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Harmonized CRN Registration and Public Safety

Have you ever tried to sing along with the radio? Sometimes, harmony just doesn’t happen easily. Now, consider 13 people trying to sing along to the same tune. For them to sing in harmony, even with the same music, they would need to work at it quite a bit. But, I digress.

To get a Canada wide CRN (Canadian Registration Number), applications to 13 separate jurisdictions need to be considered and a comparable number of separate, independent regulatory reviews are required. Why? Well, in short, each province or territory in Canada is constitutionally responsible for legislation about public safety within their boundaries. Hence, time for parallel and separate reviews, then separate and additive fees, and then separate registrations, etc. are currently required. In this day and age, when ideas can flash around the globe at a key stroke, national CRN registration of designs (i.e. ideas) in Canada seems to be, well, quite awkward and glacial in December.

This is not to say that regulators do a bad job. On the contrary, they are needed, appreciated, and certainly do contribute to the safety of the populace by helping owners of equipment (users, manufacturers, distributors, etc.) meet safety requirements. Indeed, regulators are of particular im

CRN Number Acquisition Help

“…unless pressure equipment is exempt from legislation, it needs to be properly registered with a CRN (Canadian Registration Number) before it can be legally operated.” Whether it is a fitting, pressure vessel, boiler, or piping system that you want to get CRN registration for, Cammar Corporation can help with the design and evaluation so it […]

When CRN Numbers Are Not Required

In the previous two articles of this series, we discussed what a CRN (Canadian Registration Number) number is, and why they’re necessary.  In this article, we’re going to start talking about instances when pressure equipment does not need a CRN, and about how this is important to consider. In Canada, except for federal facilities, pressure […]

Are CRN Numbers Needed

“…more than 50% of 10,000 applications for registration in 2014 were deficient…” “…it’s unclear how new programs, without a proactive third party detailed examination of each design, can remedy this statistic.” This is the second article in the Canadian Registration Number (CRN) series. The first article, “CRN: What’s in a Number”, outlined CRN numbers, the […]

What is a CRN Number?

“One Canadian Registration Number (CRN Number) can represent millions of individual items…” Canadian Registration Numbers (CRN numbers) identify unique pressure equipment designs for use in Canada, and must meet requirements.  Each design concept has a unique number.  One Canadian Registration Number can represent millions of individual items, each with a different serial number, that all […]

What is Pressure Equipment in Canada?

Canadian jurisdictions have enacted laws to protect the public where there is danger.  And pressure equipment is potentially extremely dangerous.  Even a small air receiver, with an internal pressure of just 230 psig, has the explosive energy of about 1 lb of dynamite.  It’s defined somewhat differently across Canada, but Alberta has some pressure equipment […]