PEI unveils new CNG fueling station design, construction course

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Updated Oct 4, 2012

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The Petroleum Equipment Institute announced the availability of a new online CNG Fueling Station Design and Construction course designed for companies interested in designing and building natural gas fueling stations, equipment providers, oil marketers and those involved in permitting CNG stations.

The course was produced in association with the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute and originally was presented live to sold-out crowds in Las Vegas, Chicago and Baltimore. The online course includes a total run time of more than 12 hours of streaming video, divided into 12 modules.

Purchasers may view the videos at their pace and at their convenience as often as they would like for three full weeks after purchase. Participants also will be able to download, print and keep a course manual with summaries, schematics, forms and other information.

During the course, online participants will learn:
• 12 questions to ask as they begin to size a natural gas fueling station;
• The most common station configurations and subsystems;
• Keys to developing the right equipment specifications;
• The essence of workable construction specifications;
• Characteristics of qualified contractors;
• Necessary permits and how to secure them;
• Piping and instrument diagrams and plot plans; and
• Safety procedures and guidelines and how the plan should address them.

The instructor for the course is Leo Thomason, president and co-founder of NGVi, a provider of education, training and technical consulting on natural gas vehicles and fueling technologies. Thomason, who has more than 25 years of direct natural gas vehicle and fueling infrastructure development experience, has trained more than 15,500 students in the United States and worldwide; he is also a CSA-certified CNG fuel system inspector. The online course is $495. For more information about purchasing the course, or for a video preview, visit