Alberta issues changes to gas code regs in effect now
By Doug PicklykHPAC General
New gas code regulations came into effect on January 1, 2016 under Alberta’s Safety Codes Act. The new regulations include CSA-B149.1-15 – Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code. This code provides the minimum requirements for the installation of natural gas and propane appliances and equipment downstream of a natural gas meter or from a propane distributor’s tank. CSA-B149.2-15 – Propane Storage and Handling Code. This code provides the minimum requirements for the storage, handling, transportation and transfer of propane. CSA-B149.3-15 – Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment. This code applies to the requirements for site-specific fuel burning appliances and equipment for where there is no recognized Canadian standard.
Other code changes include: CSA-B149.5-15 – Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Tanks on Highway Vehicles; CSA-B108-14– NGV Refuelling Stations Installation Code; and CSA-B109- 14 – Natural Gas for Vehicles Installation Code.