Our inventory system may not recognize the Unique Identification (UID) Number on your ROI.
Please email the appropriate UID request form to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will review:
If the owner’s name on your ROI is similar to the owner’s name that TSSA displays on your inventory page in the portal, use TSSA’s version of the name on this and future ROIs.
If the owner’s name seems entirely different, please email email@example.com. TSSA will investigate to see if there has been a change of ownership and will update our records if necessary.
We will notify you once you can resubmit the ROI.
Insurance cancellations work the same way. If the owner’s name is not identical but similar, use the name displayed on the inventory page in the portal—otherwise, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send an email to email@example.com. TSSA will investigate and resolve the issue.
The portal makes it easier to complete the COI process after an insurer has conducted an inspection:
Yes. Each contact or portal user will need to register separately on the portal.
To set up another portal user, email the contact’s first and last name, email address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The portal supports Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Using another browser, such as Firefox or Safari, may cause an error.
If you use Chrome or Edge and are still experiencing errors, please contact email@example.com.
If you need to update your information before you validate an ROI, please fill out the appropriate form below.
TSSA will review the information, reach out with any questions, and update our records.
Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will update our database:
Registered legal entity name (as found in the Ontario Business Registry).
Corporation or business identification number.
Primary office address.
Preferred communication method (mail or email).
If your device does not have a Unique Identification (UID) Number that was assigned after the device had an Initial Inspection, your ROI will not appear in the portal. (Owners or insurers must obtain this number before an ROI can be uploaded to the portal.)
Check with your insurer if they have submitted a Request for UID form to TSSA. If they have, the request is in our queue, and it will be processed in the order it was received.
Once the UID has been assigned, your insurer will be able to upload the ROI for you to approve and pay for the COI via the portal.
If you believe your device has a UID, but the ROI is still not appearing in the portal, please contact your insurer.
If your insurer has uploaded your ROI, but you still can’t see it, please email email@example.com and let us know.
Complete the Permanent Removal of Boilers or Pressure Vessels from Operation or Use (pdf) form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, all non-nuclear quality programs must be maintained to applicable Codes and Standards at all times.
According to the TSSA Boilers and Pressure Vessels Safety Program Code Adoption Document Amendment (pdf) the latest edition of the applicable standards takes effect six months after the publication date of the applicable standard or Code. For questions or clarifications, please contact your Auditor.
Nuclear quality programs allow the applicant to select a Code effective date that may be earlier than the latest edition of the Code or Standard. For questions or clarifications, please contact your Survey Team Lead.
No. However, your Quality Program will be limited to mechanical joint installation only until your welding or brazing procedures have been registered with TSSA, and a welder or brazer has been qualified.
To learn more, visit the Welding or Brazing Procedure & Personnel Qualification.
The answer varies depending on what kind of work you are doing.
If your Company has performed Code work in the past three years, you are not required to prepare a demonstration item for the Audit.
If your Company has not performed Code work in the past three years or you are a new applicant, your company is required to prepare a demonstration item. Please refer to the Implementation Guideline for Piping System Fabricators, Installers, Repairers and Alterers (pdf).
You can expect to receive your COA within two weeks after passing the Audit. Those who have passed the Audit are authorized to commence work while waiting for their COA. Please contact email@example.com for questions about your COA.
The assessment process involved research and a literature review, a scan of Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions on their laws pertaining to boilers in agriculture, two in-person consultations, and 17 interviews involving 32 individuals. This information was presented in a Findings Report that was circulated to participants in March 2020. A total of forty participants were involved in the assessment. They included insurance providers, greenhouse growers, cannabis greenhouse representatives, boiler inspectors and technicians, TSSA program staff and representatives from broader sector agricultural organizations. TSSA, the ministry and the stakeholders worked closely to develop a solution. The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance and the insurance industry view the change as a positive measure to enhance public safety.
TSSA is aware that many devices operated in the agricultural sector before the regulatory change, and we have been working with owners to register the devices. For equipment that was operating before July 1, 2021, TSSA will conduct inspections and evaluate safety based on Critical Safety Factors.
A TSSA Inspector will visit a site and perform a first inspection on all devices that fall under the regulation. A TSSA BPV Inspector will come to your site to look at your pressure equipment. If your devices are found to be exempt from the regulation, there will be no fee associated with the visit.
This checklist (pdf) will provide guidance on what inspectors are looking for when assessing agricultural BPV equipment.
TSSA is a not-for-profit organization. Fees are levied using a cost-recovery model for registration, inspection, engineering, and licensing services. Owners of pressure equipment will be required to pay applicable fees to TSSA as outlined in the BPV fee schedule.
In accordance with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, any person affected by an inspector’s order, seal or who has a dispute regarding fees can submit an appeal. appeals of all inspector seals, orders and/or fees must be filed within 90 days of receiving a notice from TSSA. To register an informal appeal, please contact us toll-free at 1-877-682-8772. To register a formal appeal, please see Appeals Section and complete the applicable forms.
TSSA will contact you in advance to schedule a first inspection using the contact information you provided, with priority given to higher-risk sites. First inspections began in September 2021 and will be conducted over five years.
A variance refers to boilers or pressure vessels that do not meet code requirements. Variances may be allowed for items that are not in full compliance with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Regulations, Director’s Orders, and Code Adoption Documents. A variance may be granted if the Director or Chief Officer is satisfied (as permitted in Section 36(3)(c) of the Technical Standards and Safety Act) that the variance would not detrimentally affect the safe use of the device.
A high-risk order will only be issued if an inspection identifies a condition that puts the property and individuals at risk. TSSA will follow up with high-risk orders in a predefined number of days. For medium- and low-risk orders, owners will have the option to self-declare that they have complied with the items raised during the inspection. TSSA will work with owners and operators of agricultural BPVs to comply with the new rules.
If an inspector has issued an order that may come into question, contractors are advised to follow the Inspection Order Resolution Protocol (pdf) to have their concerns reviewed.
Owners and operators of regulated agricultural BPV equipment are required to report their devices and comply with the technical and regulatory requirements. TSSA has provided a variety of resources and contact information to keep the agricultural community informed and help them understand their compliance obligations. TSSA’s existing enforcement process as a regulator will be the last resort to bring owners and operators of agricultural BPV devices that have yet to meet regulatory requirements into compliance.
Every owner is responsible for maintaining and operating their pressure equipment safely. Should an accident that causes injury, death or property damage occur, the owner must report the incident to TSSA immediately.
The regulation does not applies to the following devices, per O. Reg. 220/01, s.2 and the code adoption document:
(a) a boiler that is used in connection with a hot liquid heating system that has no valves or other obstructions to free circulation between the boiler and an expansion tank that is vented freely to the atmosphere.
(b) a low-pressure boiler that has either a wetted heating surface of 30 square feet (2.79 square metres) or less, or a power rating of 30 kW or less.
(c) a boiler having either a wetted heating surface of 10 square feet (0.93 square metres) or less, or a power rating of 10 kW or less.
(d) a pressure vessel, fitting or piping that contains a gas, vapour, or liquid at a maximum allowable working pressure of 15 psi (103 kPa) or less
(e).a pressure vessel, fitting or piping that contains liquids not more hazardous than water and that operate at a temperature of 150°F (65°C) or less and at a maximum allowable working pressure of 250 psi (1,717 kPa) or less.
(f) a pressure vessel for domestic use that has an internal diameter of 24 inches (610 mm) or less for the storage of hot water where the temperature does not exceed 212°F (100°C) and the heat input is 120 kW or less.
(g) a pressure vessel that is used exclusively for hydraulic purposes at a temperature no greater than 150°F (65°C).
(h) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 24 inches (610 mm) or less that is connected in a liquid pumping system at a temperature that does not exceed 150°F (65°C) and that contains air or an inert gas compressed to serve as a cushion
(i) .a refrigeration piping that has a capacity of three tons (11 kW) or less of refrigeration or a capacity of five tons (18 kW) or less of refrigeration in an air conditioning system.
(j) pressure piping that forms part of the heating system in a building that is,
(i) heated by steam at a pressure not exceeding 15 psi (103kPa), or
(ii) heated by water at a pressure not exceeding 160 psi (1,100 kPa) and at a temperature that does not exceed 250°F (121°C).
(k) compressed air piping, up to and including ¾ inch nominal pipe size.
(l) hot oil piping, where the pressure is not greater than 100 psi (687 kPa) and the operating temperature is not less than 50°F (10°C) lower than the flash point of the oil.
(m) pressure containers that form an integral part of or that are a component of rotating or reciprocating mechanical devices, including pumps, compressors, turbines, generators, engines and hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where the primary design considerations or stresses, or both, are derived from the functional requirements of the device.
(n) automatic fire protection systems that are designed and installed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) and Ontario Regulation 213/07 (Fire Code).
(o) any component or system related to the subject matter of this Regulation that is regulated under any Act or regulation of the Government of Canada unless specifically requested otherwise by the Government of Canada.
(p) buried water piping that operates at a temperature of 150°F (65°C) or less at a maximum allowable working pressure of 740 psi (5,100 kPa).
(q) a pressure vessel having a capacity of 1 and one-half (1½) cubic feet (42.5L) or less, that is not a fitting.
(r) a pressure vessel having an internal diameter of six (6) inches (152mm) or less.
(s) inert gas-filled high voltage switchgear and control gear with an internal pressure that does not exceed 150 psi (1,030 kPa), rated 15 kW and above that are located within an electric utility installation that has controlled access for maintenance or repair and that is not accessible to the public.
(t) flexible hoses and portable air piping used in mines.
(u) piping, pressure vessels and fittings regulated by any one of the following regulations made under the Act:
(i) Ontario Regulation 210/01 (Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems)
(ii) Ontario Regulation 211/01 (Propane Storage and Handling)
(iii) Ontario Regulation 212/01 (Gaseous Fuels)
(iv) Ontario Regulation 213/01 (Fuel Oil), or
(v) Ontario Regulation 214/01 (Compressed Gas); O. Reg. 220/01, s. 2 (2); O. Reg. 420/17, s.