Our blog is full of some great Canadian Registration Number (CRN) resources that may answer the question you have.
“It’s registered they said. Here’s the proof they said.” Really. Ok, so what can you believe? As an end user of pressure equipment (valves, flanges, fittings, instrumentation, vessels, boilers, thermal liquid heaters, etc), you are responsible for its safe operation in accordance with all applicable ASME codes, standards, and jurisdictional regulations. This means that you […]
Canadian Registration Numbers (CRNs) are issued by regulators before pressure equipment is sold or used in Canada. Though there are exceptions, CRN registration is generally needed for pressure equipment that contains expansible fluids at pressures greater than 15 psig. Expansible fluids include vapors, gases, and fluids that expand to a gas or vapor when exposed to […]
As the year progresses and new codes are published, there are a few things to keep a lookout for, particularly with respect to material property requirements. Two materials are of particular interest, and are reportedly likely to change with the 2019 edition of ASME Section VIII-1. The potential ramifications of these changes on pressure equipment […]
We continue to rapidly explain what is needed to properly design pressure equipment (vessels, boilers, fittings, piping systems) to get CRN registration. Many designs proposed to us are deficient for the same obvious reason and consequences that stem from it. Surprisingly enough, even established and accredited pressure equipment manufacturers sometimes don’t even know the first […]
From my years worked at ABSA as a Safety Codes Officer, together with my engineering experience in industry and now at Cammar Corporation, I have a very good idea about what the CRN number registration process problems are, including its pitfalls. I’ve evaluated and pointed out in detail the deficiencies for thousands of designs needing […]
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 […]