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CSA Group Publishes New Online Training for Disposing of CNG Containers

CSA Group is pleased to announce a new no-cost online training course: Best practice for defueling, decommissioning, and disposal of compressed natural gas vehicle fuel containers. This highly interactive online training complements the new edition of the SPE 2.1.1 standard –  which addresses how to defuel and decommission containers and handle condemned containers at their end of life. This includes guidance on purging and destroying containers to ensure that they are taken out of commission and destroyed either at the end of their life cycle or after being condemned.

“CSA Group’s commitment to publishing best-practice documents and supporting online training, such as this one, are key drivers for the safety and well-being of CNG users and the industry in general, said Victor Fe, Fleet Applications and Standards Coordinator of FortisBC Energy Inc. and Co-chair of SPE 2.1.1.

Due to a lack of condemnation procedures, damaged or expired containers are often available for sale to the public and containers that may still be pressurized arrive at landfill sites, both of which can lead to serious incidents. And since regulations currently prohibit the transport of charged containers, there is a need for widespread awareness of best practices for the safe venting and disposal of such containers.

To access CSA SPE 2.1.1 or the SPE 2.1.1 Online Training, visit CSA Group’s online store where it is available at no cost for a limited time. For information regarding participation on CSA Group’s SPE 2.1 Technical Subcommittee or other committees for natural gas vehicle components and systems, please contact Bridget Bringman, Project Manager at CSA Group at

The development of CSA SPE 2.1 Series, and supporting activities are made possible by a financial contribution from Natural Resources Canada.