane (LPG) AutoGas Vehicles

Description: Safety is the most critical training need for AutoGas drivers and mechanics because of their daily contact with the fuel delivery system, storage and fueling equipment.  This half-day course trains drivers and fleet personnel how to safely drive, fuel and maintain today’s AutoGas vehicles.  Drivers will receive detailed training on the safe operation of dispensing equipment and safety systems located at the fueling station and on vehicles.  Operators receive in-depth instruction regarding safe practices, fire safety systems located at the maintenance facility, the fueling station and on AutoGas powered vehicles, as well as safe operation of AutoGas dispensing equipment.  Where applicable, drivers will explained vehicle operation requirements which may be specific to the vehicles in use in their fleet.


(NOTE:  Currently, there are no nationally recognized AutoGas Fuel System Inspection requirements.)


Course Title:    AutoGas Fuel System Integration and Conversion for Technicians       

Description:  This three day course is designed to train students in the theory and operation of AutoGas Vehicles and the integration of AutoGas fuel systems to existing gasoline or diesel platforms.  It will provide detailed technical, component level, information and background to automotive engineers, technicians and service providers.  Emphasis is placed on safety concerns and the environmental impact of switching to an alternative fuel.   Additional emphasis is placed on nationally recognized codes and standards to ensure a safe and code compliant conversion.  The course is not intended to replace manufacturer specific training nor does it present itself as authorized factory representatives.  ASE does not currently have a separate certification program for AutoGas fuel system installers.


Course Title:   AutoGas 101

Description: If you are new to AutoGas vehicles, and need to understand the technology and want to avoid mistakes made by others in the past; this course is a must for you. In just a half day, you will understand AutoGas vehicles and fueling and how they can be successfully incorporated into your fleet.   This course in AutoGas vehicles and fueling covers all the need-to-know information. You will learn about using AutoGas as a transportation fuel,  how it differs from other alternative fuels and how managing a AutoGas powered fleet presents challenges and rewards. You will learn information about the specific models of OEM vehicles available in the fleet today.

 


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