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. 

 

2014/2015
Date City Location Cost
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  SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $740.00 including GST
 November 26 & 27, 2014  SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $740.00 including GST
January 29 & 30, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton South  - 7230 Argyll Road $740.00 including GST
March 26 & 27, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $740.00 including GST
April 16 & 17, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Road $740.00 including GST
May 21 & 22, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $740.00 including GST
September 16 & 17, 2015 Edmonton, AB ABSA, 9410 - 20 Ave. $740.00 including GST
November 12 & 13, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $740.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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.

 

2014/2015
Date City Location Cost
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 SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST
November 5 & 6, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $1110.00 including GST
December 3 & 4, 2014  SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE  $1110.00 including GST
January 7 & 8, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Road $1110.00 including GST
February 4 & 5, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1110.00 including GST
March 4 & 5, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Road $1110.00 including GST
April 7 &  8, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1110.00 including GST
May 6 & 7, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Road $1110.00 including GST
June 3 & 4, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1110.00 including GST
September 29 & 30, 2015 Edmonton, AB ABSA, 9410 - 20 Ave. $1110.00 including GST
October 28 & 29, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1110.00 including GST
November 25 & 26, 2015 Edmonton, AB ABSA, 9410 - 20 Ave. $1110.00 including GST
December 9 & 10, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1110.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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

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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. 

 

2014/2015
Date City Location Cost
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
April 23 & 24, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Road $1,000.00 including GST
May 14 & 15, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1,000.00 including GST
June 25 & 26, 2015 Edmonton, AB To Be Announced $1,000.00 including GST
September 3 & 4, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1,000.00 including GST
November 4 & 5, 2015 Edmonton, AB ABSA,  9410 - 20 Ave. $1,000.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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. 

 

2014/2015
Date City Location Cost
June 24, 25 & 26, 2014  SEMINAR FULL Edmonton, AB Holiday Inn® Conference Centre Edmonton South - 4485 Gateway Blvd.  $1,490.00 including GST
October 21, 22 & 23, 2014 SEMINAR FULL Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call -  1935 McKnight Blvd NE $1,490.00 including GST
January 21, 22 & 23, 2015 Edmonton, AB To Be Announced $1,490.00 including GST
March 18, 19 & 20, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1,490.00 including GST
May 25, 26 & 27, 2015 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Roadd $1,490.00 including GST
November 18, 19 & 20, 2015 Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1,490.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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.

 

2014/2015
Date City Location
November 12 & 13, 2014 Calgary, AB Hotel Blackfoot - 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE  $1,000.00 including GST
December 3 & 4, 2015 Edmonton, AB ABSA, 9410 - 20 Ave. $1,000.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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.

 

2014/2015
Date City
September 2 & 3, 2014  SEMINAR FULL 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
April 29 & 30, 2015
Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1,000.00 including GST
September 3 & 4, 2015
Edmonton, AB ABSA, 9410 - 20 Ave. $1,000.00 including GST
November 4 & 5, 2015
Calgary, AB To Be Announced $1,000.00 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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.

 

2014/2015
Date City Location Cost
September 11, 2014 Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE   $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
June 05, 2015 Edmonton, AB To Be Announced $500 including GST
September 25, 2015 Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE $500 including GST

Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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

 

2014 Seminar Agenda

 

2014/2015
Date City Location Cost
October 09, 2014 Edmonton, AB Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South  - 7230 Argyll Road   $280.00 including GST
October 16, 2014 Calgary, AB Best Western, Port O'Call - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE $280.00 including GST

 Please use the AB-136, Seminar Registration Form to register.

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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 Aug 11, 2014




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