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Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (SOR/2016-151)

Regulations are current to 2020-10-05 and last amended on 2020-09-21. Previous Versions

PART 1Boilers and Heaters (continued)

Application

Marginal note:Rated capacity at least 10.5 GJ/h

  •  (1) This Part applies in respect of a pre-existing, transitional or modern boiler or heater located in a regulated facility that is used or designed to combust gaseous fossil fuel and that has a rated capacity of at least 10.5 GJ/h.

  • Marginal note:Regulated facilities

    (2) The following are the regulated facilities:

    • (a) oil and gas facilities;

    • (b) oil sands facilities;

    • (c) chemicals facilities;

    • (d) nitrogen-based fertilizer facilities;

    • (e) pulp and paper facilities;

    • (f) base metals facilities;

    • (g) potash facilities;

    • (h) alumina facilities and aluminum facilities;

    • (i) power plants;

    • (j) iron, steel and ilmenite facilities;

    • (k) iron ore pelletizing facilities; and

    • (l) cement manufacturing facilities.

  • Marginal note:Excluded boilers and heaters

    (3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), this Part does not apply in respect of the following types of boiler or heater:

    • (a) a heater that is used to dry, bake or calcinate materials, including a kiln as defined in section 101 and an anode-baking furnace;

    • (b) a heater that is used in any process to chemically transform ore or intermediate products into bulk metallic products;

    • (c) a coke oven battery;

    • (d) a heater or boiler that is designed to combust coke oven gas;

    • (e) a blast furnace stove;

    • (f) a heater or boiler that is designed to combust blast furnace gas;

    • (g) an ethylene cracker;

    • (h) a steam methane reformer;

    • (i) a reheat furnace;

    • (j) a boiler or heater that is used only for activities that are subsequent to the hot rolling of steel into basic shapes at an iron, steel and ilmenite facility;

    • (k) a chemical recovery boiler;

    • (l) a biomass boiler or biomass heater;

    • (m) a heat-recovery steam generator;

    • (n) a boiler that combusts exhaust gases that arise from the partial combustion of coke in a vessel integrated with a fluid coking unit; and

    • (o) a boiler or heater that is used only in the start-up of a facility or process and operated for fewer than 500 hours in each previous year of its operation.

  • Marginal note:Percentage of input energy

    (4) For the purpose of paragraph (3)(l), the percentage of the input energy in a biomass boiler’s or biomass heater’s combustion chamber resulting from the introduction of biomass is to be determined, for a given hour while the boiler or heater is in a steady state, by the formula

    Ebio/(Ebio + Ecng + Egff + Eo + Es) × 100

    where

    Ebio
    is the input energy resulting from the introduction of biomass for the given hour, determined by the formula

    Qbio × HHVbio

    where

    Qbio
    is the quantity of the biomass combusted during the given hour, as measured by a flow meter on the input, expressed in kl for liquid biomass and in t for solid biomass, and
    HHVbio
    is the higher heating value of the biomass combusted during the given hour, expressed in GJ/kl for liquid biomass and in GJ/t for solid biomass, being
    • (a) the higher heating value determined in accordance with any of the required HHV methods set out in section 22 that apply, or

    • (b) the default higher heating value set out in column 2 of the applicable table to Schedule 3 for the type of fuel set out in column 1;

    Ecng
    is the input energy resulting from the introduction of commercial grade natural gas for the given hour, determined by the formula

    Qcng × HHVcng

    where

    Qcng
    is the quantity of the commercial grade natural gas combusted during the given hour, as measured by a flow meter on the input, expressed in standard m3, and
    HHVcng
    is the higher heating value of the commercial grade natural gas combusted during the given hour, expressed in GJ/standard m3, being
    • (a) the higher heating value determined in accordance with any of the required HHV methods set out in section 22 that apply, or

    • (b) 0.03793;

    Egff
    is the input energy resulting from the introduction of gaseous fossil fuel, other than commercial grade natural gas, for the given hour, determined by the formula

    Qgff × HHVgff

    where

    Qgff
    is the quantity of the gaseous fossil fuel, other than commercial grade natural gas, combusted during the given hour, as measured by a flow meter on the input, expressed in standard m3, and
    HHVgff
    is the higher heating value of the gaseous fossil fuel, other than commercial grade natural gas, combusted during the given hour, expressed in GJ/standard m3, determined in accordance with any of the required HHV methods set out in section 22 that apply;
    Eo
    is the input energy resulting from the introduction of a fuel other than biomass or gaseous fossil fuel during the given hour, determined by the formula

    Σi(Qi × HHVi)

    where

    Qi
    is the quantity of the ith fuel, other than gaseous fossil fuel, combusted during the given hour, as measured by a flow meter on the input, expressed in standard m3 for gaseous fuels, in kl for liquid fuels and in t for solid fuels,
    HHVi
    is the higher heating value of the ith fuel, other than gaseous fossil fuel, combusted during the given hour, expressed in GJ/standard m3 for gaseous fuels, in GJ/kl for liquid fuels and in GJ/t for solid fuels, being
    • (a) the higher heating value determined in accordance with any of the required HHV methods set out in section 22 that apply, or

    • (b) the default higher heating value set out in column 2 of the applicable table to Schedule 3 for the type of fuel set out in column 1, and

    i
    is the ith fuel, other than biomass or gaseous fossil fuel, combusted, where i goes from 1 to n and where n is the number of those fuels combusted; and
    Es
    is the input energy, expressed in GJ, that originates from a source other than the combustion of fuel in the boiler’s or heater’s combustion chamber during the given hour, determined in accordance with generally accepted engineering principles.
  • Marginal note:Request for information

    (5) A responsible person for a biomass boiler or biomass heater must, on the Minister’s request, provide to the Minister any of the following:

    • (a) information and supporting documents obtained from the manufacturer of the boiler or heater that demonstrates that it is a biomass boiler or biomass heater, as the case may be; or

    • (b) the results of a field test that

      • (i) was conducted for a period of at least one hour, by a person who is independent of all responsible persons for the boiler or heater and demonstrates that the boiler or heater is a biomass boiler or biomass heater, as the case may be, and that the percentage referred to in subsection (4) has been determined in accordance with that subsection, and

      • (ii) is supported by documents in the possession of a responsible person for the boiler or heater that establish that the independent person referred to in subparagraph (i)

        • (A) is an engineer who is, under the laws of the province in which the biomass boiler or biomass heater is located, authorized to practise engineering in relation to combustion equipment, or

        • (B) has demonstrated knowledge of, and at least five years’ experience as the technical lead of projects that involved, the design of combustion equipment.

  • SOR/2020-205, s. 2
 
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