Since the start, natural gas vehicles have maintained an impressive safety record—in large part due to stringent industry codes and standards that have governed use of the fuel. Compressed natural gas (CNG) codes deal not only with the vehicles, but also with the design and use of vehicle maintenance facilities. All CNG-related codes are periodically re-evaluated, tested, and clarified to continue that legacy of safety.
Though industry information regarding CNG vehicle maintenance facility safety requirements exists, it has been difficult for fleets to locate and decipher. To combat this the U.S. Department of Energy’s Technology Integration program published a 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 protection.
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