BCSA Identifies Conditions for 200 psig Propane Storage Tanks in Service

British Columbia - BCSAOn October 25, 2016, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Directive D-BP-2016-02 “Propane Storage Tanks with a Maximum Allowable Working Pressure of 200 psig.”

The directive clarifies the conditions under which these tanks may remain in service.  The majority of 200 psig propane storage tanks affected by this directive are subject to the following requirements:

  1. The tank shall have been visually inspected by a qualified individual within a 5-year period immediately prior to November 1, 2017;
  2. The tank shall be fitted with a pressure relief valve with a maximum set pressure of 250 psig; and
  3. The tank must remain in operation and cannot be moved or placed into service at another location.


The Fuels Learning Centre offers two courses designed to train individuals on how to conduct visual tank and PRV inspections.  Our primary version of “Visual Tank and PRV Inspection (SO02) is designed for a variety of propane industry personnel.  For propane tank truck operators our “Loading and Unloading Propane Tank Trucks Including Visual Tank & PRV Inspection (TO04)” covers both how to operate the bulk delivery vehicle AND conduct visual tank and PRV inspections.

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