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.
A new Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Subcommittee (TSC) has been formed to develop a new edition of CAN/CSA-P.6, Testing Method for Measuring Thermal and Operating Efficiencies of Gas-Fired Pool Heaters.
A delegation of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) representatives and other stakeholders met with representatives of the Nova Scotia Ministry of Environment and Labour concerning provincial adoption of the national strategy to phase out the use of CFCs.
The HVAC Coalition of Ontario has agreed to a settlement that will allow contractors to have access to the Enbridge utility bill on a fee for service basis. The arrangement will present new opportunities for contractors operating in the Enbridge franchise area while eliminating Direct Energy’s exclusive access.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has notified stakeholders that the industry in Canada agrees with expanding the bi-national harmonization effort of IEC 60335-2-40 to a tri-national effort that would include Mexican participation.
Academy has completed its Train the Trainer Program in Good Refrigerant
Management Practices in Nigeria. The three 5-day workshops were conducted in
Lagos by Ron Verch of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).