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Boiler plant registration guide

Step 1: Login to your online account

Online Account

Click LOGIN to access your account

Register here You will receive an email invitation to activate your new account. After activating your account, login to register your plants.

To update your account information (e.g. incorrect address, equipment information or locations), please email: boilerplantreg@technicalsafetybc.ca or make a toll free call at 1 866 566 7233. It's recommended that your account information is up-to-date before starting the plant registration process.

Step 2: Registering your plant

The Unit view will show all equipment by site address, site/building name, unit name, classification (description of equipment), unit number, corresponding operating permit numbers and the status of permits (initial, active, or expired).

Review your account information and equipment listing to ensure that the information is correct. Click the ‘drop down box’ to check the sites listed on your account. If corrections are required, such as: incorrect site address, missing sites, or unit information or units, send us an email at boilerplantreg@technicalsafetybc.ca These changes should be made before beginning the online Plant Registration process.



To update your account information (e.g. incorrect address, equipment information or locations), please email: boilerplantreg@technicalsafetybc.ca or make a toll free call at 1 866 566 7233. It's recommended that your account information is up-to-date before starting the plant registration process.

Step 3: Add boiler plant information

Once a site/premise is selected, the Units section will auto populate with the associated boiler units information at the site/premise. The unit information will include the unit description, number and total boiler heating capacity in m2.



Click the icon below to expand note.

For each premise, enter your name for the particular header, select a header type using the drop down box and record a header description for each header.

 

For more information regarding Plant Header Types and descriptions, you can refer to the following table:

Plant Header Types and Descriptions for Corresponding Boiler Unit Types

Regulation Plant TypeDescriptionBoiler Unit Type
Power Plant – High Pressure Thermal Fluid PlantDirect relationship to aHigh Pressure Thermal Fluid Boiler
Power Plant – High Pressure High Temperature Fluid PlantCan be classified as aHigh Pressure Steam Boiler
Power Plant – High Pressure Steam PlantCan be classified as aHigh Pressure Steam Boiler
Heating Plant – Steam Heating (Low Pressure Steam Boiler)Direct relationship to aLow Pressure Steam Boiler
Heating Plant – Fluid Heating (Hot Water Boiler)Direct relationship but boiler working pressure is more than 30 PSI and temperature is over 212F.Hot Water (HW) Boiler
Low Temperature Low Pressure Fluid Plant (Low Pressure Hot Water Boiler)Working boiler pressure is not more than 30 PSI and temperature is less than 212 F.Low Pressure Hot Water Boiler
Low Pressure Thermal Fluid PlantDirect relationship toLow Pressure Thermal Fluid Boiler
Oil Well Plant (Drilling Rig Boiler)Direct relationship toDrilling Rig or Skid Boilers

Enter a brief description of the header. For example, a description of where the header is located or a specific visual identifier for the header e.g. red pipe with yellow lettering H-123.

 Note: the header description field can only take 50 characters.

Step 4: Existing special plant registration permit holders

For sites/premises with an existing special plant registration permit, please record the existing Special Plant/Permit number in the header description for each header. This will help identify clients who already have an existing special plant registration permit but are still required to provide their plant configurations.

The header will be created once the Add Header button is selected.

Newly created header

Once the header is created, drag and drop the boiler unit into the newly created header.

If the boiler plant configuration and the overall total header capacity does meet the Plant Registration requirements and does not require supervision levels, the following message will appear. Click OK and exit the Plant Registration process by selecting any one of the views on the main navigation bar e.g. Dashboard. A confirmation message will appear. Click ‘Continue’ to exit the registration process. Once confirmed you will return to the Dashboard view.

Total header capacity does not meet requirements

Selecting Dashboard view from navigation bar

Click Continue to exit the plant registration process

Validation for the correct boiler types to the corresponding header plant types is embedded in the web form submission process. If the wrong header type is selected and a user tries to drag and drop a boiler unit into the selected header the following error message will appear. (For e.g., Selecting 'Heating' header type instead of 'Heating Plant – Fluid Heating' for Power Plant – High Pressure Thermal Fluid.) Click OK to clear the warning message.

Warning wrong header type selected

Deleting Headers:

To re-select the correct header type, click OK and delete the header by selecting the X beside the header description.

Deleting a header

The Delete Header message box will appear requesting confirmation that you want to remove this header. Select Delete button to confirm.

Confirming delete header

Re-enter the name of the header, header description, select and add the correct header type.

Step 5: Sites/premises with more than one Header

If there is more than one header at a site/premise, each header needs to be added one at a time. For each header, enter the name, type and description. Once entered, select

 Add Header.

Note: A maximum of 10 headers can be created for each site/premise. If you have more than 10 headers at one site/premise, contact our office directly for assistance.

Drag and drop each boiler into the header to which it is associated with. Once all boiler assignments are complete, select Next to submit all your boiler plant configurations.

The following warning message will appear if: there are unassigned boiler units, and all boiler units at the site/premise are not assigned to corresponding headers.

Click OK and ensure that all boiler units have been assigned to their corresponding headers. The plant registration process can be submitted for classification and validation only when all boiler units have been assigned.

Step 6: Header and Site/Premise Summary

Once all boiler units have been assigned to their corresponding headers, the header and site/premise summary will be validated.

The header summary lists all headers at the site, header descriptions, total boiler heating capacity in m2, the total number of boiler units connected to each header and the header type.

The site/premise summary validates each site/premise owned by the client and provides a listing of each site’s total boiler heating capacity in m2, the total number of headers, plant type(s), and plant class/supervision levels.

If the header and site/premise summary is correct then continue the registration process by designating a chief engineer, primary operator or an oil well boiler operator to the site/premise. If the information is incorrect, use the back button (left bottom hand corner) to return to section 3.

Drag and drop unit(s) to the header box(es) to correct the information. Reference step 'Deleting a Header' in Trouble shooting.

Step 7: Selecting supervision type

Clients / owners are also required to designate a Chief Engineer, Primary Operator or an Oil Well Boiler Operator for each site/premise.

Use the drop down box to select the Supervision Type e.g., Primary Operator.

Enter the last 6 digits of the Technical Safety BC certification number and the last name of the site/premise’s Chief Engineer, Primary Operator or Oil Well Boiler Operator.

Note: Technical Safety BC power engineer certification numbers are 12 digits long and begin with CBP e.g. CPB000123456.

Entering certification number and last name of a primary operator

Once all the certified individual’s information is entered, click Search button. The information will be validated and if the certification information is valid, the name of the certified power engineer and their level of classification will appear. Click Submit to submit your site’s Plant Registration application.

Searching for a certified individual

Troubleshooting: General errors

Please reconfirm the 6 digit certification number and corresponding last name of the certified individual is correct. If you are unable to provide the correct certification number and corresponding last name of the certified individual, you will not be able to complete your plant registration. Please contact our office directly if you are not able to confirm the certification details.

Please reconfirm your certification details. If your certification has expired, please contact our office directly since you will not be able to complete your plant registration without a valid certification.

Please reconfirm your certification details. Your premise requires an operator with a higher class of certification. You will not be able to complete your plant registration without the correct level of supervision. Please contact our office directly for further assistance.

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