Hydrogen Regulation under the GSR and PEBPVRSR

28 November 2016

Reference #:  D-G5 050728 1 Rev 02

This directive is being issued by a provincial safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act.

General Details

This directive is being issued to clarify the application of the Gas Safety Regulation (GSR) and the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (PEBPVRSR) with respect to hydrogen storage and equipment.

Specific Details

Application of the Gas Safety Regulation to Hydrogen

The storage and utilization of hydrogen in industrial processing and production applications are regulated under the PEBPVRSR. Applications where hydrogen is being generated, stored or used as a fuel for fuel cells or internal combustion engines, hydrogen equipment and associated support systems are regulated under the GSR.  

Brad Wyatt
Provincial Safety Manager - Gas 

References:
Safety Standards Act
Gas Safety Regulation
Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation