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Use of Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Motor Fuel

Tim Laughlin, P.E.

Course Outline

The author has attempted to explain and suggest engineering recommendations for the regulated use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as they pertain to the use for alternative motor fuels.  CNG and LPG usage is on the upswing because of Federal and State tax incentives and with higher prices of conventional petroleum motor fuels.

Fire Codes (NFPA or IFC) should also be included for the proper installation of bulk storage systems and federal regulations concerning environmental compliance of CNG & LPG.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for agricultural, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, and petroleum engineers.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendee of this course will be able to understand the basics of the increasing use of Gaseous Fuels for the motoring public.

Course Content

In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following course content in PDF format:

Use of Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Motor Fuel

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Course Summary

This course only offers a brief outline of the Federal and State regulatory requirements on the use and installation of Gaseous Fuels for motor fuels.  CNG & LPG pros and cons, and tax incentives. .  We strongly suggest that you contact a qualified engineering consulting firm or petroleum equipment contractor for details on the state laws in the event you plan to install a new Biofuels installation.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.