CPCA Corner2018-07-21T17:14:43-04:00

CPCA Corner

CPCA Process Training

Recent CPCA Corners CPCA Training Initiative: The Imperative of Investing in Your Exclusive Asset: Your Team! Author: Ryan Kershaw Published: May 2021 How do you keep your employees up to date? Actually, do you keep your employees up to date? I mean like up to date with proper training. Many companies run internal training sessions, but how often do you expose your employees to external, professionally run training? Why not? Too expensive? Too time consuming? Can't find anything relevant? Unsure about making an investment? [...]

CRN: What’s in a Number?

Recent CPCA Corners CRN: What's in a Number? Author: Cameron Sterling Published: December 2016 Canadian Registration Numbers (CRNs) identify unique pressure equipment designs for use in Canada. Each design concept has a unique number. One Canadian Registration Number can represent millions of individual items, each with a different serial number, that all conform to the CRN design. Canadian provincial regulatory authorities have cooperated to help ensure CRNs are tracked nationwide, and identifiable across provincial boundaries. CRNs are stamped on equipment or, in the case [...]

Are CRNS Needed?

Recent CPCA Corners Are CRNs Needed? Author: Cameron Sterling Published: December 2016 Opinions and answers depend on perspective, but public safety should always be of paramount significance! Here’s our view on some answers: "Some Applicants Answer No" They incorrectly seem to suggest that the CRN application process is necessarily: an inconvenient, troubling, confusing, contradictory series of hurdles; and fraught with problems that are the fault of regulators, or the CRN system itself. Though potentially loud, this perspective is relatively insignificant since getting a CRN [...]

Preferential Oxidation or “Green Rot” Corrosion

Recent CPCA Corners Preferential Oxidation or "Green Rot" Corrosion Author: Lloyd Clarke Published: September 2015 Type K thermocouples, which consist of a chromel leg and an alumel leg, are widely used in industry for measuring process temperatures up to 1200°C. They are however, susceptible to preferential oxidation or “green rot” as it also more commonly known. Green rot can occur when a Type K thermocouple is used in a reducing oxygen environment at a temperature between 800°C to 1,040°C. While they operate well in [...]

The Path to CRN Harmonization

Recent CPCA Corners CRN Harmonization The Canadian Registration Number (CRN) is an alpha-numerical identifier which serves as proof that a pressure equipment design has been registered for use by a provincial or territorial regulator. CPCA is been part of a consortium put in place to address concerns that the cost, administrative burden and time associated with the CRN process impede investment, innovation, and product choice. While the ultimate goal remains harmonization, the current path is a mutual recognition model. This does not make the process [...]

Inline Chlorine Analysis – Colorometric vs. Ampreometric Methodology

Recent CPCA Corners Inline Chlorine Analysis - Colorometric vs. Ampreometric Methodology Author: Brett Smith Published: June 2015 Chlorine is a strong oxidant used to disinfect drinking water, process wastewater and provide sanitation that is essential to protecting public health. Utilizing Chlorine gas requires special storage, safety and handling considerations and is usually utilized in large municipalities. Hypochlorite solutions can be manufactured onsite, is safer to handle but may cost slightly more than utilizing chlorine gas. Chlorine is a member of the Halogen group of [...]