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

CPCA Corner

A New Year for CPCA

Recent CPCA Corners A New Year for CPCA: 365 Days of Opportunity for Growth and Prosperity Author: Lloyd Clarke Published: February 2018 As 2017 has drawn to a close, I am honoured to become the new President of CPCA and begin my 2 year term. I am also pleased to announce that Paul Bastel from Phoenix Contact was voted in as Vice President and Ryan Kershaw from Mettler Toledo was voted onto the Board of Directors at the Fall General Meeting held on Dec. [...]

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 [...]

Factory Audit Options

Recent CPCA Corners Factory Audit Options Author: Paul Bastel Published: August 2015 One priority for the CPCA Industrial Relations Committee (IRC) is to understand, educate and resolve frustrations around the topic of product certification. To this end the committee has undertaken several surveys among members, market and certification bodies. This is the first of a series of articles that will highlight and inform readers on several aspects of product certification. Today’s article focuses on Factory Audits. As part of product certification for electrical or [...]

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 [...]