Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a Safe Fuel
Compressed natural gas is a safe, clean burning, low carbon, domestic fuel that is widely used for transportation fuel in the US and around the world. Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) are refueled at a network of more than 1,300 CNG stations across the United States.
The CNG industry's safety record is excellent. There are federal, state and local regulations, as well as industry best practices, that provide for the safe operation of CNG fueling equipment.
Safety is Trillium's First Priority
Trillium CNG has an excellent safety record. This is not by coincidence, but by design. Here's what makes our systems the safest in the industry:
- Trillium adheres to the highest level of safety standards in the industry without exception. As a result, our customers receive the best-designed and safest CNG stations in the nation.
- Our stations are equipped with safety systems that can detect gas leaks and shut down the compression equipment automatically if they detect a problem.
- We perform quarterly and annual safety inspections to make sure all emergency systems are functioning correctly.
- Trillium monitors all of our CNG systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures Trillium is immediately aware of any potential problem.
- Trillium provides training to new contracted customers on how to safely refuel with CNG.
For questions about the safety of our CNG systems, and what makes us the safest CNG provider in the industry, please contact us at 800-920-1166.
CNG Fueling Safety Points
- Smoking is NEVER allowed at any fueling station, including CNG stations.
- Look, listen, and smell for potential unsafe conditions.
- Visually inspect the refueling equipment including the receptacle, nozzle and hose to ensure they are free from dust, debris and any damage. Do not fuel if you are unsure about the condition of the dispensing equipment, your vehicle, or the station. Immediately contact Trillium at 800-920-1166 and explain your concerns.
- Before beginning refueling, note where the Emergency Shutdown Device (ESD) buttons and fire extinguishers are located.
- Review Trillium's "Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Guide" and "Fueling Safely with CNG" videos within the CNG Videos section of the website.
- Always turn off your vehicle before fueling, and then stay with your vehicle during fueling.
- Your vehicle tanks must be inspected every 3 years or 36,000 miles and after any vehicular accident.
Trillium CNG is Committed to Being Safe in Everything We Do
At Trillium CNG, we are committed to safety at all times and in all places — in our products and services, our workplaces and our communities.
We're in the fourth year of our 5-year Safety Management System implementation that provides improvements in injury prevention and reduction. We're intent on becoming a first-quartile performer in key safety statistics for the compressed natural gas industry. Here's how we're doing it:
- Fueling and safety education is delivered to the public via the web, in person, and through printed materials available at every station.
- Trillium employees attend monthly safety meetings that cover topics specific to their work conditions. In a typical meeting, employees hear timely safety tips and discuss safe approaches to work situations.
- The implementation of our Safety Management System has transformed how our employees regard safety. Complying with rules is a first step in our pursuit of continuous safety improvement.
- Safety is engineered into the stations and our organization. Through regular safety meetings, goals, audits and reporting, we hold safety as a critical part of our culture and how we do our jobs.