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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BSCA Identifies Requirements for Incident and Hazard Reporting – Gas

British Columbia - BCSAOn April 4, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Information Bulletin IB-GA 2017-03 entitled “Incident and Hazard Reporting to BCSA Gas”.

This bulletin clarifies how to report incidents and hazards to the BC Safety Authority (Gas).  The bulletin also provides detailed definitions of what constitutes incidents and hazards.

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BSCA Identifies Requirements for Incident and Hazard Reporting – Boilers/Pressure Vessels

British Columbia - BCSAOn April 4, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Information Bulletin IB-BP 2017-01 entitled “Incident and Hazard Reporting to BCSA Boilers, Pressure Vessels, Piping and Fittings”.

This bulletin clarifies how to report incidents and hazards to the BC Safety Authority (Boilers/Pressure Vessels).  The bulletin also provides detailed definitions of what constitutes incidents and hazards.

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BCSA Updates Bulletin on Clearance to Regulator or Over Pressure Relief Devices

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 25, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued the third revision to Information Bulletin B-G5 051206 4 (Rev. 03) entitled “Clearance to Regulator or Over Pressure Relief Device”.

This revised bulletin clarifies the clearance requirements for a regulator or over pressure relief device as indicated in Table 5.2 of the B149.1 Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code, the code requirements prevail unless otherwise approved.

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BCSA Updates Bulletin Regarding Pipe Sizing and Pressure Drop Requirements

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 25, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued the first revision to Information Bulletin IB-GA 2013-01 (Rev. 01) entitled “Pipe Sizing and Pressure Drop Requirements”.

This revised bulletin clarifies the requirement that when a conflict arises between the manufacturer’s installation instructions and the B149.1 Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code, the code requirements prevail unless otherwise approved.

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BCSA Revises Bulletin on Portable Appliance and Fan Effects on Buildings

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 25, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued the first revision to Information Bulletin IB-GA 2013-02 (Rev. 01) entitled “Portable Appliance and Fan Effects on Buildings”.

This revised bulletin clarifies the potential of carbon monoxide accumulation when using  portable air conditioning units, clothes dryers, or circulating fans that continuously exhaust warm air to the outside without fresh air being brought in to replace it.

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BCSA Revises Hazardous Location Requirements

British Columbia - BCSAOn February 25, 2017, the British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) issued the first revision to Information Bulletin IB-GA 2013-03 (Rev. 01) entitled “Hazardous Location Requirements – Gas Equipment Installations”.

This revised bulletin clarifies what must be done a gas appliance not certified for a hazardous location has been installed in a hazardous location as defined by the B149.1 and B149.2 codes.

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