Gas system processing, storage, refueling, and offloading

Gas systems, including any hydrocarbon-based sources such as Hydrogen (H2), natural gas liquids (NGL), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and natural gas processing, storage, and offloading that are intended to be used for combustion, require design registration. Examples of these systems may be propane fuel back-up systems, vehicle fuel filling stations, or bulk storage plants.

Applicable codes

ASME BPVC Section IX-Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications

To register a design

  1. Log in to our online Design Registration Portal. See How to Register for more details on how to create an account. 
  2. Select & complete applicable webform.
  3. Upload and attach all supporting documentation. Refer to the following checklists for more details on requirements:

Additional Considerations:

Prior to submitting a gas design, all qualified professionals must ensure they review Directive: Gas appliance approval which outlines details on where a gas fired equipment does not require registration:

  • when there is an applicable Canadian recognized standard or Other Recognized Document accepted by the Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council for that appliance (bearing a certification mark) 
  • when a shop-built gas appliance is not covered by a Canadian recognized standard, such as: coffee roasters, incinerators, etc. Manufacturers must contact an accredited certification body to request the development of a national standard for the applicable class of appliance, OR
  • an unapproved regulated gas appliance from a manufacturing client engaged in commercial enterprise. All commercial clients will need to engage either an accredited certification body or inspection body for gas appliance certifications or approvals. If a commercial client chooses to have an appliance approved to the adopted B149.3 code, they must utilize the services of an accredited gas inspection body to evaluate and label the appliance as code compliant. No further action is required by the client once the inspection body has labelled the appliance.

Pottery Kilns

Pottery kilns not approved by a Certification Agency or Certification Board and are custom designed by a qualified professional, must meet the requirements of the CSA gas code and the qualified professional must declare the design meets requirements outlined in Directive: Gas fired pottery kilns 

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Gas Fired Equipment

Gas-fired equipment such as boilers and turbines in power plants, pulp and paper mills, mineral processing plants, oil and gas refineries require design registration, including equipment used in movie and stage effects.

Applicable codes

Where a standard does not exist, the equipment must be registered in accordance with design registration BC Natural Gas and Propane Code.

To register a design

  1. Log in to our online Design Registration Portal. See How to Register for more details on how to create an account. 
  2. Select & complete applicable webform
  3. Upload and attach all supporting documentation. Refer to the Gas fired equipment checklist for more details on requirements.

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Bio gas digesters and landfill production and storage

Bio gas digesters and landfill production and storage facilities require design registration. Examples can be found at Lulu Island’s bio gas plant in metro Vancouver, or gas digesters at pulp and paper mills across BC.

Applicable codes

Where a standard does not exist, these plants are registered according to the BC Natural Gas and Propane Code.

To register a design

  1. Log in to our online Design Registration Portal. See How to Register for more details on how to create an account. 
  2. Select & complete applicable webform
  3. Upload and attach all supporting documentation. Refer to the Digester and landfill checklist for more details on requirements.

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Flame effects for movie and theatrical stage effects

Movie and theatrical stage effects that use gas combustion and controlled explosions for a flame effect, such as a live concert or staged public event, filming of a movie, or stunt coordination requires design registration.

Applicable codes

When a standard does not exist, it is registered in accordance with the BC Natural Gas and Propane Code.

To register a design

  1. Log in to our online Design Registration Portal. See How to Register for more details on how to create an account. 
  2. Select & complete applicable webform
  3. Upload and attach all supporting documentation. Refer to the Movie and stage effects gas system checklist for more details on requirements.

Questions? Email us