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New Safety Code for Residential Natural Draft Boilers

HRAI MemberTSSA’s Boilers and Pressure Vessels (BPV) Safety Program regulates all pressure-retaining components manufactured or used in Ontario  to ensure boilers, pressure vessels and piping systems conform to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and applicable regulations, codes and standards.  TSSA is involved in all aspects of the life cycle of pressure vessels: from design, to manufacture, to installation, to operation and maintenance.

The TSSA’s Public Safety Order (FS-072-06-R8) to perform mandatory safety checks on Residential Natural Draft Boilers equipped with draft hoods 300,000 BTU’s or less has been formally incorporated into the CSA B149-10 code as clause 4.25.

Now as part of CSA B149.1-10, as amended for Ontario, during each heating season effective October 15 to April 30th, when a certified gas technician (G1, G2, G3 or GUT) enters a residential building intended for one or two single families to carry out service, maintenance and/or emergency response work within the scope of his/her certificate, the gas technician shall perform a CO check in the boiler’s flue (between the heat exchanger and the draft control device) and take action when the level is above 100 PPM. For further information please visit B149-10, clause 4.25.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit association representing the qualified and trained professionals that design, install and maintain your home or business’s indoor environment equipment. Ottawa Home Services is proud to be a member and committed to your family’s safety.

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