Training/Seminars

As the pressure equipment safety authority, ABSA is committed to helping individuals and industry meet their training needs in pressure equipment safety. Our seminars have grown from one or two a few years ago to a total of nine. We now offer seminars in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray and Medicine Hat and are currently looking at other areas within Alberta to deliver our seminars.The seminars that are currently presented by ABSA are:

 


Pressure Equipment Safety Legislation Seminar (PESL) (2 days)

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of the Alberta legislation and the related codes and standards governing pressure equipment safety. The seminar addresses the full life-cycle of pressure equipment including engineering, fabrication, installation, in-service integrity management (operation, maintenance and reliability) and repair and alteration. 

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost
January 27 & 28, 2014  SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB  ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave  $740.00 including GST
February 17 & 18, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Banff, AB  IPEIA Conference,
 the Banff Center
 $740.00 including GST
March 25 & 26, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB  ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave  $740.00 including GST
April 29 & 30, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB   Hotel Blackfoot -
 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
 $740.00 including GST
May 28 & 29, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $740.00 including GST
October 1 & 2, 2014 Calgary, AB  Hotel Blackfoot -
 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
 $740.00 including GST
 November 26 & 27, 2014 Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $740.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this seminar can be found at Pressure Equipment Safety Legislation.

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Pressure Piping Fabrication Requirements and Quality Control Seminar (2 days)

This seminar presents the requirements of the Safety Codes Act, Regulations and the applicable ASME codes with respect to pressure piping systems and provides awareness and guidance for the effective implementation of a Quality Management System to promote the construction of safe piping systems.

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost
January 8 & 9, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave  $1110.00 including GST
February 12 & 13, 2014   SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST
March 6 & 7, 2014   SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave  $1110.00 including GST
April 9 & 10, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST
May 7 & 8, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $1110.00 including GST
June 4 & 5, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST
September 4 & 5, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $1110.00 including GST
October 8 & 9, 2014 Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST
November 5 & 6, 2014 Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $1110.00 including GST
December 3 & 4, 2014 Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Pressure Piping Fabrication Requirements and Quality Control.

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Pressure Vessel Design Seminar (1 day)

This seminar addresses some of the engineering fundamentals for pressure vessel design. Subjects reviewed include material selection, design factors and establishment of allowable stress values, opening reinforcement, flanges and other pressure vessel design considerations. ASME Section VIII and other codes and standards will be used as examples when some of these topic areas are reviewed. However, this is not a seminar on design codes and standards; and not a seminar on the ASME Section VIII Code. 

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost

 May 01, 2014  CANCELLED

 Edmonton, AB

To Be Announced

 $500.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Pressure Vessel Design.

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Pressure Relief Devices Requirements and Recommended Practices Seminar
(2 days)

This seminar presents the requirements of the Safety Codes Act, Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation, CSA B51 code and ASME Section I, IV and VIII codes. The seminar addresses selection and sizing, installation, operation, inspection and servicing of pressure relief valves. 

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost

 November 12 & 13, 2013  SEMINAR FULL

 Calgary, AB

  Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1000.00 including GST

 April 2 & 3, 2014

 Edmonton, AB

 ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave

 $1000.00 including GST

 May 7 & 8, 2014

 Calgary, AB

 Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1000.00including GST

 June 17 & 18, 2014

 Edmonton, AB

Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.

 $1,000.00 including GST

 September 9 & 10, 2014

 Calgary, AB

 Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1,000.00 including GST

 November 18 & 19, 2014

 Edmonton, AB

Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.

 $1,000.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Pressure Relief Valves.

 

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Quality Systems & Inspection for Pressure Equipment Construction Seminar
(3 days)

This seminar presents the quality system and inspection requirements for pressure equipment construction under the Safety Codes Act, Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation and CSA B51 code. Specific topics of presentation will include Safety Codes Act, CRN's, NDE, PWHT, MTR's (including verification of reports and charts); inspection controls and responsibilities; control of quality documents; and completion of Construction Data Report Forms. 

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost

January 22, 23 & 24, 2014

Edmonton, AB 

ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave

 $1,490.00 including GST

March 18, 19 & 20, 2014  SEMINAR FULL

Calgary, AB 

Best Western, Port O'Call -  1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1,490.00 including GST

June 24, 25 & 26, 2014

 Edmonton, AB 

Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.

 $1,490.00 including GST

October 21, 22 & 23, 2014

Calgary, AB 

Best Western, Port O'Call -  1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1,490.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Quality Systems Inspection for Pressure Equipment Construction.

 

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Design Registration Seminar (2 days)

Our design survey team has developed a seminar that will address the design registration requirements for all types of pressure equipment. The course will use presentations, examples and workshops to explain the design submission requirements.

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost

April 15 & 16, 2014 CANCELLED

Edmonton, AB 

ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave

 $1,000.00 including GST

November 12 & 13, 2014

Calgary, AB

Hotel Blackfoot - 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE

 $1,000.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Design Registration.

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NEW  Introduction to Design Registration (eLearning)

Nearly half of all design registration applications received by ABSA are sent back because they lack the proper documentation. This online course takes learners step-by-step through the process of compiling a complete registration package for the design registration of pressure equipment. The AB-31 form is examined in depth and the required accompanying detail and documents are listed clearly in order to help submitters prepare complete registration packages, eliminating the hassles, delays, and costs of resubmission.

Note: This seminar is required to be taken first, prior to taking the other online design registration courses.

Register for the Introduction to Design Registration Seminar

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NEW Boiler and Pressure Vessel Design Registration (eLearning)

This online course helps learners to determine which pressure equipment is required to be registered in Alberta and which documents are required to be included in the design registration package for boilers and pressure vessels.

This online ABSA Boiler and Pressure Vessel Design Registration course covers:

  • Definitions of Boilers and Pressure Vessels
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Design Registration Exemptions
  • Required Boiler and Pressure Vessel Registration Documentation

Note: Prerequisite (Introduction to Design Registration-eLearning)

Register for the Boiler and Pressure Vessel to Design Registration Seminar

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NEW Pressure Piping Design Registration (eLearning)

In the Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation for Alberta, Canada, it states that pressure piping designs are to be registered in Alberta for the pressure piping to be used in Alberta. This course helps the learners to determine which pressure piping system requires registration and which documents are required to be included in the design registration. The knowledge gained from this course will assist the submitter in getting the design registered successfully on the first attempt.

This online ABSA Pressure Piping Design Registration course covers:

  • Identifies what pressure piping systems require registration
  • Identifies what pressure piping designs are exempt from design registration
  • Required Pressure Piping Design Registration Documentation
  • Additional requirements when it is proposed to use a piping test procedure other than hydrostatic

Note: Prerequisite (Introduction to Design Registration-eLearning)

Register for the Pressure Piping Design Registration Seminar

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NEW Pressure Fittings Design Registration (eLearning)

The Alberta Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation (PESR) requires designs for pressure fittings that will be used in Alberta to be registered in Alberta. This course covers which pressure fittings require registration and which documents are required to be included in the design registration package. Knowledge gained from this course will assist in successfully registering a pressure fittings design the first time.

This online ABSA Pressure Fittings Design course covers:

  • What pressure fittings are
  • Pressure fittings design registration requirements
  • Completion of the AB-41
  • Other documentation required for registration of pressure fittings 

Note: Prerequisite (Introduction to Design Registration-eLearning)

Register for the Pressure Fittings Design Seminar

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NEW Repair and Alteration Design Registration (eLearning)

The Alberta Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation (PESR) requires designs for alterations of pressure equipment that will be used in Alberta to be registered in Alberta. The PESR also requires that some repairs to pressure equipment be submitted to ABSA for acceptance prior to commencement of the repair. This course covers which repairs and alterations require registration and which documents are required to be included in the design registration package. Knowledge gained from this course will assist in successfully registering a repair or alteration design the first time.

This online ABSA Repair and Alteration course covers:

  • What repairs and alterations are
  • Repair and alteration design registration requirements
  • Completion of the AB-31
  • Required documentation including a condition report, a detailed description of the repair or alteration, drawings of the repair or alteration and a damage report  

Note: Prerequisite (Introduction to Design Registration-eLearning)

Register for the Repair and Alteration Seminar

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Repair and Alteration Seminar (2 days)

The Repair and Alteration Seminar will assist all those who have an interest in repairing or altering boilers and pressure vessels. This seminar will assist with the understanding of the Safety Codes Act and its regulations as related to repairs and alterations. This seminar will also review in detail the requirements document, AB-513, and provide you with the elements required in order to develop a repair or alteration plan. This seminar will also address the requirements for the submission to design survey.

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost

 February 5 & 6, 2014

 Edmonton, AB 

ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave

 $1,000.00 including GST

February 17 & 18, 2014 SEMINAR FULL

 Banff, AB

IPEIA Conference Centre

 $1,000.00 including GST

April 23 & 24, 2014

Calgary, AB 

Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1,000.00 including GST

September 2 & 3, 2014

Edmonton, AB 

Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.

 $1,000.00 including GST

December 9 & 10, 2014

Calgary, AB

 Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

 $1,000.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Repairs and Alterations.

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Regulatory Information for Power Engineers Seminar (1 day)

You will learn detailed information on the intent of the power engineers regulations. Chief Power Engineers and Power Engineering Training providers will gain insight on what a Safety Officer is looking for when inspecting or auditing your plant. They will gain more knowledge on the applicable codes and standards that are under the legislation. They will develop better training programs in assisting operators and trainees in the performance of their work.

 

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost
 January 30, 2014  Edmonton, AB  ABSA - 9410 - 20 Ave   $500 including GST
 March 06, 2014  Calgary, AB  Hotel Blackfoot - 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE   $500 including GST
 April 17, 2014 CANCELLED  Fort McMurray, AB  Sawridge Inn   $500 including GST
 May 22, 2014  Medicine Hat, AB Holiday Inn Express Medicine Hat - 9 Strachan Bay SE   $500 including GST
 June 19, 2104  Grande Prairie, AB  Pomeroy Inn & Suites Grande Prairie -   $500 including GST
 September 11, 2014  Calgary, AB  Hotel Blackfoot - 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE   $500 including GST
 October 02, 2014  Red Deer, AB  Red Deer Lodge Hotel and Conference Center -  4311 49 Ave.   $500 including GST
 October 30, 2014  Edmonton, AB  Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.   $500 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

Detailed information regarding this Seminar can be found at Regulatory Information for Power Engineers.

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Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation Seminar (1 day) Upon Request Only

This seminar presents an overview of requirements for the full life cycle of pressure equipment outlining the following topics:

  • About ABSA

  • Legislation

  • Design and Design Registration

  • Construction

  • In-service Operation and Integrity Assessment

  • Repair and Alteration

  • Incident Reporting

This seminar would not cover the scope of the codes and standards but would be highly beneficial for those who wish to have a high level understanding of pressure equipment safety requirements under Alberta legislation.

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Pressure Equipment Safety Legislation Seminar for Engineering and EPC Companies (1 day) Upon Request Only

This seminar will present an introduction to ABSA and the other organizations involved in the regulation of pressure equipment safety in Alberta , with reference to the applicable Act and regulations. The requirements of the adopted codes, standards and bodies of rules will be discussed.

Emphasis will be on the design registration requirements for pressure equipment of the type that the company is involved with (e.g. pressure piping, boilers, pressure vessels, repairs) and areas where problems occur. Time will be spent reviewing the various documents that must be submitted for design registration and on completion of the piping job.

Where pressure piping design and installation are concerned, overpressure protection requirements in both power plants and pressure plants will be addressed, as will pressure testing requirements. Reference will be made to the inspections that ABSA is mandated to perform during the construction of a plant or other pressure equipment and that a construction project must allow for.

ABSA is prepared to deliver customized versions of this seminar to engineering and EPC companies upon request. Depending on the response from engineering and EPC companies, this seminar may be scheduled as a public seminar in the future.

 

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ABSA Code Update Seminar (1 Day)

Please click on the link to view the 2013 ABSA Code Update Seminar Agenda

2013/2014
Date City Location Cost
October 10, 2013 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Nisku Inn and Conference Centre - 1101 4th Street $280.00 including GST
October 15, 2013 SEMINAR FULL Calgary, ABBlackfoot Inn - 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE $280.00 including GST
October 17, 2013 Red Deer, AB IHotel on 67 Street - 6500 67 Street $280.00 including GST

 Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form AB-136 Seminar Registration Form

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In-House and Customized Training

ABSA may also present private (in-house) sessions of our seminars upon request*. In-house seminars reduce the cost of sending multiple employees to one of our public locations for a seminar.We offer private sessions of our standard seminars as well as customized training seminars.

We have presented standard and customized seminars across Canada and internationally and we will continue to attempt to offer customized training in areas identified by stakeholders. In the future we will conduct industry training surveys and look forward to hearing of any training needs that industry members may have.

*Please note that due to the increased demand for our private seminars, seminars will be scheduled upon the availability of our instructors.

 

We welcome your questions and comments! Please contact us:

E-mail: training@absa.ca

Tel: (780) 433-0281 extension 3311


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Updated Oct 16, 2013




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