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1 Energy Efficiency Engineering Ltd. Jozef Jachniak, P.Eng. GAS FIRED EQUIPMENT FIELD APPROVALS PART2

2 What will we talk about today? Part 1 Review Review Compliance Requirements Who is Responsible and For What? Who is Safety Code Officer? Who Else May Require Compliance? What Does Alberta Gas Code Regulation Require? Who is the CSA B149.3 For? Who is the CSA B149.1 For? What is the CSA B149.1 All About? What is an Inspector Looking For?

3 What will we talk about today? (cont.) What Is the Objective of ENEFEN Field Approval What Does ENEFEN Field Approval Consist Of? How Do We Do Field Approvals? Introduction to ENEFEN Database How do We Do Design and Engineering? Engineering Calculations Quality Control and Safety Compliance The End Result

4 Part I Review Introduction to ENEFEN What does ENEFEN do? Why are Field Approvals required? Safety legislation(s) behind Field Approvals Which codes do we have to comply with? What does CSA do? Who is AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) Who is IB (Inspection Body)

5 Part I Review (cont.) What is the Province Wide Variance all about? Who is responsible for compliance? Non-compliance is an offence Penalties can be imposed (monetary and jail) Bill C-45 assigns criminal liability for accidents to individuals at organizations Uncertified appliances and equipment require special inspection and approval What is the difference between “certification” and “approval”

6 Part I Review (cont.) Who can do Field Approvals? What is the accreditation all about? How about P.Eng. doing a Field Approval? Is stamping of a drawing sufficient? What documentation is required? Who will check it? What will happen if there is no proof of Field Approval? How about GRANDFATHERING?

7 Review of Compliance Requirements Primary Compliance is with the Provincial Act(s) Alberta Safety Codes Act requires compliance with: Amusement Rides Standards Building Code Electrical Code Elevating Devices Code (including Ropeways) Fire Code Gas Code Plumbing Code Pressure Equipment Safety Private Sewage Disposal Systems

8 Who is Responsible? Minister (co-ordinate and encourage) Owner (ensure compliance, maintenance, safety) Designer (ensure compliance, submit for review or registration, notify if deregistered) Manufacture (ensure compliance) Contractor (ensure compliance) Vendor (do not advertise or sell, lease or dispose of if non compliant, provide warnings if non-compliant) P.Eng. (ensure compliance) COMPLIANCE WITH ACT !!

9 Who is Not Liable? Crown Council or members of council Safety Codes Officers Accredited Agencies and their employees and officers Administrators

10 Who is a Safety Codes Officer? Individual designated by Administrator Person who holds appropriate certificate of competency and meets the requirements of regulation

11 What Can a Safety Codes Officer Do? Enter premises without warrant Carry out an inspection Review designs and evaluate quality management systems and manufacturing, construction processes Photograph or otherwise record Ask for full disclosure in writing or orally Temporary close and disconnect Require tests or evaluations Apply to Court for enforcement

12 Who Else Can Require Compliance? Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Electrical Inspector Fire Department Inspector Insurance Company

13 What does Alberta Gas Code Regulation Require? CSA B149.1-10 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code CSA B149.2-10 Propane Storage And Handling Code CSA B149.5-10 Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems on Tanks on Highway Vehicles CSA B108-99 Natural Gas Fuelling Stations Installation Code CSA B109.01 Natural Gas for Vehicles Installation Code Alberta Building Code 2006

14 Who is the CSA B149.3-10 Code For? CSA B149.3-10 Code For Field Approval of Fuel- Related Components on Appliances And Equipment CSA B149.3-10 is For Accredited Inspectors and Safety Codes Officers CSA B149.3-10 Is Not a Design Guideline CSA B149.3-10 is a MINIMUM REQUIREMENT CSA B149.3-10 is not a LAW, it is just a guideline for Field Approvals

15 What is the CSA B149.1-10 For? CSA B149.1-10 is for Installers of: Appliances, equipment, components and accessories where gas is to be used for fuel purposes Piping and tubing systems from utility termination or propane tank Vehicle natural gas refueling appliances Stationary gas engines and turbines

16 What Else Does CSA B149.1-10 Reference? CSA B149.1-10 references 50 other standards Among those standards are: B51-09 Boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping code B149.3-10 Code for Field Approvals C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part I National Building Code of Canada NRC 2005

17 What Does CSA B149.1-10 Include? Definitions Approval Requirements (B149.3) Responsibilities of the Installer (compliance, operator training, manufacturers instructions) Training and quality of labour Suitability of use Meter and Service Regulator Electrical Connections and Components Mobile Homes Hazardous Locations

18 What Does CSA B149.1-10 Include? (cont) Leak detection Appliance Clearances Appliance Accessibility Outdoor Installations Appliances in Garages Combined Heating Systems Automatic Fire Extinguishing systems High Altitude installations Odorization

19 What Does CSA B149.1-10 Include? (cont) Pressure Controls Piping and Tubing Systems (pressure drops, sizing, expansion) Venting of Pressure Controls (sizing) Installation of specific Appliances Flue Venting Combustion Air Supply Natural Gas Compressors and Cylinders Vehicle Refueling Appliances

20 Installer's Responsibilities Compliance With Above 27+ Installation Topics Use of ONLY Certified or Field Approved Appliances Testing and Commissioning of the Installation Operator / Owner Training Documentation of Installation and User Manuals Rating Plate Appropriate Inspections, and Permits

21 What Is an Inspector Looking For? Appliance Proof of Certification (sticker).......... OR Compliance with (B149.3-10) : Pilot Gas Valve Train Main Gas Valve Train Burner Additional Requirements for Liquid Propane Trains Qualifications of the Installer (Mechanical, Electrical) Installation Unions and Flanges Pressure Test Points Pressure Ratings Bleed Vents Control Devices

22 What Is an Inspector Looking For? (cont) Observation of Main Burner Flame and Ignition Source Pneumatic Control Systems Ignition Systems Combustion Safety Controls Purge Low Fire Start Temperature, Pressure and Level Safety Limits Gas pressure Safety Limits Auxiliary Fans and Dampers Special Appliance Applications Appliance Location Hazards

23 What Is an Inspector Looking For? (cont) Accessibility Explosion Relief Temperature Controllers and Sensors Fuel /Air Ratio Controllers Gas / Air Mixers and Blowers Programmable Controllers (PLC’s) Electrical Power Supply Appliance Circuits (wiring diagram) Rating Plate Initial Startup Procedure

24 What Are The Objectives Of ENEFEN Field Approval? To Systematically Review Various Aspects of Design, Assembly, Installation, Wiring, Testing, Commissioning, Documentation, Operator Training To Confirm that the Final Installation Meets or Exceeds Applicable Codes and Sound Combustion Engineering and Controls Principles. To Review Potential Hazards and Methods of their Avoidance / Mitigation To Confirm that the Installation can be Safely and Reliably Operated and Maintained in its Process and Environment


26 What Does NFN Field Approval Consist Of?

27 How Do We Do Field Approvals? Proprietary MySQL Database Of Field Approval FAQs and FRAs Google Docs and Excel Interface Client Document Tracking System Automated and Repeatable Evaluation Process Extensive Reporting Compliant with Code Requirements

28 Data Base Content Groups Client and Owner Contact Data Client Project Data Process Data Location Data Appliance Data Main / Secondary / Pilot Fuel Data Instrument Gas Data Electrical Data

29 Data Base Content Groups (cont.) Heater Shell Data Fire Tube Data Stack Data Windbox Data Flame Cell Data Main Burner Data Pilot Burner Data Combustion Air Controls Data

30 Data Base Content Groups (cont.) Heater Permissives Data BMS / FSG Data Heater Control System Main Fuel Train Pilot Fuel Train Fuel Gas Venting Controls PLC Based BMS

31 Data Base Content Groups (cont.) Factory Acceptance Testing Marking and Alarms Installation Upstream Piping Installation Mechanical / Electrical Startup and Commissioning Combustion Readings Documentation Personnel Training Heater Code Compliance Data



34 How Do We Do Design and Engineering? Standard Design Codes Client and Application Templates Automatic Drawing Generation Automatic BOM Generation Library of Computerized Engineering Subroutines Rating Plate Design Generation Provincial Application Forms Generation P.Eng. Stamping for Alberta, BC and SK



37 Engineering Calculations? Thermal Heat Transfer Fuel Mixtures Properties Thermal Oxidation Fuel Train Pressure Drop PSV Sizing Vent Line Sizing Combustion Efficiency Calculation EfficiencyGram Calculation


39 How About Quality Control and Safety Compliance? Standards Of Operations Compliant with ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation with Standards Council of Canada in Progress ENEFEN Field Approval Process Reviewed and Accepted in writing by Alberta Municipal Affairs ISNetworld Registered Health and Safety Program in Place Approved Vendor for Various Oil Companies





44 Any Questions? Please feel free to call Jozef at 780-940-3464 THANK YOU

45 Safety Legislation?

46 Code?

47 CSA B149.1 Installation Code?

48 What else is required?

49 Approval of Appliances

50 Responsibilities



53 Responsibilities of the installer

54 More responsibilities 1

55 More responsibilities 2

56 More responsibilities 3

57 Province Wide Variance


59 Prohibitions

60 Penalties


62 Administration

63 ENEFEN Approvals Accepted by AMA

64 CSA B149.3

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