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Regulatory and Code Updates for February to May 2017

RAE regularly produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the months of February to May:

ABSA now has a basic summary of accident reports available on their website.
Electronic design submissions can be electronically returned to ABSA Design Survey. Click here for more information.
ABSA released Volume 22, Issue 1 of The Pressure News and Information Bulletin No. IB17-004.

TSASK released a new policy paper on engineered pressure enclosures (EPE). Details regarding the paper and the accompanying form can be found here.
TSASK released IP-2016-10-02 Additional Information and Requirements for Oilfield Boilers regarding the annual licence to operate in Saskatchewan.

BCSA issued an information bulletin to clarify the incident reporting requirements.
Various amendments to BCSA safety regulations are being made in BC. Details can be found in this bulletin.

Regulatory and Code Updates for January 2017

Every month RAE produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the month of January:

ABSA released the December Pressure News, along with a number of documents that were updated at the start of 2017. Click here for more information.
ABSA released IB17-001 Quality Management Systems for Pressure Relief Devices and IB17-002 Quality Management System Requirements for Integrity Assessment Organizations.

AER issued an updated version of Directive 013: Suspension Requirements for Wells.

BCSA released an updated directive on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Dispensing Site Requirements, relating to the design registration requirements, equipment installation and operation.

Regulatory and Code Updates for November 2016

Every month RAE produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the month of November:

BCSA released IB-A1-2016-02 changes in regulatory requirements for oil and gas facilities that are subject to the Oil and Gas Activities Act. Click here for more information.

The BC Oil & Gas Commission released INDB 2016-34 Safety Standards Amendment Act and Regulatory Authority Changes.

Regulatory and Code Updates for October 2016

Every month RAE produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the month of October:

ABSA released IB16-015, an interpretation of the Power Engineers Regulation regarding operating experience for fired process heater operator’s certificate of competency candidates.

ABSA issued IB16-014 on the requirement for pneumatic test procedures (both application-specific test procedures and standard test procedures). This supersedes IB12-008 Rev.1.

Along with the above bulletins on pneumatic testing requirements, ABSA has issued AB-532 Design Registration Requirements for Application-Specific Pneumatic Test Procedures. The bulletin applies to pneumatic testing where the stored potential energy will be greater than 1677kJ.

ABSA released IB16-016 concerning the movement of tanks not designed for transportation of the delivery of propane. This bulletin supersedes IB04-004.

Alberta In-Service Inspectors – please note there is an updated process for certificate renewal when scheduling an exam is required with ABSA. See the details here.

ABSA revised a previous information bulletin (IB14-012) to reference the current edition of AB-506 for inspection intervals.

TSASK has made changes to the registration of a pressure piping design and the new pressure relief path stop valve control program.

BC Oil and Gas Commission has released an industry bulletin about changes to the suspension requirements for inactive wells. See the bulletin here.

Regulatory and Code Updates for September 2016

Every month RAE produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the month of September:

ABSA released a new edition of The Pressure News for September 2016.

ABSA released their 2017 Seminar Schedule. The schedule can be found here.

BCSA released a new directive for Propane Storage Tank Pressure Relief Valve Servicing and Inspection Intervals.

BCSA released Information Bulletin: Gas Safety Regulation Amendments and New Gas Codes Adopted.

BCSA released Pending Amendments to the Safety Standards Act. Click here for more details.

AER released Bulletin 2016-26: Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections Updated.

Regulatory and Code Updates for August 2016

Every month RAE produces a short summary of important changes to regulations and codes that may impact our clients. The following are the updates from the month of August:

ABSA released an Information Bulletin about preventing high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA). The bulletin can be found here.

ABSA is now offering a half-day seminar on AB-525 Overpressure Protection. Check out the details here.

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