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Good news: Propane autogas facilities don’t have special requirements beyond those for traditional facilities. However, if you’re responsible for servicing or converting propane autogas vehicles, you should become familiar with the facility design requirements that support a safe work environment. Use the videos below as a training resource for yourself and your team.
This twelve-minute video covers the design requirements and specialized safety equipment required for propane autogas conversion and repair facilities. You’ll also learn about code requirements and the involvement of your local fire marshal and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). After you’ve watched this video, you may reference specific topics using the video clips below.
Repair and Maintenance Facilities
Get a better idea of what it takes to update or build a facility for working on propane autogas vehicles. Gas or diesel facilities that are up to code will already be compliant for propane autogas work as well.
Major and Minor Facilities
Operating a facility designated as “major” or “minor” determines your code requirements for modifying an existing facility or constructing a new one. This video explains how the NFPA defines each.
Codes and Standards
While there are no additional requirements for propane autogas facilities beyond those for traditional fueled vehicles, there are important National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements you should know, all covered in this video.
Authority Having Jurisdiction
Learn who, exactly, is an AHJ and how to work with them when planning to modify or build a facility.
Get the full story on important considerations like ventilation, gas detectors, lighting, and ignition factors.
Safety and Safety Equipment
Learn more about the properties of propane and the kinds of training and equipment technicians must be familiar with to work with propane autogas vehicles.