Tech Talks

These 60-minute, web-based training workshops focus on specific NGV and fueling safety and maintenance issues. Each Tech Talk will include a presentation by one or more of NGVi’s trainers, technical tips, and real-life examples, followed by a question-and-answer session.

DATE/TIME
TECH TALKS & PRESENTERS
September 7, 2017
11:30 a.m. PT

Reducing Downtime: Understanding and Managing Spark Plugs and Coils in CNG Vehicles

Natural gas is harder to ignite in both light-duty and heavy-duty engines, and this puts a lot of stress on secondary ignition components. If the right spark plugs are not used, or spark plugs are not properly gapped, they can fail early—and when this happens, coils, extensions and/or wires also have to be replaced—adding significantly to maintenance costs for CNG vehicles.  In this Tech Talk, NGVi’s expert trainers Gordon Larsen and Bill Marchetti will discuss the factors affecting plugs and coils and specific strategies to maximize their life. 

Presenters:

Gordon Larsen

Bill Marchetti


 

Moderator:
Annalloyd Thomason


$69 by 8/24, $99 after 8/24

REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 4

September 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. PT
Required by Code: The CNG Fueling Station Maintenance Plan

Recent changes to CNG fueling station codes and standards require that every CNG fueling station have a written Maintenance Plan.  Every Maintenance Plan should have standard content, including component manufacturer maintenance and repair guidelines, testing and recertification frequency, diagnostic information and more.  In this Tech Talk, NGVi’s co-founder and CNG fueling station expert Leo Thomason will describe the code requirements for a Maintenance Plan, as well as detail the Maintenance Plan content, who should be accountable for the plan and how to keep it up to date.

Presenter:

Leo Thomason

 

Moderator:
Annalloyd Thomason


$69 by 8/31, $99 after 8/31

REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 11

November 2, 2017
11:30 a.m. PT

How to Minimize Costly Oil Carryover Fallout for Cummins Engines

Oil carryover from CNG fueling stations continues to be an industry problem, even for newer stations that either do not have the correct equipment or may not be properly maintained. Oil carryover in the CNG fuel stream creates costly problems for Cummins heavy-duty natural gas engines that traditional diesel technicians are not experienced with diagnosing or preventing.  Oil carryover problems include contamination of sensors, regulators, filters, and catalytic converters, in addition to major engine component failures—all of which can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars.  In this Tech Talk, NGVi’s expert trainers Gordon Larsen and Bill Marchetti will discuss how to identify oil carryover problems in Cummins engines, and will present maintenance and diagnostic strategies to prevent damaging effects on engines.

Presenters:

Gordon Larsen

Bill Marchetti


 

Moderator:
Annalloyd Thomason


$69 by 10/19, $99 after 10/19

REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 30



 



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Our services address the full range of natural gas vehicle and fueling issues, including:

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