Gas Codes Inspection

In Alberta, under the Safety Codes Act, Gas Code Regulation, all industrial gas-fired appliances and equipment shall be inspected by a Standards Council of Canada (SCC) accredited Certification Body or Inspection Body. We offer services ranging from complete asset compliance management to field approvals to in-house information presentations.

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Field Approvals

RAE Gas Code Inspections (RGCI) is a subsidiary of RAE Engineering and is a SCC accredited Inspection Body (RGCI IBAP Scope of Accreditation), offering field approval inspections of gas-fired appliances and equipment.
Field approval inspections are to be compliant to CSA B149.3 and must be completed onsite after installation.

The field approval process for existing and new gas-fire appliances include:

  • Documentation Review
    Prior to performing site inspections, the documentation of the gas-fired appliance shall be reviewed for compliance to CSA B149.3. Any deficiencies or non-compliant items will be identified to allow the client to address the issues prior to site inspection.
    Documentation that shall be reviewed shall include Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID), Bill of Materials (BOM), wiring diagram, burner management system specification, operating narrative or other suitable operating instructions, electrical area classification, overpressure protection of the fuel train, commissioning/combustion report, purge calculations, etc.
  • Shop Inspection
    Shop inspections assure the gas-fired appliance is in compliance with CSA B149.3 prior to shipping, ensuring any deficiencies or non-compliances are dealt with prior to getting to site.
  • Site Inspection
    After the documentation review is completed, the site inspection can be scheduled and performed. Site inspections verify the installation is compliant.
  • Reporting and Labeling
    Once site inspection is completed and the gas-fired appliance is deemed compliant an Inspection Label (with a unique RGCI Identification number) is affixed to or near the appliance confirming the gas-fired appliance is field approved. The report is completed (include a stamped Inspection Certificate) and provided to the client.It is noted that some gas-fired appliances do not have a proper Rating Plate as required by CSA B149.3. As requested by the client, RGCI can prepare a Rating Plate based on the documentation provided.

Compliance Assessment

Not ready for field approval or know if your gas-fired appliances require upgrades? RGCI provides compliance assessments to determine the deficiencies of your gas-fired appliances. Compliance assessments may include a document gap analysis and/or a site gap analysis. It is recommended that both the document gap analysis and the site gap analysis be performed to get a complete assessment of your gas-fired appliance.

  • Document Gap Analysis
    The gap analysis would identify any deficiencies or non-compliant items, giving the client and an indication of what upgrades would need to be considered. Documentation that shall be reviewed shall include Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID), Bill of Materials (BOM), wiring diagram, burner management system specification, operating narrative or other suitable operating instructions, electrical area classification, overpressure protection of the fuel train, commissioning/combustion report, purge calculations, etc.
  • Site Gap Analysis
    Site gap analysis should be completed if there is little to no documentation on the gas-fired appliance.
    The site inspection of the gas-fired appliance can be inspected as part of a CSA B149.3 compliance gap analysis. This gap analysis would identify any deficiencies or non-compliant items, giving the client and an indication of what upgrades would need to be considered. As requested by the client, RGCI can assist in preparing the P&IDs and BOM as part of the site gap analysis.

Specialized Industrial Combustion

  • Hydrogen and HENG Appliances (Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas)
  • RNG Appliances (Renewable Natural Gas)
  • ANSI/CSA B149.6 “Code for digester gas, landfill gas, and biogas generation and utilization” inspection and approval
  • Thermal oxidizers
  • Landfill gas flares
  • European combustion equipment
  • Incinerators
  • Dehydrators
  • Rotary Dryers
  • Glass Furnaces

…and much more. Please inquire.