On September 16, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Director Bill Davis spoke about propane as a vehicle fuel at the West Virginia Propane Gas Association annual meeting.

This year’s meeting focused primarily on propane safety and was specifically designed to aid owners, managers, and sales and operations personnel from West Virginia companies that deal with propane.

In addition to safety issues, the attendees discussed ways to increase propane autogas market share in the energy industry.

“The WV Propane Gas organization is working with fleets to expand the use of propane autogas in West Virginia, and they are always looking for more resources about propane vehicle technologies so they can promote the benefits of propane vehicle use,” said Davis.

As part of his presentation, Davis discussed the NAFTC Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training curriculum for automotive technicians which is currently undergoing a massive revision to include new developments in the propane vehicle industry. This course, once complete, will include information on propane history and properties, as well as propane autogas vehicle technology, components, and systems.

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“The updated NAFTC Propane Vehicle Technician Training will train technicians in on how to maintain and repair these vehicles. There are many factors that would contribute to increased propane autogas vehicle use, and automotive technicians who are certified to work on these vehicles is a big part of the equation,” he concluded.

Davis also discussed the curriculum design process the NAFTC used to develop the training and the steps taken to ensure the included information is current and complete. The new Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training will be available in early 2016.

For more information about upcoming NAFTC training such as the Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training, visit the NAFTC Training Schedule.

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