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Alberta Boiler Safety Association Issues Rev 5 Inspection & Servicing Requirements for Pressure Equipment

This article appears in the May/June 2008 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.
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The latest revision of this code (AB-506) is dated January 28, 2008. For many readers in the province of Alberta Canada these rules will impact you directly. Others may see effects or feel indirect effects as you jurisdictions may look to ABSA for direction or strongly consider their actions for establishing other jurisdictions’ rules.

The ABSA, as for many other jurisdictions, rules make frequent references and rely on API inspection codes such as API 510 the pressure vessel inspection code, API 570 the piping inspection code, API RP 580 the Risk-Based Inspection recommended practice.
It is important to note that often ABSA, as well as many other jurisdictions, “builds fences around” or imposes additional requirements around the use of the referenced codes and rules, as demonstrated below in excerpts from AB-506. Operators should be well aware of and in compliance with all requirements of their respective jurisdiction.

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