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Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations (SOR/86-131)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2018-11-23. Previous Versions

PART VIIIProvisions Specific to Gas (continued)

Supercompressibility Factor

 For the purpose of paragraph 35(e),

  • (a) subject to paragraphs (b) and (c), the supercompressibility factor for any meter shall be established based on

    • (i) the pressure exerted by the gas within the meter and the temperature of the gas flowing through the meter as determined by continuous monitoring at the meter location,

    • (ii) the relative density, the carbon dioxide content and the nitrogen content of the gas being measured, as determined by

      • (A) a gas sampling process, if the process gives results that are representative of the gas at the meter location, or

      • (B) continuous monitoring at the meter location, and

    • (iii) if the parameters of the gas referred to in subparagraphs (i) and (ii) vary, either the time weighted or the volume weighted averages of those parameters during the period that the volume of the gas is measured by the meter;

  • (b) the supercompressibility factor for any meter for which the pressure exerted by the gas within the meter expressed on the gauge pressure scale does not exceed 207 kPa in the International system of units, or 30 psi in the Imperial system of units, may be established based on

    • (i) the pressure exerted by the gas within the meter, established and maintained through the use of a pressure factor metering regulator that has been approved and verified under section 9 of the Act,

    • (ii) an assumed flowing gas temperature of 59°F or 15°C, and

    • (iii) the relative density, the carbon dioxide content and the nitrogen content of the gas being measured as determined by a gas sampling process, if the process gives results that are representative of the gas at the meter location; or

  • (c) a supercompressibility factor of one may be used if the pressure exerted by the gas within the meter expressed on the gauge pressure scale does not exceed 700 kPa in the International system of units or 100 psi in the Imperial system of units.

  • SOR/2006-76, s. 2

Sale of Gas by Energy Units

 Where gas is sold by energy units, the number of energy units shall be the product obtained by multiplying

  • (a) the calorific power of a unit of mass of the gas by the number of the said units of mass of the gas; or

  • (b) the calorific power of a unit of volume of the gas at a certain temperature and certain pressure by the number of the said units of volume of the gas at the same certain temperature and same certain pressure.

 The calorific power of gas shall be determined by measurement or by calculation based on gas sampling and shall be expressed in terms of one of the following units:

  • (a) joules or multiples thereof, per standard cubic metre of gas, free of water vapour;

  • (b) Btu(60.5), per standard cubic foot of gas, free of water vapour; or

  • (c) joules or multiples thereof, per kilogram of gas, free of water vapour.

 In order to obtain the calorific power of gas in Btu(60.5) per cubic foot of gas free of water vapour at a pressure P expressed on the absolute pressure scale and at standard temperature, where the gas has been tested using a method that gives results in Btu(60.5) per cubic foot of gas saturated with water vapour at the pressure P and standard temperature, the results shall be multiplied by a factor equal to

P/(P - 0.25611)

 The director shall set out specifications, subject to sections 42 and 43, for determination of the calorific power of gas.

Sale of Gas by Quantity

 The director shall set out specifications, subject to sections 35 to 40, for determination of the quantity of gas.

  • SOR/89-317, s. 7(F)

PART IXLimits of Error

 The limits of error referred to in paragraph 33(k) of the Act are 3% of the amount of electricity or gas supplied.

  • SOR/95-532, s. 3
  • SOR/2009-76, s. 7

PART XFees and Charges

  •  (1) In this section, service in respect of a meter or metering installation, means to perform one or more of the following, namely, an inspection, a test, a verification or a reverification of a meter or metering installation.

  • (1.1) Where an inspector services an electricity meter or an electricity metering installation set out in column I of an item of Part I of Schedule 1, the owner of the meter or metering installation shall pay

    • (a) in the case of a metering installation or where the meter is located at the operational location, the fee set out in column II of that item; and

    • (b) where the meter is not located at the operational location, the fee set out in column III of that item.

  • (2) A person who requests an inspection or service described in column I of an item in Part II of Schedule 1 shall pay for that inspection or service the fee set out in column II of that item.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/95-333, s. 2]

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/89-425, s. 1]

  • (5) Where an inspector services a gas meter or gas metering installation set out in column I of an item of Part IV of Schedule 1, the owner of the meter or metering installation shall pay

    • (a) in the case of a metering installation or where the meter is located at the operational location, the fee set out in column II of that item; and

    • (b) where the meter is not located at the operational location, the fee set out in column III of that item.

  • (6) A person who requests an inspection or service described in column I of an item in Part V of Schedule 1 shall pay for that inspection or service the fee set out in column II of that item.

  • (7) The owner of an electricity meter or metering installation or a gas meter or metering installation who requests an inspection or service of the meter or installation shall pay, as remuneration for the time and expenses set out in column I of an item in Part VI of Schedule 1 incurred by the inspector in providing the requested inspection or service, the charges set out or referred to in column II of that item.

  • (8) A person who requests an audit described in column I of an item in Part VII of Schedule 1 shall pay the fee set out in column II of that item, in the case of item 1, on performance of the requested audit by an inspector and, in the case of item 2, on a per annum basis.

  • (9) The owner of an electricity measuring apparatus described in column I of an item in Part VIII of Schedule 1 shall pay the amount set out in column II of that item for the determination of the accuracy of the apparatus by the inspector by means of testing at points throughout the measuring range of the apparatus.

  • (10) The owner of a gas measuring apparatus described in column I of an item in Part IX of Schedule 1 shall pay the amount set out in column II of that item for the determination of the accuracy of the apparatus by the inspector by means of testing at points throughout the measuring range of the apparatus.

  • (11) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3) and (5) to (7), where an application is made in accordance with section 13 for an approval, referred to in subsection 9(4) of the Act, of a meter or a class, type or design of meter, the only charge payable for determining whether the meter or the class, type or design of meter conforms with the specifications referred to in section 12 is $25 for each half hour or part thereof so required.

  • (12) Notwithstanding subsections (1.1) and (5), where a quality monitoring meter verification program has been implemented at an organization’s service facilities and the organization has complied with the criteria set out in the quality monitoring meter verification program manual, the owner shall pay

    • (a) for each meter inspected or for each meter verified or reverified under inspection level 1 as set out in the quality monitoring meter verification program manual, the fee set out for that type of meter in column III of

      • (i) Part I of Schedule 1, for electricity meters, and

      • (ii) Part IV of Schedule 1, for gas meters;

    • (b) for each meter verified or reverified under inspection level 2 as set out in the quality monitoring meter verification program manual, two thirds of the fee set out for that type of meter in column III of

      • (i) Part I of Schedule 1, for electricity meters, and

      • (ii) Part IV of Schedule 1, for gas meters; and

    • (c) for each meter verified or reverified under inspection level 3 as set out in the quality monitoring meter verification program manual, one third of the fee set out for that type of meter in column III of

      • (i) Part I of Schedule 1, for electricity meters, and

      • (ii) Part IV of Schedule 1, for gas meters.

  • (13) Notwithstanding subsections (1), (3) and (5), no fee or charge is payable with respect to any investigation by an inspector pursuant to subsection 29(1).

  • SOR/87-212, s. 5
  • SOR/89-425, s. 1
  • SOR/95-333, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-76, s. 8
  • SOR/2014-113, s. 7
 
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