Safe Gas Garage

Marathon Technical Services and Clean Fuels Ohio are pleased to provide a series of free, downloadable and online educational materials on the proper and safe way to design, build, and operate maintenance facilities for CNG, LNG, Hydrogen and Propane vehicles.  These are based on our very popular onsite training sessions which we have provided across the USA.


We wish to thank the US Department of Energy for their substantial support to the development and delivery of this important training program.

Safe Gas Garage

Join Marathon Technical Services and Clean Cities Coalitions for online, downloadable or on-site training on the proper and safe way to design, build, and operate maintenance facilities for gaseous alternative fuel vehicles. 

Topics covered include:

  • Properties of gases and behavior of gas releases—how does this differ from conventional fuels

  • Safety, Code, Design and Best Practices

  • Design standards and best practice for Structural/Architectural, HVAC, Electrical and Gas Detection systems

  • Issues related to over-design and under-design

  • Cold & Warm Weather Garages

  • Special Spaces

  • Cost Data and issues

  • Case Studies of Alternative Fuel Facilities



Who should access this training:

The training will provide practical, applied education to building code officials, Fire Department personnel, facility designers, design consultants, fleet managers, public safety officials, and other key stakeholders about the proper and safe way to design, build, and operate garage and maintenance facilities for gaseous alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). The training will provide print and online training materials, in-person training sessions and site tours of well-designed gaseous fuel garages.  Case studies of well-conceived, well executed and cost-effective upgrades are provided that strike a balance between safety and cost.

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This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), under Award Number DE-EE0007812.

This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government.  Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.  Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.  The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.