Boiler, Pressure Vessel + Refrigeration

The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates regulated equipment, which includes boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration equipment. All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations.

Our fee schedules adhere to the Fee Setting Criteria Regulation and Monetary Penalty Regulation.

To understand the joint responsibility for regulation of pipeline systems of unfired pressure vessels between BC Safety Authority and Oil and Gas Commission, refer to the Memorandum of Understanding and Schedule A of the Memorandum of Understanding.

All licensed contractors need to have access to the codes required by their licence class. The following organizations can provide this information:

CSA International Vancouver
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
National Board Inspection Code
Power Engineering Books Ltd 

Welding regulations

Welders working with power engineer, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies must also know their employer’s quality control program.

Boiler, Pressure Vessel + Refrigeration Safety Orders, Directives, and Information Bulletins

Safety Orders are an instrument that is issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by the Safety Authority.

Directives are instruments that clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory. 

Information bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on exisiting regulations or code that affect your particular technology.

Ask a Safety Officer

Common questions that BCSA safety officers receive about Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration systems.