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Under BCSA's Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program, we regulate all boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure equipment to be used in British Columbia. We register the designs of pressure equipment in accordance with the Power Engineers, Boiler, and Refrigeration Safety Regulations. Our Safety Officers inspect pressure equipment during construction and after completion.
For more information on design registrations, please refer to and/or download the following guides:
-Used Boilers and Pressure Vessels (rerating)
- Memorandum of Understanding Between the Oil and Gas Commission and the BCSA
- Schedule A of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the OGC and the BCSA
- Statutory Declaration Registration of Fittings Form 1124
- Statutory Declaration Sample and Guide
- Directive D-B6 070402 3, Exemption from Registration Requirements for Category A, B, C, and G Category Fittings
- Information bulletin: re: process for the Reciprocal Design Registration process
- Design Registration Application (CRN/PRN/BCLD) Form 1171
- Pressure Vessel CRN Application Supplement Form 1436
- Heat Exchanger CRN Application Supplement Form 1437
- Boiler CRN Application Supplement - Reciprocal Form 1438
- Fitting CRN Application Supplement - Reciprocal Form 1439
Alterations and used boilers
A used boiler or pressure vessel must be registered before it is installed. If an in-service boiler, pressure vessel, or other pressure retaining equipment is to be altered or re-rated, the alteration and the revised design must be registered. For more information on the registration process for alterations or used equipment, please review the Used Boilers and Pressure Vessels document and the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Repair and Alteration Report Form 1060.
Please mail your completed application form, documents, drawings and calculations to:
BC Safety Authority
Suite 200, 505 - 6th Street
New Westminster, BC
Attention: Design Survey
Please email: email@example.com
Canadian Registration Number
Once the design has been registered, a design registration letter with the BC CRN (Canadian Registration Number) will be sent to the applicant. The corresponding invoice to register the design will be sent on a separate cover.
Design Registration Fees
The Design Registration Fee is based on an hourly rate. See Schedule of Fees for Boilers and Pressure Vessels.