Owners to Verify Operating Status of Unverified Boilers & Pressure Vessels

Industry: Boilers and Pressure Vessels

Category: Regulatory Updates

May 09, 2024

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TSSA will kick off an initiative in May 2024 to verify the operating status of boilers and pressure vessels (BPVs) that were certified at one time but did not complete certification renewal.
TSSA’s licensing process is essential for ensuring that all BPVs actively operating in Ontario are initially inspected for compliance with the applicable Codes and standards. Subsequently, these BPVs undergo periodic inspections at pre-determined intervals throughout their operational lifespan to ensure continued safety.
TSSA needs your assistance to verify the operating status of these BPVs. We recognize that BPVs may be in different operating statuses (such as Actively Operating, Removed from Service, Changed Ownership, or Exempt from Inspection).
Effective May 15, 2024, TSSA has designed a simple process to allow you to access a list of unverified BPVs and report the current operating status through the BPV Certificate of Inspection (COI) Portal for Owners. Stay tuned for more details.
As the owner or operator of a BPV in Ontario, we would like to remind you that O. Reg. 220/01 requires the following:

  1. You must hold a valid COI to operate a BPV as per Section 5: “No person shall operate or use or permit a boiler, pressure vessel, fitting or piping to be operated or used unless a valid certificate of inspection has been issued in respect of the boiler, pressure vessel, fitting or piping”.
  2. You must report a change in operating status as per Section 8: “Upon permanently removing a boiler, pressure vessel, fitting or piping from operation or use, the owner, the operator or any other person responsible for it or in immediate charge of it shall forthwith notify the director of the removal in the form published by the Corporation”.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have questions regarding this initiative, contact TSSA at BPVcustomerservice@tssa.org.
Boilers & Pressure Vessels Program
Technical Standards and Safety Authority