CNG’s Proven Safety

  • Natural gas is lighter than air and unlike diesel or gasoline, will dissipate into the air in case of a leak.
  • Natural gas is odorless, colorless and tasteless in its native state. Mercaptan is added to the gas so it is easily detectable.
  • The fuel is less likely to ignite on hot surfaces because of its high ignition temperature of 1163 degrees Fahrenheit and narrow range of flammability of 5 – 15% gas in air.

CNG Safety_Flash point table

Facility Safety

The U.S. Department of Energy have provided a review of all aspects of indoor compressed natural gas vehicle maintenance facility protection, including the initial assessment of the facility, code compliance requirements, and specific design criteria.

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modification Handbook

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