CSA Group

Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI)


Credential: Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI)
Credentialing Agency: CSA Group

Renewal Period: 5 years

The CSA Group, Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI) is an entry level certification that validates a professional's proficiency in inspecting compressed natural gas vehicle fuel systems, identifying and documenting defects, and the safely handling and cleaning fuel system components. The certification complies with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 standard for personnel certification programs. Candidates must successfully pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

CSA Group

8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, OH  44131

Phone: (800) 463-6727

Fax: (416) 747-2510
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Training REQUIREMENTS

It is recommended that the candidate participate in instructor-led training course in:

  • Practical performance & theory and/or knowledge of industry codes & standards
  • Government regulation & industry practices and/or cylinder manufacturer product-specific training and/or on-the-job training

Written Exam

  • Preparation for Inspection (13%)
    • Assess Vehicle History
    • Identify potential high-pressure gas safety hazards
    • Employ proper cleaning and handling methods to prevent damage to the fuel system
    • Given a scenario, identify the appropriate sequence of inspection steps
    • Demonstrate a familiarity with natural gas and its characteristics
  • Determine Inspection Requirements (9%)
    • Identify the cylinder manufacturer and the standard under which the cylinder was manufactured by looking at the label or serial number
    • Select the proper inspection standard and/or the manufacturer’s inspection recommendations based on the label
    • Determine which NFPA 52 requirements apply to the vehicle being inspected
    • Verify that the cylinder inspection documents are appropriate to the vehicle being inspected
    • Know the sources of additional inspection information and explain where to find them
  • Pressure Relief Device (PRD) Inspection (7%)
    • Given a scenario, inspect PRD piping for damage, obstructions, restrictions and verify that it is properly sealed to prevent foreign material from entering
    • Identify visible damage and assess serviceability of PRDs and verify that installed PRD has not been recalled
    • Recognize if the PRD vent line is properly routed, supported and adequate for venting pressure
    • Identify PRD damage or high-pressure PRD line damage that would require immediate cylinder defueling
  • Physical Inspection of Brackets & High-Pressure Components (18%)
    • Identify missing components or damage to guards and covers that could affect cylinder or system integrity
    • Assess the condition of CNG cylinder mounting systems
    • Identify CNG fuel system components and describe their functions
    • Recognize system defects that would require a partial or full system defueling
    • Verify that the CNG fuel system is free of natural gas leaks
  • Physical Assessment of Cylinder (38%)
    • Classify the type of cylinder damage, assess the level of cylinder damage, and then determine the appropriate action
    • List the cylinder label information
    • Recognize Level II or Level III damage that requires defueling for safety measures
    • Select the proper measuring tool to assess the level of cylinder damage
    • Determine when you need to consult the cylinder manufacturer to determine the level of damage
    • Demonstrate familiarity with the concept of pressures and temperature relationships as applied to cylinder operating requirements
    • Given a scenario, recognize the different types of CNG cylinder materials and construction
  • Original CNG Fuel System Installation (10%)
    • Determine that cylinders, brackets, components, and shielding are installed to prevent damage and safety hazards
    • Verify that the pressure ratings of the cylinder and all other labeled system components are equal to or greater than the vehicle pressure rating
    • Verify the existence, location and operation of shut off valves as per NFPA 52 or the manufacturer’s specifications
    • Verify all required labels are installed and legible
  • Inspection Reporting (5%)
    • Know how and when to fill out all areas of applicable inspection forms
    • Given an inspection scenario, explain which actions you recommend

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the CSA Group testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To recertify, certification holders must successfully complete the CNG-FSI certification exam.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

Additional considerations for the Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector (CNG-FSI) include:

  • At a minimum, candidate must be able to conduct a visual inspection of CNG cylinders and fuel systems to ensure their current level of safety and serviceability, as well as:

    • Discriminate between level 1, 2, 3 damage
    • Identify the four different types of cylinders
    • Accurately complete an inspection form
    • Identify fuel system components
    • Obtain and evaluate the vehicle history to identify possible hazards
    • Follow manufacturers' recommended requirements
    • Demonstrate familiarity with appropriate government and industry codes & standards
    • Understand concepts and safety considerations when working with CNG
    • Know when to dispose of a condemned CNG cylinder

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