The Alberta In-Service Inspector

Report
YOU ALWAYS
GET WHAT YOU
ALWAYS GOT
Roles and Responsibilities
Arden Delisle Chief Inspector Al-Pac
March 24th 2014
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Alberta Boilers Safety Association
The Pressure Equipment Authority for
Alberta
Administers Alberta's pressure
equipment safety programs under the
Safety Codes Act, and has the authority to
enforce pressure equipment safety as set
out in the legislation.
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1882 The Boiler Explosion Act was passed in
Britain, and was the basis for Alberta's
legislation.
1905 Alberta became a province and the Steam
Boilers Act set up the Steam Boilers Branch of
the Department of Public Works of Alberta.
1909 The Interprovincial Boiler Conference
convened in Regina and established the rules
for the construction and inspection of steam
boilers for Canada
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1933 The first large gas plant was built in the Turner
Valley area.
1947 The first major oil refinery was constructed in
Alberta.
1985 573 gas plants had been constructed in Alberta
since 1933. There were 201 companies in Alberta with
registered quality control programs. In the mid-1950s,
there were 5,780 boilers and 16,083 pressure vessels in
Alberta. By the mid-1980s, that number had increased
to 12,694 boilers and 49,644 pressure vessels.
1995 ABSA was delegated responsibility for the
administration of all boiler and pressure vessel safety
programs in Alberta. Many staff moved from the
Alberta Boilers Branch and formed the core of ABSA.
Boilers Branch records and programs continued under
ABSA
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examining, certifying, and registering Pressure
Equipment Inspectors
examining, certifying, and registering Power
Engineers
ensuring that regular inspections of in-service
pressure equipment are conducted
authorizing and monitoring, through quality
management systems, organizations that have
been permitted to conduct some of the
activities subject to the Regulations
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Responsible for the
overall safe operation of
Pressure Equipment at
the mill-site
Ensures that all
pressure equipment is
maintained and
operated in accordance
with the Alberta Safety
Codes Act
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Maintains the
Integrity Management
System
Provides support to
the Steam Chief
Certifies all pressure
equipment as safe for
continued service
Review’s all pressure
equipment repairs
and alterations
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Certification introduced in 2002 by Directive
IB02-002 Certification of In-Service Pressure
Equipment Inspectors
Industry identified a need to provide a system
used to certify individuals as in-service
inspectors
The objective for certification of In-Service
Inspectors is to provide competency for
persons engaged in certification of pressure
equipment in Alberta
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Alberta has the highest number of Pressure Vessels
per capita than anywhere in North America over
500,000 pressure vessels & boilers registered
ABSA did not have the manpower or means to
inspect and or certify all of this equipment
It was determined that the owner of the pressure
equipment be responsible for their equipment thru
inspector certification and an approved Integrity
Management System
The owner must still advise ABSA of all repairs
and submit to the Design Survey Group all
alterations
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Welded repair or replacement of tubes not over
5 inches and their attachments
The addition or repair of non-load bearing
attachments to pressure retaining parts where
heat treatment is not required
Weld metal build up of wasted areas in shells,
heads and tubes not exceeding 100 sq. inches
and not exceeding 25% on nominal wall or 1/2
inch in thickness which ever is less
B31.1 boiler proper/external piping, drains,
vents, valves up to 2 inch nominal pipe size
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There are two levels of In-Service
Inspectors:
 In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector
 In- Service Boiler and Pressure
Vessel Inspector
The certificate holder is only qualified if the
work is performed within the scope of an
accepted Owner-User Program (Integrity
Management System)
At least one of these certifications is required to
perform the duties of the CHIEF INSPECTOR
Education
Bachelors Degree in Engineering:
Metallurgical, Mechanical or
Welding or an associated degree in
a comparable subject, or First Class
Power Engineer’s Certificate of
Competency.
Diploma or certificate in
Mechanical Engineering
Technology, Material Science
technology or Welding
Engineering Technology or an
associated degree in a comparable
subject or Second Class Power
Engineer’s Certificate of
Competency.
High School diploma or GED
certificate plus technical training in
boiler and pressure vessel
inspection (including continuing
education, correspondence or code
course(s) in the “acceptable
pressure equipment experience”)
Minimum
Experience
Required
Acceptable Pressure Equipment
Experience
2 years
Must include a minimum of one year
pressure equipment inspection
experience. Additional experience
may include:
- design, manufacture, repair,
maintenance, operation, nondestructive examination of pressure
equipment
3 years
4 years
Must include a minimum of one year
pressure equipment inspection
experience. Additional experience
may include:
- design, manufacture, repair,
maintenance, operation, nondestructive examination of pressure
equipment
Must include a minimum of one year
pressure equipment inspection
experience. Additional experience
may include:
- design, manufacture, repair,
maintenance, operation, nondestructive examination of pressure
equipment
Third Party Certification Requirements
In-service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector
To be eligible for certification, the candidate must meet ONE of the
following third party certifications:
Permanent Safety Codes Officer (Boiler) Level II, OR
National Board In-service Commission, OR
Provide evidence of successful challenge of National Board In-service
Commission Examination within the previous 5 years.
In-service Pressure Vessel Inspector
To be eligible for certification, the candidate must meet ONE of the
following third party certifications:
Permanent Safety Codes Officer (Boiler) Level III, OR
API 510 Certification, OR
Provide evidence of successful challenge of the API 510 certification
examination within the previous 5 years, OR
National Board In-service Commission, OR
Provide evidence of successful challenge of National Board In-service
Commission Examination within the previous 5 years.
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Perform the duties of the person who is
responsible for the owner's integrity
assessment program (person who meets the
qualifications of Chief Inspector)
Implementing and managing the Integrity
management program
Perform installation inspections of new or
relocated pressure equipment
Supervise in-service pressure equipment
inspectors
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Perform installation inspections of new or
relocated pressure equipment
Certify boiler’s, pressure vessels and pressure
piping systems that have been constructed,
repaired and or altered
Approve inspection reports, inspection
procedures, and inspection and test plans, as
specified in the Integrity management manual
Review and monitor process conditions that may
adversely
affect the safe operation of pressure equipment
Manage the Pressure/Safety Relief Valve
servicing program
“IN GENERAL” YOU MAY
NOT ALWAYS GET WHAT
YOU EXPECT;
BUT YOU WILL
ALWAYS GET WHAT
YOU INSPECT!!!!
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