Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training course rundown

October 21, 2016 By    

The Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training course that the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) developed is available in a three-day form that has taken place six times at six different sites thus far in 2016.

The three-day courses are designed to handle a maximum of 25 students, according to Stuart Flatow, vice president of safety and training at the Propane Education & Research Council. To date, the course has drawn close to that threshold each time, Flatow says.

So what exactly do students do over the course of three days? Micheal Smyth, assistant director of training and curriculum development at NAFTC, breaks down the autogas course like this:

■ Day 1 (morning): Classroom presentation and videos on propane properties, flammability, safety and autogas vehicle components
■ Day 1 (afternoon): Hands-on shop activity involving the research and assembly of a poster autogas conversion utilizing a printout of an autogas vehicle upfitter’s installation manual
■ Day 2 (morning): Activity involving research of aspects of another upfitter’s installation manual on iPads and preparation for a classroom presentation on each group’s segment of the installation
■ Day 2 (afternoon): Examination of three different autogas conversion kits, their components and installation manuals and an examination of assorted completed autogas vehicles to see the conversion kits and components in use
■ Day 3: Presentation by an autogas industry expert on a complete autogas fuel system, including components, installation and troubleshooting

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