Essentials of CNG Station Planning, Design and Construction

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, this 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.



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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 Permitting
Module 9 Construction
Module 10 HAZOP Study


Instructional staff members of colleges, universities, private training organizations, fleets, dealers or manufacturers are not candidates for this course, but have numerous options for bringing NGVi’s training classes to their campuses or facilities. For more information, contact us at 800-510-6484.