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:
There was only one major update this month, ABSA released information bulletin IB15-006 Use of Appendices 1-9 and 1-10 of ASME Section VIII Division 1 in Alberta. Appendix 1-9 and 1-10 of ASME VIII Div 1 contain an alternative method for designing reinforcement of openings in cylindrical and conical shells. This information bulletin provides conditions for the use of Appendices 1-9 and 1-10 that must be met for the design to be accepted by ABSA. These new conditions are ABSA’s response to concerns about the misuse or misunderstanding in the use of these appendices.
Lastly a reminder for companies operating pressure equipment in Saskatchewan: Current 2014/2015 Licenses to Operate expire on June 30th, now is the time to make sure you have renewed your license.