New Canadian B51 Boiler Code on Schedule

In August, the CSA B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code committee met for the final time before the publication of the 2019 edition scheduled for January. In addition to closing out the last of the public review items, the committee set up the structure for work to begin on the next edition. Along with Mike Poehlmann of ABSA and Izak Roux, I was please to accept appointment as vice-chair for the committee. The committee executive works with a chair and three vice-chairs, and all is now in place to begin the next code cycle. A great deal of work has gone into changes and improvements for the 2019 code, but there is already a full slate of issues to begin work on the subsequent edition.

Canary HLE

A new training organization specializing in advanced Hazardous Location Electrical competencies has launched. For those who are involved in the design and application of Hazardous Location electrical, Canary HLE is now licenced to provide the CompEx training and certification program in Canada. Brian Schneider, has been teaching the requirements internationally for several years and brings a wealth of Canadian code application to the table. He is highly recommended for both his knowledge and training style. If you or anyone you know requires the CompEx Ex 12 training, the first Canadian presentation will be held in Toronto October 1-5, 2018. For more information please visit Brian’s site