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.
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.