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Regulatory and Code Updates for October 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 October:

ABSA released IB16-015, an interpretation of the Power Engineers Regulation regarding operating experience for fired process heater operator’s certificate of competency candidates.

ABSA issued IB16-014 on the requirement for pneumatic test procedures (both application-specific test procedures and standard test procedures). This supersedes IB12-008 Rev.1.

Along with the above bulletins on pneumatic testing requirements, ABSA has issued AB-532 Design Registration Requirements for Application-Specific Pneumatic Test Procedures. The bulletin applies to pneumatic testing where the stored potential energy will be greater than 1677kJ.

ABSA released IB16-016 concerning the movement of tanks not designed for transportation of the delivery of propane. This bulletin supersedes IB04-004.

Alberta In-Service Inspectors – please note there is an updated process for certificate renewal when scheduling an exam is required with ABSA. See the details here.

ABSA revised a previous information bulletin (IB14-012) to reference the current edition of AB-506 for inspection intervals.

TSASK has made changes to the registration of a pressure piping design and the new pressure relief path stop valve control program.

BC Oil and Gas Commission has released an industry bulletin about changes to the suspension requirements for inactive wells. See the bulletin here.

Regulatory and Code Updates for September 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 September:

ABSA released a new edition of The Pressure News for September 2016.

ABSA released their 2017 Seminar Schedule. The schedule can be found here.

BCSA released a new directive for Propane Storage Tank Pressure Relief Valve Servicing and Inspection Intervals.

BCSA released Information Bulletin: Gas Safety Regulation Amendments and New Gas Codes Adopted.

BCSA released Pending Amendments to the Safety Standards Act. Click here for more details.

AER released Bulletin 2016-26: Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections Updated.

Regulatory and Code Updates for August 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 August:

ABSA released an Information Bulletin about preventing high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA). The bulletin can be found here.

ABSA is now offering a half-day seminar on AB-525 Overpressure Protection. Check out the details here.

Regulatory and Code Updates for July 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 July:

ABSA is now offering a half day seminar which focuses on the changes to the new edition of AB-528. Details regarding this seminar can be found here.

ABSA released the following Information Bulletins: IB16-012 Requirements for Reduced Supervision and IB16-011 Rev. 1 Information Bulletins issued as Standata by Alberta Municipal Affairs.

BCSA has increased compliance and enforcement activities in 2016. BCSA launched a new awareness campaign this past week, reminding equipment owners, contractors, operators and homeowners of their responsibilities for ensuring that regulated work is done safely and regulated equipment is used properly. The campaign encourages obtaining permits and hiring only licensed contractors. The full media release can be found here.

Regulatory and Code Updates for June 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 June:

ABSA released a new edition of The Pressure News for June 2016.

ABSA released a notice for the revised AB-31 Form. The form was revised to make it clearer, more intuitive and straightforward by changing the layout and providing features which the previous forms did not have. The new form can be found here.

ABSA released Information Bulletin: IB16-010 Requirements for a 5th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency.

Regulatory and Code Updates for May 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 May:

ABSA released a notice to Welding Examiners and Welding Examiners in Training. See the announcement here.

ABSA released the revised AB-94 Reference Syllabus for Welding Examiners and Welding Examiners in Training. The revised Reference Syllabus can be found here.

ABSA released Information Bulletins: IB16-008 Reference Syllabi for Power Engineer Examinations and IB16-009 Reference Syllabus for Welding Examiner and Welding Examiner in Training.

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