Who should apply?
The first step in determining eligibility to register is to verify the plant types. The plant type is critical, since it dictates the plant classification, and therefore also the staffing requirements.
Since the plant type must be verified by Technical Safety BC, and since plant types are determined by additional considerations beyond the heating surface areas on a header, all the following plants should apply online for a plant operating permit:
- All thermal fluid plants above 10 m2
- All plants producing high pressure steam [>15 psi pressure relief device settings], which are larger than 10 m2
- All plants producing low pressure steam [<= 15 psi pressure relief device settings], which are larger than 30 m2
- All plants using hot water or glycol mixture, which are larger than 150 m2
- All oil well plants.