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In summary, the main difference between a pressure vessel and a boiler lies in their primary purpose and function. While pressure vessels are designed to store or transport fluids under pressure, boilers are specialized vessels used to generate steam for various industrial applications. Understanding these distinctions is crucial for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of these essential components in different industries.
Repairs encompass any necessary tasks to reinstate a boiler or pressure vessel to a secure operational state, without deviating from the original design. In case there is a deviation from the design, there are different requirements.
Companies undertaking repair work must possess a Certificate of Authorization issued by TSSA or another Canadian jurisdiction. These companies can be found listed in TSSA's business directory. Alternatively, companies holding a National Board Certificate of Authorization (indicated by an "R" stamp) are also acceptable, as long as they fulfill all the requirements set by the National Board.
Inspection of BPVs for repair purposes with Mechanical Breakdown insurance:
If your BPVs are covered by Mechanical Breakdown insurance, get in touch with your insurer to arrange for the repair inspection.
Inspection of BPVs for repair purposes without Mechanical Breakdown insurance:
Prior to commencing any repair work, contact a local TSSA BPV inspector to ensure compliance with all technical and regulatory prerequisites. You can consult our BPV Inspector list to locate an inspector in your vicinity.
A boiler utilized in conjunction with a hot liquid heating system that allows unrestricted flow between the boiler and an expansion tank, which is openly vented to the atmosphere.
A boiler with a heating surface area of 10 square feet (0.93 square meters) or smaller.
A low-pressure boiler that either has a wetted heating surface area of 30 square feet (2.79 square meters) or less, or a power rating of 30 kW or lower.
For a summarized version of this information along with related links, please visit the our website and check TSSA - Regulations of Ontario for a summary of how TSSA enforce these regulations anda list of organized useful links that give you a quick overview without the hassle of searching for the information you need.Visit our Pressure Vessel Engineering and TSSA Certification services for more information. Contact us for your next boiler and pressure vessels project and ensure compliance with the regulations set by the TSSA in Ontario.
The Certificate Holder needs to inform the ASME Conformity Assessment Department at email@example.com of the address change due to postal re-designation including any changes to the building number, street name, zip code, etc. ASME will issue a revised ASME Certificate of Authorization provided the Certificate Holder'/s Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) of record provides documentation to ASME to support the Certificate Holder'/s request. Where there is no AIA involved in the Certificate Holder'/s code activities, documentation from the postal authority and/or the jurisdictional authorities where the shop is located will be needed to support the request. There is no charge to revise ASME Certificates of Authorization due to postal re-designation.
Reference: ASME website