CLEAN AIR PROGRAM: COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS SAFETY IN TRANSIT OPERATIONS
This report examines the safety issues relating to the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in transit service. The safety issues were determined by on-site surveys performed by Battelle of Columbus, Ohio and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, Virginia of seven transit agencies using CNG. The survey consisted of: 1) extensive interviews; 2) review of records, procedures, and plans relating to safety; 3) examination of facilities and equipment; 4) observation of operations including fueling, maintenance, morning start-up, and revenue service; and 5) measurements of methane concentrations in the air where buses are being fueled or stored. Interviews included all job categories associated with management, operations, safety, maintenance, acquisition, and support.
- Prepared in cooperation with Battelle, Columbus, OH, Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA, and Gannett Fleming, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1994-9-14
- Pagination: 148 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Compressed natural gas; Exhaust gases; Safety factors
- Old TRIS Terms: Clean air program
- Subject Areas: Highways; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00726761
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FTA-95-9,, FTA-MA-90-7007-95-2
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 19 1996 12:00AM