Boiler and Pressure Vessel safety
We oversee the design, construction, installation, and operation of boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping systems, and fittings throughout BC.
Boilers, Pressure Vessels regulations
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.
To understand the joint responsibility for regulation of pipeline systems of unfired pressure vessels between Technical Safety BC and the BC 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:
Welders working with power engineer, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies must also know their employer’s quality control program.
Boiler Plant program information
Pressure welders in BC required to hold certificate of qualification
Working with industry, we have designed a nationally recognized pressure welder certificate of qualification program that assesses a welder’s skills and abilities. This program ensures all pressure welders in BC have the capabilities that are required by the relevant codes and standards.
Guidelines for operating historical boilers
Four regulatory authorities have developed and endorsed the Harmonized Requirements for Historical Boilers – a document that provides harmonized rules, reflects industry-recognized good engineering practices, and guides users towards the safe operation of their boilers.