Our blog is full of some great Canadian Registration Number (CRN) resources that may answer the question you have.
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, I read your article about harmonizing the CRN process, in which it is stated that we need CRN’s. I am puzzled about the benefit to […]
Recently, Cammar Corporation was asked to deliver a presentation to pressure equipment industry professionals in Drayton Valley, Alberta, about Canadian Registration Number (CRN) topics of interest. Check out the video below for a brief introduction to some of the CRN issues that were presented. If the content of the above video is something that would […]
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
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 […]
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 […]