Marine Machinery Regulations (SOR/90-264)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Application

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), these Regulations apply in respect of every ship as defined in Part XV of the Act.

  • (2) These Regulations do not apply in respect of a pleasure yacht or a non-passenger, non-self-propelled ship, except in respect of

    • (a) propulsion system boilers on board a pleasure yacht, where the yacht is in excess of five tons gross tonnage; and

    • (b) boilers and compressed air receivers on board a non-passenger, non-self-propelled ship carrying a crew where the ship

      • (i) may operate or ply on voyages more than 15 miles from land, or

      • (ii) does not operate or ply on voyages more than 15 miles from land and the boilers or compressed air receivers have an assigned working pressure in excess of 103 kPa.

Construction and Installation Standards

  •  (1) Any machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV that is constructed after the coming into force of these Regulations shall be constructed and installed in a ship in accordance with the following standards or specifications in force at the time the construction is commenced:

    • (a) the standards or specifications in the rules or codes under which the machinery is being constructed; and

    • (b) the design specifications set out in each item of Part I of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV and the general design specifications set out in Schedule XVI.

  • (2) In the event of any inconsistency between the standards or specifications referred to in paragraph (1)(a) and the specifications referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the specifications referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall prevail.

  • (3) Any machinery referred to in subsection (1) that has been constructed in accordance with the standards or specifications in rules or codes of an approved classification society may be installed in a ship in accordance with the rules or codes of another approved classification society.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), major repairs to machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV that was constructed before or after the coming into force of these Regulations, including the reinstallation of components associated with the machinery following the major repairs, shall be made in accordance with the standards or specifications referred to in subsection 4(1) in force at the time the major repairs are commenced.

  • (2) Where making major repairs in accordance with subsection (1) would be impracticable or inappropriate, the major repairs may be made in accordance with the standards or specifications relating to construction set out in the regulations in force at the time construction of the machinery commenced.

Plans

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (5), plans of machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV required by these Regulations to be inspected shall be submitted to the Board prior to the commencement of any inspection.

  • (2) Where machinery is constructed or installed after the coming into force of these Regulations, the plans shall be submitted to the Board prior to the commencement of construction or installation of the machinery, as the case may be.

  • (3) The plans shall

    • (a) be in quadruplicate unless the Board specifies that fewer than four plans are required, in English or French and in fully dimensioned form;

    • (b) include the information set out in each item of Part II of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV;

    • (c) indicate the approved classification society in accordance with the rules or codes of which the machinery will be or was constructed or installed; and

    • (d) reflect the standards and specifications referred to in subsection 4(1).

  • (4) The Board may require that additional information referred to in Part II of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV be included in the plans.

  • (5) The plans need not be submitted to the Board if plans that conform to these Regulations for identical machinery have previously been submitted to the Board.

  • (6) The submitted plans shall be inspected by an inspector and where the plans meet the requirements set out in paragraphs (3)(a) to (d) and subsection (4) shall be stamped to indicate that the plans comply with those requirements.

  • SOR/2015-161, s. 3(F)

Material Testing and Marking

 Specimen pieces of any material to be used in the construction of or repairs to machinery referred to in subsection 4(1) and required by the rules or codes under which the machinery is to be constructed to be tested prior to use shall be identified and shall, in the presence of an inspector, undergo, prior to the commencement of construction or repairs, the tests set out in those rules or codes.

  • SOR/2015-161, s. 4
  •  (1) An inspector referred to in section 7 shall, prior to the commencement of a test, be provided with evidence that shows that all the material testing equipment to be used is in correct operational condition and adjustment.

  • (2) The evidence referred to in subsection (1) may consist of current reports or certificates issued by an equipment testing organization that is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.

 On completion of the tests in the presence of an inspector, referred to in section 7, the material shall be permanently marked in the presence of that inspector with

  • (a) the information on the material test certificate set out in Schedule XVII under the heading “MARKING — MARQUES”; and

  • (b) the Federal Identity Symbol as printed on a stamp provided by the inspector.

 An inspector shall issue a material test certificate in respect of a material in the form set out in Schedule XVII where

  • (a) the specimen pieces of the material meet the test requirements set out in the rules or codes referred to in section 7; and

  • (b) the material has been marked in accordance with section 9.

  •  (1) Notwithstanding sections 7 and 9, an exclusive surveyor to an approved classification society or a metallurgist certified by a provincial government or by any other authority having similar certification standards may witness the tests and marking referred to in those sections.

  • (2) Where an exclusive surveyor or metallurgist referred to in subsection (1) witnesses the tests and marking of a material,

    • (a) the material test certificate shall include all testing information, bear the identification symbol of the employer of the exclusive surveyor or metallurgist and be signed by the exclusive surveyor or metallurgist; and

    • (b) the permanent marking on the material shall include the identification symbol of the employer of the exclusive surveyor or metallurgist.

Construction and Installation Inspections

  •  (1) Subject to section 15, all machinery referred to in subsections 4(1) and 5(1) shall be inspected by an inspector during construction, installation and major repair.

  • (2) An inspection referred to in subsection (1) shall consist of the completion of each item set out in Part III of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV.

 No inspection of machinery shall be carried out unless the tests and marking referred to in sections 7 to 9 have been completed and the material test certificates referred to in section 10 or 11 have been provided to the inspector.

 No pressure vessel referred to in Schedules I to III shall be inspected unless the following conditions have been met:

  • (a) the manufacturer’s construction and testing facilities have, prior to the commencement of construction of the pressure vessel in accordance with these Regulations, been inspected by an inspector and the inspector has submitted a report thereon to the Board; and

  • (b) the Board has determined on the basis of the report that the facilities are, in accordance with the state of the art, suitable for the construction or testing of boilers or unfired pressure vessels of Class 1, 2 or 3, as the case may be.

  •  (1) No inspection of standardized and mass-produced machinery is required where

    • (a) the manufacturer has established and continuously applied, throughout the construction and testing of the machinery, quality control procedures that meet the requirements of paragraphs (2)(b) and (c); and

    • (b) the manufacturer provides to the Board in respect of the machinery the following documentary information:

      • (i) the model and serial number of the machinery,

      • (ii) confirmation that materials testing was carried out and that the materials meet the requirements of the rules or codes under which the machinery was constructed,

      • (iii) confirmation that the machinery was constructed in accordance with these Regulations,

      • (iv) confirmation that the machinery was tested in accordance with these Regulations on completion of the construction, and

      • (v) the permanent identification marking of the manufacturer and the location of the marking on the machinery.

  • (2) The Board may approve the quality control procedures of a manufacturer where

    • (a) the manufacturer has submitted to the Board full documentation covering the quality control procedures being applied, including periodic auditing arrangements;

    • (b) the quality control procedures and the construction and testing facilities have been inspected

      • (i) by an inspector and the inspector has submitted a report thereon to the Board, or

      • (ii) by an exclusive surveyor to an approved classification society and the surveyor has submitted a report thereon to the approved classification society, the society has accepted the report and issued an acceptance certificate in respect of the inspection and a copy of the certificate has been submitted to the Board; and

    • (c) the Board has determined on the basis of the documentation submitted that the manufacturer’s facilities and quality control procedures are, in accordance with the state of the art, suitable for the construction and testing of the machinery.

 
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