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Security a Provincial CRN registration

December, 24, 2014

A CRN number implies that a Canadian Registration Number has been issued by a Canadian jurisdiction authority to pressure vessels, pressure piping, boilers, and fittings. It is a necessary authorisation that allows the various types components that are normally used with extreme pressure to be used freely in Canada. A Provincial CRN registration number is the number that has been issued by the province or Canadian territory such pressure vessels and boilers. The manufacturer of these items first needs to design and plan the pattern of vessel or boiler with relevant specifications, drawings, test data and calculations. The owner of the pressure vessel or boiler must also ensure that the container is maintained in the safest working conditions and is handled carefully.


The design registration requirements of industrial and other equipment

What happens in case unsafe condition for operation of boiler or pressure vessel is detected?
If it is found that the boiler or pressure vessel is being operated in an unsafe working or operation condition, then the inspector or insurer will send notification of this fact to the director stating that the industrial equipment is operated in dangerous manner. The director will then take all necessary steps along with the inspector to remove potential dangers.


Provincial CRN registration of pressure vessels
The person or manufacturer wishing to manufacture and sell a boiler, pressure piping system, or pressure vessel is required to submit the specifications and designs of the equipment. All the details about the equipment go for review before that the product receives its registration. Design surveyors then conduct an independent survey of the design in order to verify whether it meets the requirements for registration or not. Getting approval for the installation of a boiler from the Government authority may be a tough task as there are several dangers that are associated with the working of boilers.

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Why is the CRN registration for pressure fitting necessary?

March, 04, 2015

Pressure fittings have tremendous applications in electrical conduit systems and plumbing, for is what helps to join thin walled pipes and tubes. Places where two pipes are required to be joined together, but are comprised of different materials; require that the fittings be composed of compatible material that is suitable for connection. Such pressure fittings have ferrules in them. Hot water taps and cold-water faucets that are regularly under high pressure need good pressure fittings. Such fittings are normally located at confined spaces where it is difficult to solder copper pipe. Pressure fittings are small devices that either stand-alone or are attached to vessels and piping. In most of the countries, there is no need to register pressure fittings, but the Canadian B51 code, which is based on the CRN system, necessitates the need for CRN registration. The Canadian CRN system is more inclusive and more restrictive, and so there is the need to register even the smallest fitting. Proponents of the law insist that the CRN registration for pressure fitting code ensures public safety.


Classifications of fittings as per the registration needs
Fittings are broken down in various categories and then the registration need is assessed. A manufacturer of several fittings is required to apply separately for each category of fitting as per varied statutory declarations. Unfortunately, in this way the registration cost increases. Because of this, Saskatchewan has declared such registration processes as utter waste of time and registrations in categories such as A, B, C, G is not required any more. Pipe fittings, elbows, wyes, pipe caps, reducers, nipples, and couplings are included in category A. However, expansion joints, hose assemblies, flexible connections, filters, separators, strainers, steam taps, pressure gauges, sight glasses, pressure transmitters and other measuring devices still require CRN registration. All pressure-retaining components have to be registered. Moreover, parts such as elbows, couplings and identical flanges must be inspected by and authorised inspector.


What category of pressure fittings do not require CRN?

Fittings that are not attached to vessels or piping do not always require a CRN. A medical autoclave, for example, that is not attached to a piping system does not require a CRN most of the time. However, in some provinces even those also need to have a CRN. It is necessary for a manufacture to determine whether the fitting requires a CRN or not. The CRN is generally used as an effective marketing tool and because of this; non-registered competitors apply for registration of their fittings even when there is no need for them to be registered. The reason being: customers understand that fittings that have secured a CRN registration are safe and sturdy. Non-registered fittings are seen as possibly untrustworthy. Because of this, getting the pressure fittings registered is easier than handling the uncertainty of customers. The CRN ensures public safety and so an inspector is likely to ask for CRN whenever he/she feels like.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About CRN Registration For Boilers Pressure Vessels Fitting or Piping

April, 27, 2015

The design for boilers, heat exchangers, pressure coils, pressure vessels, etc has to obtain CRN (Canadian Registration Number) before being installed in Canada. It is a number issued by each province in Canada. The CRN Registration For Boiler signifies that the boiler’s design has been approved and registered for use in that province or territory. Understanding a boiler is a tough and complicated job in itself and it is even more complex to understand if a particular boiler requires CRN. In order to help designer in this complex procedure, many companies offer CRN Registration For Boiler services. Read on to find out more about CRN.

What is CRN?
As mentioned above CRN is a number issued by authorities in Canada when they accept and register a boiler design. It comprises of letters, four digits and decimal points digits (maximum 10) and two letters. In the CRN, the first and four digits is the sequential numbering system followed in different provinces. The first digit to the right of the decimal denotes the first province where the boiler was registered. The list is given below:


What all should be included in your CRN application?
The following things must be included in your CRN application:


The process of CRN Registrations:
All the submitted documents are reviewed and verified.


Being a complex process, it is always advisable to hire a company for obtaining the CRN Registration For Boilers. They do the complete review, calculations and also help in submitting the documents.

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Documentation Process of CRN Registration for Pressure Vessels- Explained

May, 22, 2015

For any industrial unit where Pressure Vessels and Boilers are to be used, getting them registered under the provincial authorities is a mandatory thing. CRN Registration for Pressure Vessels refers to a unique Canadian Registration Number, which is issued to these vessels and boilers to certify their compliance with the set standards and declare them fit for use in a given area. The most important but complex step of getting CRN is the documentation process. Vessels will be reviewed as per the documents submitted by you. Certainly you would have many questions regarding these documents, which we have attempted to answer herein…

Documents to be submitted


What all should the document include?


Make sure that all the documents submitted have been filled accurately, with details of every minor and major influential factor and without any scope for making assumptions. The documents should be in the smallest, legible size. And do remember that incomplete applications are not processed.


CRN Registration for Boiler
CRN registration for Pressure Vessels

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