Pressure Equipment

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 definitions that are good benchmarks to consider The most common types of pressure equipment are classified as:

  • boilers,
  • pressure vessels,
  • pressure fittings, and
  • pressure piping systems.

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