The CNG Laboratory of the INSTITUTO DEL GAS ARGENTINO makes the tests necessary for the certification of:

Components for NGV

  • Pressure regulators
  • Manually driven valves
  • Electrical valves for gas and gasoline
  • Control electronics
  • High pressure piping
  • Hoses
  • Pressure gages
  • Cylinder supports
  • Lambda systems for fuel control

Components for NGV stations

  • Mechanical and hydraulic compressors
  • Storage containers
  • Filling units
  • Hoses
  • Electric and electronic componentes for classified areas
  • Pressurized natural gas transport systems for distribution systems
  • Modular storage and compression units
  • Safety assesment for filling units, used and reworked compressors
  • Approval of Cylinders Regular Checking Center.

This laboratory has equipment to perform the following tests: extreme temperatures, flow measurement, neumatic tests up to 400 bar, durability tests, saline fog tests, hydraulic tests up to 1500 bar, chemical and hydrocarbure strength tests, enviromental pollutants control, pressure tests, and controlled vibration tests .