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Document ID (ISN)107937
CIS number 08-430
ISBN(s) 978-2-7389-1457-6
Year 2007
Convention or series no. INRS ED 6003
Author(s) Mouthon M., Werlé R., Petit J.M.
Title Vehicles powered by natural gas - Working safely
Original title Véhicules fonctionnant au gaz naturel - Intervenir en sécurité [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Apr. 2007. 35p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: EUR 6.10. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access$FILE/ed6003.pdf [in French]
Abstract Given the current concerns with respect to environmental protection and energy conservation, the European Union estimates that by 2020, alternative energies will represent 20% of automotive fuel consumption, of which compressed natural gas (CNG) will account for half. Persons working on such vehicles in garages, repair and maintenance workshops, and automobile recycling units will need to take the characteristics CNG vehicles into account and follow a number of specific safety rules. After an introduction on the basic properties of CNG, this guide goes on to present the main precautions and recommendations to be adopted for safe work on CNG vehicles.
Descriptors (primary) compressed gases; natural gas; explosion hazards; road vehicles; France
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance and repair; service stations and repair shops; safety guides; safe working methods; vehicle repair and servicing
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Road transportation
Compressed gases and pressure vessels