The following new gas codes were adopted under the Gas Code Regulation (AR 111/2010) and came into effect on January 1, 2016 under the Safety Codes Act:
• CSA-B149.1-15 - Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code – This code provides the minimum requirements for the installation of natural gas and propane appliances and equipment downstream of a natural gas meter or from a propane distributor’s tank.
• CSA-B149.2-15 – Propane Storage and Handling Code – This provides the minimum requirements for the storage, handling, transportation and transfer of propane.
• CSA-B149.3-15 – Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment – This code applies to the requirements for site specific fuel burning appliances and equipment for which there is no recognized Canadian standard.
ALBERTA Legacy Equipment Management Systems - Updated July 2016 This latest bulletin produced by Alberta Municipal Affairs, was developed to inform owners, designers, engineers, vendors, builders, installers, contractors, and equipment rental and leasing companies of the minimum requirements to ensure safe installation of gas appliances in Alberta. G-02-14 [Rev2]
Uncertified Appliances and Equipment Requires Special Inspection and ApprovalG-02-01a [Rev1] June 2016
Temporary Heat for Construction Sites G-08-01-B149.1/B149.2 [Rev2] June 2016
Appliances and Equipment Require Special Certification for Installation at High AltitudeG-02-10 [Rev1] June 2016
Direct Vent Appliances and Equipment Requiring ULC S636 Certified Venting SystemsG-01-11 [Rev1] June 2016
PROVINCE WIDE EXPIRED VARIANCES
G-02-13 [REV1] Engineered Designs for Site Specific Gas-Fired Process Equipment
ALBERTA Municipal Affairs Safety Advisory Bulletin!October 15, 2014, this chart helps you understand if you need permits, and explains what more is required should you choose to do a special inspection rather than choosing an Inspection Body (IB) to do your Field Approval. ISBN 978-1-4601-2023-1 (This bulletin is no longer in effect, the Variance allowing for Special Inspections has expired. You may find the chart for whether or not a permit is required informative.)
For answers to many of your questions please watch thevideo of a presentation made by Sidney Manning, Chief Plumbing and Gas Administrator/Inspector of Alberta Municipal Affairs.
Interpretation of CSA B149.1 and B149.3 for Alberta Oil and Gas - Alberta Municipal Affairs, September 1, 2010
Enforcement of CSA B149.3 Gas Code in Alberta - ENEFEN Presentation at Edmonton ISA Show - Jozef Jachniak, P.Eng, President - ENEFEN, 22 April 2004
Gas Fired Equipment Located on Oil and Gas Sites Within Alberta.This is to clarify the application of the Safety Codes Act in respect to existing equipment and the CSA B149 installation codes and standards in the province of Alberta. March 19, 2007. This includes definition of "due diligence".
A Variance is not intended to justify non-compliance. A documented valid technical reason (VTR) is needed to vary from the Code. Price, delivery, private (plant) standards, past performance or preference cannot be considered as valid technical reasons. Variances must be approved by the AHJ. Enefen can answer your questions about variances and can help you through the process.