Marine Machinery Regulations (SOR/90-264)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-29 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Component Inspection Certificate and Marking

 Subject to section 17, where an inspector has carried out a construction inspection of machinery in accordance with subsection 12(2), the inspector shall issue a component inspection certificate in the form set out in Schedule XVIII for each component of that machinery that is constructed in accordance with these Regulations.

 Before issuing a component inspection certificate, an inspector shall ensure that the component is marked with the information on the certificate referred to in section 16 under the heading “MARKING — MARQUES”, including the Federal Identity Symbol.

  •  (1) The marking referred to in section 17 shall be conspicuous and not readily effaced, covered or removed, and shall be located

    • (a) in the case of a hot-water boiler or a steam boiler, adjacent to an access or visual inspection opening;

    • (b) in the case of an unfired pressure vessel, on an end plate;

    • (c) in the case of a shaft, on the flange rim;

    • (d) in the case of a propeller, on the hub; and

    • (e) in the case of any other component, adjacent to the manufacturer’s permanent identification marking.

  • (2) Where a component cannot be marked on a location referred to in subsection (1) because marking on the location would be physically impossible or unsafe or the marking would not be readily visible, the inspector may accept another suitable location for the marking.

Periodic General Inspections and Periodic Special Inspections

  •  (1) No inspection, other than an inspection referred to in sections 24 and 25, shall be carried out pursuant to section 316 of the Act unless a component inspection certificate has been issued for each component.

  • (2) Where machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV is subject to an inspection referred to in subsection (1) at one year or four year intervals, an inspector shall carry out a periodic general inspection that consists of an external inspection of the machinery comprising an inspection or the completion of each item set out in Division I of Part IV of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV.

  •  (1) Machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV is subject to a periodic special inspection by an inspector in accordance with subsection (2) and shall consist of an external and an internal inspection of the machinery comprising an inspection of each item set out in Subdivision I of Division II of Part IV of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV.

  • (2) Periodic special inspections shall be carried out

    • (a) at the intervals set out in Subdivision II of Division II of Part IV of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV; and

    • (b) at the time of the periodic general inspection, where during the periodic general inspection the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that there are internal defects in the machinery.

 Where a periodic special inspection is required in accordance with paragraph 20(2)(a), a periodic general inspection shall be carried out, as soon as practicable, subsequent to the reassembly of the machinery that was inspected.

 Where machinery is to be inspected in accordance with these Regulations, the ship owner shall ensure that the machinery is opened up and cleaned and the removable components are removed, as required by the inspector.

Continuous Periodic Special Inspections

  •  (1) On a written request to the Board by a ship owner, the Board may approve a system of continuous periodic special inspections where the inspection requirements referred to in paragraph 20(2)(a) are complied with according to a cycle in which approximately the same number of components is inspected in each 12-month period.

  • (2) An up-to-date record indicating the status of the continuous periodic special inspection of the various components on board a ship shall be maintained by the Board and a copy of the record shall be forwarded to the ship or owner of the ship, on request.

  • (3) Where, in the course of a continuous periodic special inspection, a defect is found in a component and the nature of the defect and the operational conditions indicate that there may be a similar defect in a related or similar component on board the ship, the inspector may require that the related or similar component also be inspected during the inspection.

Foreign Machinery

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV that is installed in a foreign ship which ship has never been registered in Canada and is registered in Canada for the first time after the coming into force of these Regulations shall, prior to the ship’s service as a Canadian ship, be subject to a first periodic general inspection and a first periodic special inspection.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV that is constructed in a foreign country and is brought into Canada for installation in a Canadian ship shall be subject to a first periodic general inspection and a first periodic special inspection prior to its use.

  • (3) A first periodic special inspection of any machinery referred to in subsections (1) and (2) is not required where

    • (a) a certificate is submitted to the Board showing

      • (i) that the construction and, as applicable, the installation of the machinery were inspected by an exclusive surveyor to an approved classification society,

      • (ii) that the machinery conforms to the rules or codes under which the machinery was constructed that were in force at the time the machinery was constructed, and

      • (iii) the form and location of identification symbols of the approved classification society on the machinery;

    • (b) in the case of machinery that has been installed in a ship, valid certificates of periodic class survey by an exclusive surveyor to an approved classification society are submitted to the Board;

    • (c) the inspector determines, on the basis of the first periodic general inspection,

      • (i) in the case of machinery referred to in subsection (1), that the machinery conforms to standards and specifications set out in regulations in force at the time the machinery was constructed, and

      • (ii) in the case of machinery referred to in subsection (2), that the machinery conforms to design specifications set out in regulations in force at the time the machinery was constructed; and

    • (d) in the case of a pressure vessel, certificates of an approved classification society under the rules and codes of which the pressure, vessel was constructed, showing that the manufacturer’s construction and testing facilities were in compliance with those rules or codes, are submitted to the Board.

  • (4) Where a first periodic special inspection is not required pursuant to subsection (3), a periodic special inspection shall be carried out on the due date of the next periodic special survey of the approved classification society under which the ship is classed.

  • (5) Notwithstanding subsection 6(1), a first periodic general inspection of machinery referred to in subsection (1) may take place prior to submission of the plans of the machinery where the applicable certificates referred to in subsection (3) have been submitted to the Board.

  • (6) Plans of machinery referred to in subsection (1) shall be submitted to the Board on a day that is not later than three months prior to the first periodic special inspection of the machinery.

  • (7) Where, in accordance with paragraph (3)(a), a certificate has been submitted to the Board and the machinery bears the identification symbol of the approved classification society, the component inspection certificate set out in Schedule XVIII is not required to be issued.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), machinery referred to in Schedules I to XV that is installed in a foreign ship that was previously registered in Canada before the coming into force of these Regulations and is re-registered in Canada after the coming into force of these Regulations shall be subject to a periodic general inspection and a periodic special inspection.

  • (2) The periodic special inspection referred to in subsection (1) is not required where

    • (a) the inspector determines on the basis of the periodic general inspection that the machinery conforms to standards and specifications set out in regulations in force at the time the machinery was constructed; and

    • (b) valid certificates of periodic class survey by an exclusive surveyor to an approved classification society are submitted to the Board.

  • (3) Where a periodic special inspection is not required pursuant to subsection (2), a periodic special inspection shall be carried out on the due date of the next periodic special survey of the approved classification society under which the ship is classed.

 
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