BCSA Now Technical Safety BC

On September 19, 2017, the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) announced that it is adopting a new operating name and identity.  From now on, BC Safety Authority will be known as “Technical Safety BC“.  Along with a name change, Technical Safety BC also has a new logo.

Over the coming months, Technical Safety BC will be updating its website and forms to reflect its new identity.

Click here for a link to the media release from their website.

BCSA Updates Directive on Approved Certification Marks for Gas Appliances

British Columbia - BCSAOn August 15, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) published the sixth  revision to its Directive D-G5 051201 2 (Rev 6) entitled “Approved Certification Marks for Gas Appliances.

This Directive clarifies the various certification marks for gas appliances which are acceptable for use in British Columbia.

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BCSA Clarifies Bonding Requirements

British Columbia - BCSAOn August 14, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) published Information Bulletin IB-GA 2017-04 entitled “Electrical Bonding Requirements for Gas Piping or Tubing Systems.

This Directive clarifies the requirements for the bonding of gas systems as per the 2015 edition of the B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.

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BCSA Issues Bulletin on Propane Vapourizer Emergency Shutdown System Requirements

On August 14, the BC Safety Authority issued a Bulletin 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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New Brunswick Adopts Updated CSA Codes into Regulations

On July 14, 2017, Technical Inspection Services of New Brunswick issued a notice to Gas Industry Stakeholders adopting the most recent versions of CSA codes and standards within their Propane, Natural and Medical Gas Regulations.  This includes the 2015 versions of the B149 series and the 2014 edition of the B51 Boiler, pressure vessel, and pressure piping code.

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BCSA Updates List of Recognized Certificates for Transfer of Propane

British Columbia - BCSAOn June 23, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) published the first revision to its Directive D-GA 2017-01 (Rev 01) entitled “Recognized Certificates for Transfer of Propane”.

This Directive identifies which training courses related to the transfer of propane are recognized by BCSA for use in British Columbia.  This amendment added Fuels Learning Centre’s ASME tank evacuation course (SO03).  The Directive recognizes the following Fuels Learning Centre courses:

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Alberta Revises Bulletin Related to Replacement Parts for Gas Fired Appliances

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In June 2017, Alberta Municipal Affairs – Safety Services issued the second revision to its Gas Safety Information Bulletin G-01-03-B149 [Rev 2] entitled “Replacement Parts for Gas Fired Appliance”.

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Alberta Provides List of Recognized Certification Bodies for Uncertified Appliances and Equipment

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In June 2017, a Gas Safety Information Bulletin was issued to provide updated contact information for recognized certification and inspection bodies operating in Alberta.  The Bulletin also reminds readers that uncertified appliances and equipment must obtain special inspections and approvals prior to installation.

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TSSA Issues Updated Propane Code Adoption Document Amendment

Ontario - TSSA Logo 01On April 10, 2017, TSSA published an updated amendment to their Propane Code Adoption Document.  This document adopts the 2015 versions of the B149 codes into regulation and provides additional requirements specific to compliance with theses national codes in Ontario.  This Code Adoption Document (CAD) revokes previously published versions, including the CAD published on February 1, 2017.

 

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