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Liquefied gas vehicles

Alternative fuel vehicles often require special handling in the workshop area. Above all, assembly operations to some extent require particular knowledge when dealing with the special technology and the safety regulations.

NOTE: Only fully trained personnel are permitted to work on alternative fuel vehicles.

These special requirements must be understood and taken into account in the body shop as well.

CAUTION: Danger of fire and explosion.

The safety instructions must always be followed when performing service work on fuel/gas systems. Failure to observe this instruction can lead to injury.

If the smell of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) is noticed in the workshop, instruct everyone present as follows:

  • No smoking and extinguish all naked flames.
  • Shut off all electrical and air powered equipment.
  • Evacuate the area.
  • Ventilate the area.
  • Contact the fire control authorities.
  • Move the vehicle to a dedicated, well ventilated area.

Alternative fuels require special handling:

  • Handle them in a specially dedicated, well ventilated area, which is only accessible to authorized persons.
  • Identify the designated area with new warning notices.
  • If possible close the main shut-off valve and run the vehicle on alternative fuel until it switches automatically to petrol operation. Only then is it allowed to drive the vehicle into the workshop or service area.
  • If possible do not allow any liquefied gas (LPG) to escape.
  • The ambient temperatures must not exceed 40C. For this reason the LPG and CNG fuel tanks must be removed on vehicles with LPG or CNG operation before using a drying oven to dry the paint where the temperature exceeds 40C.

Avoid situations in which fuel from an LPG or CNG fuel tank can escape. These situations include:

  • Extremely hot ambient temperatures.
  • Parking near a heating device.
  • Raising the vehicle near a ceiling heater.

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