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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.

Regulatory and Code Updates for July 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 July:

ABSA is now offering a half day seminar which focuses on the changes to the new edition of AB-528. Details regarding this seminar can be found here.

ABSA released the following Information Bulletins: IB16-012 Requirements for Reduced Supervision and IB16-011 Rev. 1 Information Bulletins issued as Standata by Alberta Municipal Affairs.

BCSA has increased compliance and enforcement activities in 2016. BCSA launched a new awareness campaign this past week, reminding equipment owners, contractors, operators and homeowners of their responsibilities for ensuring that regulated work is done safely and regulated equipment is used properly. The campaign encourages obtaining permits and hiring only licensed contractors. The full media release can be found here.

Regulatory and Code Updates for June 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 June:

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

ABSA released a notice for the revised AB-31 Form. The form was revised to make it clearer, more intuitive and straightforward by changing the layout and providing features which the previous forms did not have. The new form can be found here.

ABSA released Information Bulletin: IB16-010 Requirements for a 5th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency.

Regulatory and Code Updates for May 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 May:

ABSA released a notice to Welding Examiners and Welding Examiners in Training. See the announcement here.

ABSA released the revised AB-94 Reference Syllabus for Welding Examiners and Welding Examiners in Training. The revised Reference Syllabus can be found here.

ABSA released Information Bulletins: IB16-008 Reference Syllabi for Power Engineer Examinations and IB16-009 Reference Syllabus for Welding Examiner and Welding Examiner in Training.

Regulatory and Code Updates for April 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 April:

ABSA will be implementing leadership changes as of May 1, 2016. See the bulletin here.

ABSA has released two new AB documents for an alternate design submission process, for pressure vessel manufacturers and owner-users (for pressure piping): AB-530 Quality Plan Requirements for PV Design Submissions and AB-531 Quality Plan Requirements for AB-OU PP Design Submissions.

ABSA released Information Bulletin IB16-006 regarding Coils in Pressure Vessels and Heating / Cooling Coils in Non-Code Storage Tanks.

BCSA issued a news release to remind all owners of propane tanks (operating above 15 psi) that they require a BCSA operating permit for those propane tanks. See the details here.

TSASK issued an information bulletin on servicing intervals of pressure relief valves on propane tanks. See the bulletin for full details.

 

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