As of November 7, 2016, BC effected some changes to its safety legislation. From discussions with a BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) representative, it’s reported that they are addressing these changes to ensure that no gaps in regulatory oversight occur. It will be interesting to see how this transpires. The BCOGC now regulates oil […]
About Cameron A. Sterling
Cameron Sterling has been a Professional Mechanical Engineer since 1991 and acquired years of experience in detailed evaluation of CRN designs as a Safety Codes Officer at ABSA, the Alberta regulator. He registered thousands of them - many after revisions. He is licensed in Alberta, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as a PEng, and is also an In-service Pressure Equipment Inspector.
Entries by Cameron A. Sterling
Cammar Corp was recently asked, “If a fitting has a CRN registration with ASME B31.3 as the code of construction, it’s likely ok to use it as a ASME B31.1 design, and vice versa, right?” The short answer is a qualified “no”. Now for the long answer, with our explanation and point of view with […]
“…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 […]
“…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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
About Cammar Corporation
Cammar Corporation is the combination of engineering experiences extending back to 1989. It’s Director, Cameron Sterling, MSc, PEng, worked on staff at ABSA, the CRN regulatory authority in Alberta, as a Safety Codes Officer evaluating CRN designs. The company has a solid foundation based on honesty, service, unyielding perseverance of quality and safety, proficient regulatory and technical expertise, thoroughness and practical experience. It is licensed to practice professional engineering in Alberta and Ontario.
- CRN Number Registration Problems, Pitfalls, and the Dreaded Loop of Despair July 26, 2017
- Is a CRN Number Required? When and Why. July 21, 2017
- When Should I Apply For a CRN? And Why. July 21, 2017
- Responsibility for CRN Numbers and Safety July 3, 2017
- Bleed Ring Design Responsibility Q&A June 29, 2017