Côte d'Ivoire and Korea have adopted the Detailed Visual Inspection (DVI) methodology for natural gas (NGV) vehicles developed by the Cetim in collaboration with GDF Suez.
In many countries, special regulations apply to the inspection of natural gas vehicles. The aim of the Detailed Inspection Control (DIC) method, developed in 2002 by the Cetim in collaboration with Gaz de France and under the aegis ofAFGNV (French Association for Natural Gas for Vehicles), is to make this essential maintenance step safer, simpler, less time-consuming and less costly.
These assets have attracted Ivorian companies (Petroci and Sotra) and the Korean company (TS).
In Côte d'Ivoire, experts from Cetim supported the company GDF Suez with its Ivorian customers: Société nationale d'opérations pétrolières de la Côte d'Ivoire (Petroci) and the Société des transports abidjanais. The Center's experts took charge of training the staff of these two companies in the implementation of CID. Assistance in obtaining Cofrend certification for staff members of Petroci and Sotra was also proposed. This certification will eventually enable them to carry out CID controls on a regular, planned and autonomous basis, punctuated by follow-up audits carried out by the Cetim.
Korean TS (French Transport Safety Authority) has signed a contract with the Cetim to apply this method to the 20,000 CNG buses in South Korea.