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Submission Requirements for Registration of Welding, Brazing, and Other Joining Procedures in Alberta

The Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation (AR 49/2006) Section 27(1)(b) and 27(2)(b) require all welding, brazing and other joining procedures that may be used for the fabrication of pressure equipment to be registered in accordance with Section 18.

CSA B51 Clause 4.4.1 requires all welding and brazing procedures that may be used for fabrication of pressure equipment to be registered with ABSA.

Welding or brazing procedures shall be in compliance with ASME Section IX per Sections 27(1)(a) and other joining procedures must comply with the requirements of the applicable code of construction per section 27(2)(a) of the Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation.

The following provides specific Administrative and Technical Submission requirements for each Welding, Brazing, and Other joining procedure registration application.

ABSA has developed an Electronic Submission Process for welding procedures. For more information about the Electronic Submission (Pilot Project), click here.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • EACH APPLICATION SHALL BE SEPARATED INTO TWO SETS OF DOCUMENTS. ONE SET FOR ABSA AND A SECOND SET THAT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE CLIENT UPON COMPLETION OF REVIEW.
  • One (1) completed Design Registration Application Form AB-31 for each separate design submitted to ABSA. Place this form on top of the application package.
  • Two (2) sets of the Welding or Brazing Procedure. Single sided page prints only.
  • DO NOT STAPLE APPLICATIONS
  • ALL documents larger than 8 ½” BY 11” MUST BE FOLDED
  • DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IN BINDERS, FOLDERS OR DUOTANGS
  • Mail applications to:

ABSA
Attn: Design Survey
9410 20th Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6N 0A4
Canada

 

TECHNICAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Joining procedure submission shall include either A or B below:

  1. Welding or Brazing procedure in compliance with ASME Section IX
    • Welding or Brazing Procedure Specification (WPS or BPS)
    • Supporting Procedure Qualification Record(s) (PQR)
    • Laboratory Report(s) (if applicable, i.e. if the testing was done by an outside laboratory)
  1. Joining procedure other than Welding or Brazing
    • Joining procedure specification(s) in compliance with the pressure equipment code of construction.
    • Supporting procedure qualification record(s) in compliance with the pressure equipment code of construction.

Last modified: September 9, 2016