Essentials of CNG Station Planning, Design and Construction

For Engineers, Fleets and Technical Sales Professionals 

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CNG fueling stations are very different from liquid fuel stations. They are more costly, must be sized to maximum peak demand, and use unique components that must be understood and properly specified. CNG stations are also easy to botch if both the customer (either owner or retailer) and the designer don’t understand the consequences of decisions made during the planning and design process.

Essentials of CNG Station Planning, Design and Construction is a two-day course designed to meet the needs of both customers and designers. It helps avoid fuel delivery failures, countless hours of correcting mistakes and tens of thousands of dollars in unnecessary expense.

For customers, the Essentials course provides the foundational knowledge to help you work with your station designer to ensure both your peak fuel demand and budgetary needs are met. For engineers, project managers and other design professionals, the Essentials course contains all the technical content you need to successfully size, design and specify a CNG fueling station that meets your customers’ needs.

This course includes a robust learning manual that can be used as a reference tool in the future.

Instructor Led


This course is available either by public enrollment or in-house training.

To learn more about the public class schedule and to register click here.

For fleets with larger numbers of technicians, NGVi brings their in-house training to your facility and can customize the training to your specific needs.

This multimedia course, accessible through an interactive Learning Management System, is available to business groups who want the convenience of learning from the comfort of their own computer.

To learn more, click here.

For a quote or more information, contact us at 800-510-6484 or

Who Should Attend:

  • Design, specifying, operation and maintenance engineers and technicians for CNG stations
  • NGV fleet operators who want to acquire or currently have on-site CNG fueling
  • Project managers for CNG fueling station construction
  • Purchasing agents involved in purchasing CNG stations/equipment
  • Equipment vendors
  • Construction companies
  • Permitting firms
  • Code officials
  • Fire marshals
Course Objectives:

  • Understand the physical properties of natural gas.
  • Become familiar with the national codes and regulations for CNG fueling stations.
  • Understand the basic components of CNG fueling stations and their functions.
  • Understand the types of CNG fueling stations and their applicability.
  • Understand the factors affecting capital costs of CNG fueling stations.
  • Understand the basic processes for sizing a CNG fueling station.
  • Understand the basic parameters of budgeting for a CNG fueling station.
  • Become familiar with the data required to develop a CNG fueling station specification.
  • Understand the components of and processes required to permit a CNG fueling station.
  • Understand the CNG fueling station construction bid package and what is included.
  • Become familiar with the basic safety systems and procedures for CNG fueling stations.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
NGV Industry Terminology
Module 2:

Introduction to Compressed Natural Gas

Module 3:

Codes and Regulations Relating to CNG Fueling Stations

Module 4:

CNG Fueling Station Equipment

Module 5:

Planning a CNG Facility (Station Sizing and Budgeting)

Module 6:
Case Studies
Module 7:

Detailed Station Design

Module 8:


Module 9:


Module 10:




Upcoming Training

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

January 30, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

January 31 - February 1, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

February 13, 2018
Dallas, TX

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

February 14-15, 2018
Dallas, TX

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

March 26, 2018
Bakersfield, CA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

March 27-28, 2018
Bakersfield, CA


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About NGVi

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is North America’s leading provider of training and consulting on natural gas as a transportation fuel.

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

Technical consulting services – Sizing and designing compressed natural gas fueling stations, vehicle assessments and technical assistance for fleets, CNG fueling station troubleshooting, natural gas vehicle maintenance facilities upgrades, liquefied natural gas fleet and fueling management.

Technical training – NGV Essentials and Safety Practices, CNG Fuel System Inspector Training, Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, Light-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, CNG Fuel System Design and Installation Training, Essentials of CNG Station Operation and Maintenance Training, Essentials of CNG Station Planning, Design and Construction Training and CNG/LNG Codes and Standards Training for Fire Marshals and Code Officials.


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