Energy Efficiency Engineering Ltd. GAS FIRED EQUIPMENT FIELD APPROVALS PART2. Jozef Jachniak, P.Eng. What will we talk about today?. Part 1 Review Review Compliance Requirements Who is Responsible and For What? Who is Safety Code Officer? Who Else May Require Compliance?
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Energy Efficiency Engineering Ltd. GAS FIRED EQUIPMENT FIELD APPROVALS PART2 Jozef Jachniak, P.Eng.
What will we talk about today? • Part 1 Review • Review Compliance Requirements • Who is Responsible and For What? • Who is Safety Code Officer? • Who Else May Require Compliance? • What Does Alberta Gas Code Regulation Require? • Who is the CSA B149.3 For? • Who is the CSA B149.1 For? • What is the CSA B149.1 All About? • What is an Inspector Looking For?
What will we talk about today? (cont.) • What Is the Objective of ENEFEN Field Approval • What Does ENEFEN Field Approval Consist Of? • How Do We Do Field Approvals? • Introduction to ENEFEN Database • How do We Do Design and Engineering? • Engineering Calculations • Quality Control and Safety Compliance • The End Result
Part I Review • Introduction to ENEFEN • What does ENEFEN do? • Why are Field Approvals required? • Safety legislation(s) behind Field Approvals • Which codes do we have to comply with? • What does CSA do? • Who is AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) • Who is IB (Inspection Body)
Part I Review (cont.) • What is the Province Wide Variance all about? • Who is responsible for compliance? • Non-compliance is an offence • Penalties can be imposed (monetary and jail) • Bill C-45 assigns criminal liability for accidents to individuals at organizations • Uncertified appliances and equipment require special inspection and approval • What is the difference between “certification” and “approval”
Part I Review (cont.) • Who can do Field Approvals? • What is the accreditation all about? • How about P.Eng. doing a Field Approval? • Is stamping of a drawing sufficient? • What documentation is required? • Who will check it? • What will happen if there is no proof of Field Approval? • How about GRANDFATHERING?
Review of Compliance Requirements • Primary Compliance is with the Provincial Act(s) • Alberta Safety Codes Act requires compliance with: • Amusement Rides Standards • Building Code • Electrical Code • Elevating Devices Code (including Ropeways) • Fire Code • Gas Code • Plumbing Code • Pressure Equipment Safety • Private Sewage Disposal Systems
Who is Responsible? • Minister (co-ordinate and encourage) • Owner (ensure compliance, maintenance, safety) • Designer (ensure compliance, submit for review or registration, notify if deregistered) • Manufacture (ensure compliance) • Contractor (ensure compliance) • Vendor (do not advertise or sell, lease or dispose of if non compliant, provide warnings if non-compliant) • P.Eng. (ensure compliance) • COMPLIANCE WITH ACT !!
Who is Not Liable? • Crown • Council or members of council • Safety Codes Officers • Accredited Agencies and their employees and officers • Administrators
Who is a Safety Codes Officer? • Individual designated by Administrator • Person who holds appropriate certificate of competency and meets the requirements of regulation
What Can a Safety Codes Officer Do? • Enter premises without warrant • Carry out an inspection • Review designs and evaluate quality management systems and manufacturing, construction processes • Photograph or otherwise record • Ask for full disclosure in writing or orally • Temporary close and disconnect • Require tests or evaluations • Apply to Court for enforcement
Who Else Can Require Compliance? • Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) • Electrical Inspector • Fire Department Inspector • Insurance Company
What does Alberta Gas Code Regulation Require? • CSA B149.1-10 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code • CSA B149.2-10 Propane Storage And Handling Code • CSA B149.5-10 Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems on Tanks on Highway Vehicles • CSA B108-99 Natural Gas Fuelling Stations Installation Code • CSA B109.01 Natural Gas for Vehicles Installation Code • Alberta Building Code 2006
Who is the CSA B149.3-10 Code For? • CSA B149.3-10 Code For Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances And Equipment • CSA B149.3-10 is For Accredited Inspectors and Safety Codes Officers • CSA B149.3-10 Is Not a Design Guideline • CSA B149.3-10 is a MINIMUM REQUIREMENT • CSA B149.3-10 is not a LAW, it is just a guideline for Field Approvals
What is the CSA B149.1-10 For? • CSA B149.1-10 is for Installers of: • Appliances, equipment, components and accessories where gas is to be used for fuel purposes • Piping and tubing systems from utility termination or propane tank • Vehicle natural gas refueling appliances • Stationary gas engines and turbines
What Else Does CSA B149.1-10 Reference? • CSA B149.1-10 references 50 other standards • Among those standards are: • B51-09 Boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping code • B149.3-10 Code for Field Approvals • C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part I • National Building Code of Canada NRC 2005
What Does CSA B149.1-10 Include? • Definitions • Approval Requirements (B149.3) • Responsibilities of the Installer (compliance, operator training, manufacturers instructions) • Training and quality of labour • Suitability of use • Meter and Service Regulator • Electrical Connections and Components • Mobile Homes • Hazardous Locations
What Does CSA B149.1-10 Include? (cont) • Leak detection • Appliance Clearances • Appliance Accessibility • Outdoor Installations • Appliances in Garages • Combined Heating Systems • Automatic Fire Extinguishing systems • High Altitude installations • Odorization
What Does CSA B149.1-10 Include? (cont) • Pressure Controls • Piping and Tubing Systems (pressure drops, sizing, expansion) • Venting of Pressure Controls (sizing) • Installation of specific Appliances • Flue Venting • Combustion Air Supply • Natural Gas Compressors and Cylinders • Vehicle Refueling Appliances
Installer's Responsibilities • Compliance With Above 27+ Installation Topics • Use of ONLY Certified or Field Approved Appliances • Testing and Commissioning of the Installation • Operator / Owner Training • Documentation of Installation and User Manuals • Rating Plate • Appropriate Inspections, and Permits
What Is an Inspector Looking For? • Appliance Proof of Certification (sticker).......... OR • Compliance with (B149.3-10) : • Pilot Gas Valve Train • Main Gas Valve Train • Burner • Additional Requirements for Liquid Propane Trains • Qualifications of the Installer (Mechanical, Electrical) • Installation • Unions and Flanges • Pressure Test Points • Pressure Ratings • Bleed Vents Control Devices
What Is an Inspector Looking For? (cont) • Observation of Main Burner Flame and Ignition Source • Pneumatic Control Systems • Ignition Systems • Combustion Safety Controls • Purge • Low Fire Start • Temperature, Pressure and Level Safety Limits • Gas pressure Safety Limits • Auxiliary Fans and Dampers • Special Appliance Applications • Appliance Location Hazards
What Is an Inspector Looking For? (cont) • Accessibility • Explosion Relief • Temperature Controllers and Sensors • Fuel /Air Ratio Controllers • Gas / Air Mixers and Blowers • Programmable Controllers (PLC’s) • Electrical Power Supply • Appliance Circuits (wiring diagram) • Rating Plate • Initial Startup Procedure
What Are The Objectives Of ENEFEN Field Approval? • To Systematically Review Various Aspects of Design, Assembly, Installation, Wiring, Testing, Commissioning, Documentation, Operator Training • To Confirm that the Final Installation Meets or Exceeds Applicable Codes and Sound Combustion Engineering and Controls Principles. • To Review Potential Hazards and Methods of their Avoidance / Mitigation • To Confirm that the Installation can be Safely and Reliably Operated and Maintained in its Process and Environment
What Does NFN Field Approval Consist Of? • EVALUATION • ENGINEERING & DESIGN • DESIGN APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE • FIELD INSPECTION
How Do We Do Field Approvals? • Proprietary MySQL Database Of Field Approval FAQs and FRAs • Google Docs and Excel Interface • Client Document Tracking System • Automated and Repeatable Evaluation Process • Extensive Reporting Compliant with Code Requirements
Data Base Content Groups • Client and Owner Contact Data • Client Project Data • Process Data • Location Data • Appliance Data • Main / Secondary / Pilot Fuel Data • Instrument Gas Data • Electrical Data
Data Base Content Groups (cont.) • Heater Shell Data • Fire Tube Data • Stack Data • Windbox Data • Flame Cell Data • Main Burner Data • Pilot Burner Data • Combustion Air Controls Data
Data Base Content Groups (cont.) • Heater Permissives Data • BMS / FSG Data • Heater Control System • Main Fuel Train • Pilot Fuel Train • Fuel Gas Venting • Controls • PLC Based BMS
Factory Acceptance Testing • Marking and Alarms • Installation Upstream Piping • Installation Mechanical / Electrical • Startup and Commissioning • Combustion Readings • Documentation • Personnel Training • Heater Code Compliance Data Data Base Content Groups (cont.)
How Do We Do Design and Engineering? • Standard Design Codes • Client and Application Templates • Automatic Drawing Generation • Automatic BOM Generation • Library of Computerized Engineering Subroutines • Rating Plate Design Generation • Provincial Application Forms Generation • P.Eng. Stamping for Alberta, BC and SK
Engineering Calculations? • Thermal Heat Transfer • Fuel Mixtures Properties • Thermal Oxidation • Fuel Train Pressure Drop • PSV Sizing • Vent Line Sizing • Combustion Efficiency Calculation • EfficiencyGram Calculation
How About Quality Control and Safety Compliance? • Standards Of Operations Compliant with ISO/IEC 17020 • Accreditation with Standards Council of Canada in Progress • ENEFEN Field Approval Process Reviewed and Accepted in writing by Alberta Municipal Affairs • ISNetworld Registered • Health and Safety Program in Place • Approved Vendor for Various Oil Companies
Any Questions? Please feel free to call Jozef at 780-940-3464 THANK YOU