Over 115 ISA members and guests enjoyed another technical program meeting on the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code Update: B149.1 and B149.3. The topic was presented by Sidney Manning, Chief Plumbing & Gas Administrator Municipal Affairs/Safety Services . This meeting took place on Monday, November 29th at the Delta Bow Valley.
Sidney Manning talked about the natural gas and propane installation codes of B149.1 and B149.3 and how they have been changed to clarify the requirement of approvals, inspections, and designer requirements as it relates to the burner management industry effective September 1, 2010.
This evening was an opportunity to discuss code changes, gas regulation in Alberta and the issues of certification, field approvals and applications of the existing oil and gas variance. There was extensive handouts of the codes as well given to all in attendance.
Sidney Manning was with the City of Lethbridge as a Safety Codes Officer for before joining Alberta Municipal Affairs in 2009. Sidney contributes to the development and implementation of codes by national participation in the inter-provincial gas advisory Council as well as the subcommittees for the B149 series of codes for the gas discipline.
In addition to the Sidney Manning’s discussion, there were five table top displays for members and guests to visit: ACL Manufacturing Inc., CB Engineering, GS Hitech Controls Inc., Sur-Flo Meters and-Tundra Boiler & Instrumentation Ltd. Thanks to all these companies as they all had very interesting demonstrations and displays which were both very informative.
The winner of the complimentary dinner for filling out our table feed-back sheets was Rod McNeil. Thanks Rod for your topic input!
A special thanks to Spartan Controls for generously lending their two projectors for this evening event.
We hope to see you at the next ISA meeting on January 31st, 2011.