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:
Pressure equipment regulations typically make reference to specific engineering codes for acceptable designs, methodologies, and best practices, naming the particular edition of the code that is in force under the regulation. Because of this the codes that are in force in a jurisdiction often lags behind what is the most current edition, and periodically the jurisdiction must release amendments to the regulation identifying the new editions in force in the jurisdiction. In British Columbia the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation has been amended with the most recent editions of the ASME B31 series of engineering codes for pressure piping, ASME PTC 25, and CSA B51 and B52, among others.