PennTRAIN: Live Virtual Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training

  • 01/27/2021
  • 01/28/2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 01/27/2021, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 01/28/2021, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual
  • 0


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 10 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2021 – 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: $190 per person. PPTA cancellation policy applies.

Registration Deadline: December 10, 2020. Contact Sara Bowden at or 717-234-7211 to request a seat.

Live Virtual Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training

The number one challenge facing heavy-duty NGV technicians is how to distinguish between a fuel quality problem, a fuel system problem or an engine problem. This course is the only training available that treats these three elements as a system and helps technicians understand how they are interrelated. Emphasis is placed on the safety knowledge and repair practices that are unique for Cummins heavy-duty natural gas engines. The course covers the components of all CNG fuel systems (regardless of manufacturer), as well as all Cummins 6.7 Liter, 9 Liter and 12 Liter natural gas engines.

The learning objectives for this course include:

  • Recognize the complex relationships between fuel properties, fuel system, engine, and exhaust aftertreatment system for heavy-duty natural gas vehicles
  • Describe the maintenance, diagnostics, and repair recommendations for the low- and high-pressure components of a CNG fuel system
  • Summarize the function of fuel system diagnostics integration systems
  • Recognize the conditions that require defueling versus depressurizing CNG fuel systems
  • Identify the unique components and explain the operation of Cummins natural gas engines and exhaust aftertreatment systems
  • Define maintenance intervals and required procedures unique to Cummins natural gas engines
  • Determine diagnostic tools required for Cummins natural gas engines
  • Interpret data for electrical related issues
  • Diagnose common engine malfunctions

Before the first day of training, students are required to ensure that they:

  • Have received their participant guide. The guide will be shipped to the address on file for each participant and will be delivered via FedEx.
  • Identify and confirm WHERE they will participate in training.
    • They will need a quiet area with high-bandwith internet access. Low-bandwith internet will not allow the learning software to function properly.
    • Students from the same company attending training should not view the training from one computer or from separate computers in the same room due to audio feedback.
  • Have access to a laptop or desktop computer that features a functioning webcam, microphone and audio/speakers. TABLETS will not function properly.
  • From the computer they will be using for training, they must create their NewRow online account so that they are set up and ready to log in on the first day of training.
  • Perform the mandatory computer check using instructions that will be sent directly to the students the week prior to training. If their computer fails the computer check, we recommend they seek assistance from their company’s IT support staff.

On the first day of training, students should:

  • Log into NewRow 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time to get familiar with the platform. All participants should log in separately.
  • Make sure to close all other applications on their computer while they are attending the training.
  • Access NewRow using Google Chrome or Firefox as their browser.

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