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