provinces have now notified gas certificate holders on the date they plan to
adopt the 2007 Supplement to the national Natural Gas and Propane Installation
Code (CSA B149-1S1-07). This supplement will require that all plastic vent
piping be certified to ULC S636 “Standard for Type BH Gas Venting Systems.”
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has released the 2006 update on the Canadian CFC chiller stock study. The purpose of the program is to provide an ongoing estimate of the number of chillers in Canada that continue to operate on CFC refrigerants.
On behalf of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), Dennis Larson of Refrigerative Supply, presented the HRAI 2006 CMS Award for educational achievement to Tim Lloyd for obtaining the highest mark in Canada for the 2006 CMS Heating Specialist examination.
Nancy McKeraghan, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) chair, announced Michael Claassen, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, as the most recent recipient of the Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund bursary.
During the first quarter 2007, all industry sectors showed a decrease in shipments as compared to the same time last year, according to statistics from the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).
The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) continues to identify problems with the new provision in the 2007 supplements to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, requiring plastic piping used for gas appliance vents to be certified to ULC S636.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) has launched a new Website that provides commercial contractors with all the necessary information required to comply with the Technical Safety and Standards Authority (TSSA) Regulation 220/01.
Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) staff attended a meeting of the CSA P.11 Subcommittee on Gas-Fired Unit Heater Efficiency, which was held at Canadian Standards Association (CSA) headquarters. The subcommittee agreed to include GAMA’s recommended definitions for intermittent ignition device, power venting, automatic flue damper, and automatic vent damper in the CSA P.11 draft standard.