Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Control Systems

Design Registration

Overview

Control systems are used to automate a manual activity, like regulating or controlling a safety shutdown in a hazardous operation. These systems can be found in regulated equipment and systems in residential or commercial use throughout different industries across BC. Design registration for control systems applies only to those who wish to be exempt from having a certificate of qualification to operate low pressure thermal fluid plants with boiler capacity greater than 150 m2.

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 the applicable webform.
  3. Review requirements for design registration.
  4. Upload and attach all supporting documentation.

All applications must be submitted through the Design Registration Portal, or they will be rejected.

Registration of a design or an alteration to a design does not relieve the professional engineer or equipment manufacturer of liability for the design and the installation of the automated control system.

Owners of low pressure thermal fluid plants that have registered an automatic control system will need to comply with the requirements of the Directive: Individuals Responsible for LP Thermal Fluid Plants (D-B6 100604 2).

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