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Regulatory and Code Updates for February 2016

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 February:

The Province of Alberta Safety Codes Act was updated, and is now current as of January 1, 2016. It can be accessed at Queen’s Printer.

A new version of ABSA AB-506 was issued at the end of August, 2015. One of the biggest changes is with respect to propane storage vessels. The newest revision is available on the ABSA website.

ABSA released a new AB document, AB-521 Requirements for Engineered Pressure Enclosures. This addresses the requirements for on-line leak sealing or leak boxes: http://www.absa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/AB-521-Requirements-for-Engineered-Pressure-Enclosures.pdf

ABSA released an information bulletin for the interpretation of the AB-521 Requirements for Engineered Pressure Enclosures. These are considered a type of alteration and require design registration: http://www.absa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IB16-003.pdf

The AER has released its quarterly newsletter, AER Focus.

 

 

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