BCSA Updates Requirements for Gas Line Pressure Regulator Sizing

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 23, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued a revision to Information Bulletin B-G5 071108 5 (Rev. 01) entitled “Gas line Pressure Regulator Sizing Requirements.”

This revised bulletin outlines the requirements for gas line pressure regulator sizing in order to maintain a constant downstream pressure in the system.

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BCSA Issues Bulletin on Gas Fired Heaters Used Indoors

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 23, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Information Bulletin IB-GA 2017-02 entitled “Gas Fired Heaters Used Indoors.”

The bulletin provides guidance in the proper use of gas fired heaters used indoors or under covered areas, such as tents and awnings.

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Gas Dryer Venting System Maintenance in BC

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 23, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Information Bulletin IB-GA 2017-02 entitled “Gas Dryer Venting System Maintenance.”

The bulletin discusses the important role regular maintenance plays in the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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SaskPower Issues Revision for Emergency Shutdown Systems on Propane Vaourizers

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In February 2017, SaskPower issued Bulletin 01-2017 amending the B149.2-15 code to address clearance requirements for emergency shutdown systems on tank systems connected to direct-fired vapourizers.  The amendments to the requirements ensure compliance in limited installations, such as at construction sites.

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TSSA Holds Propane Industry Workshops in 2017

Ontario - TSSA Logo 01Following the adoption of the 2015 versions of the B149 Codes, TSSA is offering Propane Industry Workshops in 2017.  The purpose of the workshops (dates and locations to be determined) is to help propane industry personnel to understand the impact of the new code requirements adopted into provincial regulation.

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Transport Canada Publishes White Paper on TDG Training

Transport-Canada-Logo2Over the past several years, Transport Canada has held a number of consultations to determine to improve the quality and consistency of course ware used to train individuals on the requirements related to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods.  In 2016, Transport Canada published a White Paper to summarize the findings of their consultation and to develop a framework for moving forward.

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Alberta Issues Gas Safety Variance Related to Emergency Shutdown Systems at Construction Sites

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This Gas Safety Variance addresses the limited space for proper installation and servicing of tanks, vapourizers and emergency shutdown systems at construction sites.  The variance specifically address the distance between direct-fired vapourizers and emergency shutdown system.

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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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BCSA Clarifies Training Requirements to Work on Propane Storage Tanks

British Columbia - BCSAOn October 25, 2016, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Directive D-BP/GA-2016-01 named “Personnel Inspection and Maintenance Certification Requirements for Propane Storage Tanks.”

The directive clarifies the training/certification requirements for individuals performing regulated work on propane storage tanks.  Specifically, the BCSA requires individuals who conduct periodic visual inspections of in-service propane storage tanks and PRVs to be the holder of a record of training for a course approved for use by the BCSA, such as the Fuels Learning Centre course “Visual Tank and PRV Inspection“.

Additionally, the directive clarifies that individuals who replace or repair fittings and gauges on propane storage tanks must possess an active Class A or Class B Gasfitter Certificate of Qualification while working under a valid Gas Contractor’s License.

Finally, the directive reminds readers that the transfer of propane from one container to another may only be performed by individuals who hold a current Record of Training certificate specific to the containers and equipment used.  The Fuels Learning Centre is one of the Training Providers recognized by BCSA providing a variety of propane transfer courses.

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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