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

  • Describe the properties and characteristics of natural gas
  • Identify the major fueling station equipment, their purpose and how to properly size each 
  • Identify all codes, standards and regulations that apply to fueling station sizing, design, permitting and construction
  • Identify and understand the three commonly used ways to fuel CNG-powered NGVs and when to apply each
  • Be able to prepare a CNG fueling station bid specification
  • Be knowledgeable about how to size, design and construct a CNG fueling station

Course Outline

Module 1 Introduction
Module 2 NGV Industry Terminology
Module 3 Course Overview
Module 4 Introduction to Compressed Natural Gas
Module 5 Codes, Standards and Regulations Relating to CNG Fueling Stations
Module 6 CNG Fueling Station Equipment
Module 7 Planning a CNG Facility: Station Sizing and Budgeting
Module 8 Case Studies
Module 9 Detailed Station Design
Module 10 Permitting
Module 11 Construction
Module 12 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.