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  • Canadian Electrical Code 2018 - New Requirements for Intrinsically Safe System Documentation

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    The 2018 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code was published in January 2018 and came into force in Alberta on February 1, 2019. In this blog post, changes to the code related to Intrinsically Safe (IS) system documentation will be discussed.
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  • Burner Management Systems and IEC 61511 : What to Know When Using Fired Equipment

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    Through recent discussions about the hazards associated with the fuel trains of fired equipment, that these types of equipment are not always evaluated using the risk assessment process.
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  • Legislated Process Safety Management: What You Need to Know

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    As you may already be aware, part of a Process Safety Management (PSM) plan follows IEC 61511 (or the equivalent) in order to meet some of the PSM elements. One of the questions I am asked most often is whether compliance to IEC 61511 is mandatory and, up until now, the answer for Canada has been no. However, according to the 2018 version of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Canadian process industry players will soon be required to comply with IEC 61511. For Alberta producers that date is February 1, 2019. This is a six month buffer to comply with a standard that, in reality, is not as well understood as it should be.
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