The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) inspects and audits pressurized equipment and regulates the repair and alteration of boilers and pressure vessels.
Inspectors examine pressurized equipment and facilities before their start-up, and periodically while they are in operation, to ensure compliance with jurisdictional safety standards.
TSSA conducts various inspections for boilers, pressure vessels, piping, and fittings. Some exemptions may apply.
To learn more about the inspections we conduct, visit Types of Inspections.
To learn how to schedule an inspection for boilers and pressure vessels, visit Schedule an Inspection.
A TSSA boiler and pressure vessel (BPV) inspector may require the removal from service of any pressure equipment that is in an unsafe operating condition or is operating in a dangerous manner.
If a TSSA BPV inspector considers a boiler, pressure vessel, piping or fitting to be unsafe or operating in a dangerous manner, the inspector will take necessary steps to remove the danger. This may include affixing a seal or disconnecting the power.
TSSA’s Director of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers may also cancel the Certificate of Registration or Certificate of Inspection, depending on the severity of the case.
Where a boiler or pressure vessel is to be removed from service (i.e. decommissioned, scrapped, sold, removed from the premises) by the owner, the owner is responsible for notifying TSSA of the change in operating status.
For information on removing a boiler or pressure vessel from service, visit the "Remove BPV Equipment" section under BPV Owners.