Entries by Cameron A. Sterling

CRN Reconciliation, Harmonization & History

CRN harmonization vs CRN reconciliation. Are they different things? Reconciliation has been touted as an improvement to the CRN registration process.  But is it simply a new and weaker buzzword for harmonization?  Does reconciliation increase the speed of CRN registration and reduce registration and design costs?  Are jurisdictions somehow harmonized further than they were before?  […]

Generic Designs Revisited

The truth is, fewer CRNs are better in many ways.   With fewer CRNs, it’s easier to keep track of CRN registration numbers, it’s easier to ensure the right CRN registration number is affixed to the right equipment, and it’s easier if the regulators need not be contacted as much. It’s usually possible to combine […]

Valid Canadian Registration Number (CRN) Database & Directory Info

Valid Canadian Registration Number (CRN) Database and Directory Information To ensure a strong supply chain, industry often needs to locate manufacturers of CRN registered pressure equipment. Pressure piping, vessels, boilers, and thermal liquid heating systems unexempt from CRN registration need components suitable for CRN registration and, though it can be difficult to find legitimate manufacturers, […]

Is a CRN Number Required? When and Why.

Well, hopefully this won’t sound repetitive, but CRN registration is required unless an exemption or Variance applies!  Requirements vary by province/territory – some regions have specific exemptions and others have more general ones.  Alberta has an entire regulation devoted to some exemptions.  See this article for more . And, of course, CRN registration is required […]

When Should I Apply For a CRN? And Why.

When should a CRN application be made?  This is a common question. After all, knowing when you should apply for a CRN number is important. Some people only want to know what they ‘must’ do, and they want to know the difference between requirements and suggestions. And though ‘should’ apply for a CRN really means […]

Responsibility for CRN Numbers and Safety

In this space, some questions posed by customers and industry are published in case others have similar questions. Anonymity is preserved. Check back for updates and new correspondence. Dear Cammar, If a vessel, fitting, boiler design, or some pressure piping not meeting the legislation requirements and/or that is simply not registered with a CRN number […]

Bleed Ring Design Responsibility Q&A

In this space, some questions posed by customers and industry are published in case others have similar questions. Anonymity is preserved. Check back for updates and new correspondence. Dear Cammar, Does ABSA require that bleed rings be registered or not? I don’t see anything in the pressure equipment safety regulation that exempts bleed rings from […]