Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/87-612)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-05-23. Previous Versions

PART VElevating Devices (continued)

Repair and Maintenance

 Repair and maintenance of elevating devices and safety devices attached thereto shall be performed by a qualified person appointed by the employer.

PART VIBoilers and Pressure Vessels

[SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)]

Interpretation

 In this Part,

inspector

inspector means a qualified person recognized under the laws of Canada or of a province as qualified to inspect boilers, pressure vessels or piping systems; (inspecteur)

maximum allowable working pressure

maximum allowable working pressure means the maximum allowable working pressure set out in the record referred to in section 6.12; (pression de fonctionnement maximale autorisée)

maximum temperature

maximum temperature means the maximum temperature set out in the record referred to in section 6.12; (température maximale)

piping system

piping system means an assembly of pipes, pipe fittings, valves, safety devices, pumps, compressors and other fixed equipment that contains a gas, vapour or liquid and is connected to a boiler or pressure vessel. (réseau de canalisation)

  • SOR/94-165, s. 17(F)
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

Application

 This Part does not apply to

  • (a) a heating boiler that has a heating surface of 3 m2 or less;

  • (b) a pressure vessel that has a capacity of 40 L or less;

  • (c) a pressure vessel that is installed for use at a pressure of 100 kPa or less;

  • (d) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 150 mm or less;

  • (e) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 600 mm or less and that is used for the storage of hot water;

  • (f) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 600 mm or less and that is connected to a water-pumping system containing air that is compressed to serve as a cushion; or

  • (g) a refrigeration plant that has a capacity of 18 kW or less of refrigeration.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

Construction, Testing and Installation

 Every boiler, pressure vessel and piping system used in a work place shall be constructed, tested and installed by a qualified person.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

Use, Operation, Repair, Alteration and Maintenance

  •  (1) No person shall use a boiler, pressure vessel or piping system unless it has been inspected by an inspector in accordance with subsection (2).

  • (2) Every boiler, pressure vessel and piping system shall be inspected in accordance with sections 6.8 to 6.10

    • (a) after installation; and

    • (b) after any welding, alteration or repair is carried out on it.

  • SOR/94-165, s. 18
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

 Every boiler, pressure vessel and piping system in use at a work place shall be operated, maintained and repaired by a qualified person.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

 No person shall alter, interfere with or render inoperative any fitting attached to a boiler, pressure vessel or piping system except for the purpose of adjusting or testing the fitting.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

Buried Pressure Vessels

 Notice of a proposed backfilling over a buried pressure vessel shall be given to the Minister before the backfilling is begun.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/2014-148, s. 23

Inspections

  •  (1) Subject to section 6.9, every boiler, pressure vessel and piping system in use in a work place shall be inspected

    • (a) externally, at least once each year; and

    • (b) internally, at least once every five years.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a pressure vessel that is buried.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)
  •  (1) Where a pressure vessel is used to store anhydrous ammonia, a hydrostatic test at a pressure equal to one and one-half times the maximum allowable working pressure shall be conducted at least once every five years.

  • (2) The integrity of a pressure vessel that is a part of a motion compensator system or blowout preventer shall be verified at least once every five years by

    • (a) where practicable, an internal inspection; or

    • (b) where an internal inspection is not practicable, by a hydrostatic test or other non-destructive test method.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)
  •  (1) Where more than five years have elapsed since the date of the last test and inspection of a Halon container, the container shall not be recharged without a test of container strength and a complete visual inspection being carried out.

  • (2) A Halon container that has been continuously in service without being discharged may be retained in service for a maximum of 20 years after the date of the last test and inspection, at which time it shall be emptied, subjected to a test of container strength and a complete visual inspection and re-marked before being placed back in service.

  • (3) Where a Halon container has been subjected to unusual corrosion, shock or vibration, a complete visual inspection and a test of container strength shall be carried out.

  • SOR/94-165, s. 19

 In addition to the requirements of sections 6.8 to 6.10, every boiler, pressure vessel and piping system in use at a work place shall be inspected by a qualified person as frequently as is necessary to ensure that the boiler, pressure vessel or piping system is safe for its intended use.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

Records

  •  (1) A record of each inspection carried out under sections 6.4 and 6.8 to 6.11 shall be completed by the inspector or qualified person who carried out the inspection.

  • (2) Every record referred to in subsection (1)

    • (a) shall be signed by the inspector or qualified person who carried out the inspection; and

    • (b) shall include

      • (i) the date of the inspection,

      • (ii) the identification and location of the boiler, pressure vessel or piping system that was inspected,

      • (iii) the maximum allowable working pressure and the maximum temperature at which the boiler or pressure vessel may be operated,

      • (iv) a declaration as to whether the boiler, pressure vessel or piping system meets the standards prescribed by this Part,

      • (v) a declaration as to whether, in the opinion of the inspector or qualified person who carried out the inspection, the boiler, pressure vessel or piping system is safe for its intended use,

      • (vi) where appropriate in the opinion of the inspector or qualified person who carried out the inspection, recommendations regarding the need for more frequent inspections or tests than are required by section 6.8, 6.9 or 6.10, and

      • (vii) any other observation that the inspector or qualified person who carried out considers relevant to the safety of employees.

  • (3) The employer shall keep every record referred to in subsection (1) for one year after the date that the next inspection is required by this Part.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 15(F)

PART VIILevels of Lighting

Application

 This Part does not apply to the bridge of a drilling unit or floating production facility.

General

  •  (1) The levels of lighting prescribed in this Part shall, where reasonably practicable, be provided by a lighting system installed by the employer.

  • (2) Where it is not reasonably practicable to comply with subsection (1), the employer shall provide portable lighting that gives the prescribed levels of lighting.

  • SOR/94-165, s. 20(F)
 
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