Owners, users, agents, manufacturers and contractors of boilers or pressurized equipment are responsible for registering equipment designs with TSSA to get a Canadian Registration Number (CRN). Before pressurized equipment is registered, its design will undergo an engineering review to ensure compliance with the Act, Regulations and adopted safety codes and standards.
Applications may be submitted to TSSA electronically. Please refer to the Guidelines for Electronic Application for Design and Welding/Brazing Procedure Registration.
Below is an overview of the design-registration process:
Submit a Design Registration Application
Step 1: Determine the following:
The type of non-nuclear pressurized equipment type you want to register
For use in Ontario only or in multiple jurisdictions across Canada
Step 2: Complete the applicable forms and provide the required supporting documents
Step 3: Prepay and submit the completed application form and supporting documents through one of the following ways:
The application form and supporting documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org if:
Payment is made by cheque or wire transfer
The application is for nuclear pressurized equipment
The application form and supporting documents should be uploaded and sent to TSSA’s Prepayment Portal if payment is made by credit card via the Prepayment Portal
Step 4: TSSA acknowledges receipt of the application package and assigns an engineer to review the application
Step 5: If the design-registration application is approved, TSSA will send the applicant a registration package along with a CRN. If the application is incomplete, TSSA will request the applicant to provide the required information. This can delay the application process.
Application Forms for Ontario Registration
You may be required to complete any of the following Ontario registration applications:
Guidelines for Ontario Registration
View the applicable registration guidelines for the following devices:
Guidelines for Non-Nuclear Boilers & Pressure Vessels:
Guidelines for Piping Systems
You may require the following documents to register piping systems:
You may also view TSSA’S bulletins on the following:
Determine if the piping system requires registration: Safety Bulletin SB00-7: Guide for the Scope of Services Requiring Registration and Inspection of Pressure Piping Systems for Installation in Ontario
Registration Guidelines for Welding and Brazing Procedures in Ontario. If you need to request an ownership name change on existing welding and brazing procedures currently registered with TSSA, please see the Guideline for Organizations Requesting Name Change on Existing Welding/Brazing Procedures
For more information about design registrations, contact Shaun Montano, Manager, BPV Engineering at (416) 734-6211 or via email: email@example.com
Please refer to the respective application forms or the BPV Fee Schedule - Effective May 1, 2023 for engineering-service fees.
All fees are payable in Canadian funds and due upon receipt. Several payment options are available, including the use of a credit card, cheque, money order, or wire transfer.
For questions regarding payment, contact the Customer Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-682-TSSA (8772) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.