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  • CNG Tank Inspection Regs/Requirements

    This is the official document covering tank inspections. The most important single instance that a tank should be inspected is after an accident. Although the tanks are bulletproof (literally), you'd sleep better knowing that it had been done (and that the other guys insurance had paid for it. You got hit in the rear afterall...
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    Re: CNG Tank Inspection Regs/Requirements

    HI, Is there a more detail description of what type of accident will deem necessary to do a tank inspection ?? I have a bus that was involved in a minor side collision. (2012 MCI Bus D4500 series ) It was impacted on the right side lower battery door area, is not extensive other than to replace the door and minor repairs to the lower trailing edge of the body. Also the tanks locations are aft of the battery door about 4 feet away. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

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      Re: CNG Tank Inspection Regs/Requirements

      Originally posted by jmorales View Post
      HI, Is there a more detail description of what type of accident will deem necessary to do a tank inspection ?? I have a bus that was involved in a minor side collision. (2012 MCI Bus D4500 series ) It was impacted on the right side lower battery door area, is not extensive other than to replace the door and minor repairs to the lower trailing edge of the body. Also the tanks locations are aft of the battery door about 4 feet away. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks.
      Somewhere I believe it is written that an accident is any collision 5 mph or more.
      Jared.
      Mountain Green, Utah
      2003 CNG Cavalier
      2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

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        Re: CNG Tank Inspection Regs/Requirements

        You are correct Jered -- 5 mph. Being familiar with MC 7's and 8's, check for any tank movement. However, If your carrying passengers for hire you are probably subject to a yearly CHP motor carrier inspection, since your using CNG, this comes under title 13 section 934.1. Both CGA c-6.4 and NFPA 52 have the force of law in Calif. Play it safe

        Among other things, I ran the maintenance for a small Charter bus company (12 GM 4106's, 8 MC-7 and 2 MC-8's) for about 10 years and had to deal with motor carrier inspections.

        I would strongly advise that it be inspected before the tank is refilled -- you are carrying a human cargo

        Larrycng
        Last edited by larrycng; 03-02-2012, 05:49 PM.

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