In 2015 Alberta Municipal Affairs clarified that Flare Stacks were included in the CAN/CSA B149 code. The belief that if a flame is only used for a short period of time, or to simply start a process and then shut off, was exempt from code compliance to B149 was confirmed as false. If there is a pilot line using natural gas or propane to light the flare then it is required to be compliant to B149.1 - B149.3. Since for many years ENEFEN was advising clients of this fact and doing Field Approval inspections on flare stacks, we have the experience and knowledge to help you best.
ENEFEN will help you by:
Reviewing drawings and BoM for code compliance
Assist you through the design and upgrade
Referencing code requirements with non-conformance's
Providing pre-inspection site visit/shop assessments
Providing the variance paperwork and approval if VTR (Valid Technical Reason) exists
Lessening your overall financial burdens through our experience and processes
When using ENEFEN for a Field Approval inspection on uncertified equipment you will not need a gas permit. If unsure, please send us your P&ID, Bill of Materials (BoM) and electrical drawing of the BMS and we can advise you.
As a Standards Council of Canada accredited Inspection Body (IB) Type C, ENEFEN has the authority to approve variances to the code if there is a Valid Technical Reason (VTR). This advantage means that you do not need to apply for the variance from the province and do the paperwork yourself.
For technical information on flares and venting, please click on the link FAQ - Flares.