Frequently Asked Questions - Miscellaneous

Forms 1329 and 1330 were created by Technical Safety BC to satisfy the requirement to submit manufacturer’s data reports under CSA B51. The Commission would not require submission of these forms if design registration was pursued by a proponent. ASME B31.3 requires inspection by the owner’s inspector (or the inspector’s delegates) and therefore, if the Commission chooses to verify the satisfactory completion of the required examinations and testing, the Commission would request a copy of the inspector’s verification report indicating compliance to the code and the engineering design.

The Commission requires permit holders ensure all workers including inspectors and supervisors are competent (i.e. qualified, trained and experienced to perform the required duties). Note that for pressure piping designed to ASME B31.3, the standard includes minimum qualifications for inspectors.

Section 78(3) of the Drilling and Production Regulation states piping at facilities must be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with CSA Z662 or ASME B31.3. The only exception is for piping at gas processing plants and LNG facilities. All code breaks must be shown on the as-built drawings.

The Commission does not require completion and submission of this form in order to complete the upgrades. However, the required information listed in the form must be available and provided to the Commission if requested.

For fuel gas trains where the CSA B149.3 code is followed in the design of gas fired appliances (such as line heaters, tank heaters, glycol and amine reboilers, etc.), the as-built or record drawings for these facilities must clearly state they were designed and constructed in compliance with the requirements in CSA B149.3. It is a regulatory requirement that these drawings are stamped and signed by a professional engineer registered in B.C. The Commission does not require certification by a third party.

No, the Commission does not require permit renewal to operate pressure piping and refrigeration systems at a facility that was permitted under Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA).