Essentials of CNG Station Operation and Maintenance
For Owners, Managers, Third-Party Providers and Technicians

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CNG fueling stations are complex systems. Because CNG stations provide extremely high-pressure fuel, NFPA 52, the primary CNG fueling station design, operation and maintenance code, requires a written maintenance plan for every existing and new station. Station owners, maintenance technicians and third-party providers must understand and implement required maintenance practices to ensure safety of everyone who enters the station. In addition, they must be able to ensure station reliability and protect the financial investment.

Essentials of CNG Station Operation and Maintenance is a two-day course that teaches owners, managers, third-party providers and maintenance technicians the maintenance requirements and practices for each component. It teaches how to develop and implement the required maintenance plan, and how to meet all regulatory requirements. It also covers the practical how-to’s of preventative maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting, record keeping, conducting a safety evaluation and more.

For CNG fueling stations owners, operators and third-party maintenance contractors, the Essentials course provides the knowledge necessary to design and implement a successful maintenance plan that ensures the highest level of equipment and system reliability and fuel quality required by today’s NGV operators.

This course includes a 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


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Who Should Attend:

  • CNG fueling station maintenance technicians
  • Fleet managers/supervisors responsible for CNG stations
  • Fleet management procedures specialists
  • CNG fueling station owners who contract maintenance to a third party


Course Objectives:

  • List and describe the physical properties and health hazards of natural gas
  • Describe the causes and effects of gas quality in a CNG fueling station
  • Understand the reasons for and components of the CNG Fueling Station Operation & Maintenance Plan
  • List the most frequently needed spare parts for maintaining a CNG fueling station
  • List the most common specifications required in a third-party CNG Fueling Station Maintenance Contract
  • Describe the necessity for an Emergency Fueling Plan
  • Be familiar with the most common CNG fueling station trouble shooting techniques
  • Describe the major CNG fueling station components and maintenance practices for each
  • Describe federal safety regulations for CNG fueling stations
  • Describe the general safety issues associated with CNG fueling stations and how to mitigate risk with each
  • List safety procedures and precautions required when maintaining CNG fueling stations
  • Understand the key components of and how to conduct a CNG fueling facility safety evaluation
  • Understand the waste tracking requirements for a CNG fueling station, including Hazardous Waste
  • Understand the elements of a HAZOP plan as they relate to a CNG fueling station

Course Outline:

Module 1:

Introduction to Compressed Natural Gas

Module 2:

Health Hazards of Natural Gas

Module 3:

Gas Quality

Module 4:

The Operation and Maintenance Plan

Module 5:

Major Fueling Station Components and Maintenance Practices

Module 6:

Safety Procedures and Guidelines

Module 7:

NGV Facility Safety

Module 8:


Module 9: Waste Tracking and Disposal
Module 10: Tube Fitting Installation


Upcoming Training

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

August 21, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

August 22-23, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

September 11, 2018
Boothwyn, PA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

September 12-13, 2018
Boothwyn, PA

Essentials of CNG Station Planning,
Design and Construction

September 24-25, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Essentials of CNG Station
Operation and Maintenance

September 26-27, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Level 1: NGV Essentials
and Safety Practices

October 2, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Level 2: CNG Fuel System
Inspector Training

October 3-4, 2018
Sacramento, CA


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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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