A-20.01, r. 1 - Regulation respecting pressure vessels

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1. In this Regulation, unless otherwise indicated by the context,
“accessory” means any component connected to a pressure vessel or piping, including among others a fitting, a valve, a cock, a water-level indicator, a gauge, an injector, a regulating or control device, a rupture device and any other pressure vessel mentioned in paragraph 10 of section 2 provided that it is attached to a pressure vessel or that it is part of it; (accessoire)
“Act” means the Act respecting pressure vessels (chapter A-20.01); (Loi)
“ANSI” means the American National Standards Institute; (ANSI)
“ASME” means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; (ASME)
“BNQ” means the Bureau de normalisation du Québec; (BNQ)
“boiler” means an appliance other than a water heater provided with a direct power source to heat a liquid or transform it into vapour; (chaudière)
“braze-welder” means a welder qualified to carry out a manual or semi-automatic brazing operation; (braseur)
“brazing” means a welding process by which metal parts are joined by means of alloys which melt at a temperature lower than that of the joined metals; (brasage)
“CSA” means the Canadian Standards Association; (ANCOR)
“diameter” means the inside diameter unless otherwise indicated; (diamètre)
“direct power” means electric power or power generated by the combustion of a solid, a liquid, a gas or a mixture of the three; (énergie directe)
“enterprise” means a person or partnership; (entreprise)
“expansion tank” means a pressure vessel designed for installation in a closed hot water heating system or cooling system to provide a pneumatic cushion for the expansion of the water; (réservoir de dilatation)
“heat exchanger” means a pressure vessel such as a condenser, evaporator, heater or cooler in which heat is exchanged between 2 fluids; (échangeur de chaleur)
“hot water tank” means a pressure vessel not provided with a direct power source in which water is stored or heated; (réservoir à eau chaude)
“inspector” means an inspector as defined by section 7 of the Act or, as the case may be, a person to whom the Minister has delegated the power to carry out inspections under section 8 of the Act; (inspecteur)
“installation of pressure vessel” means a pressure vessel or an assembly of vessels and attached accessories including the piping; (installation d’appareil sous pression)
“installer” means a person who, for another person or for himself, does or has installation work done on pressure vessels or pressure piping. In the event that no installation work is carried out on the installation site, the owner or operator of the pressure vessel located on such site is considered as the installer; (installateur)
“low pressure” means
(1)  gauge pressure of 103 kPa or less for steam and gases;
(2)  gauge pressure of 1,100 kPa or less for water at a temperature of 121 ºC or less; or
(3)  vapour pressure of 205 kPa or less in absolute pressure for liquids at the maximum operating temperature; (basse pression)
“manufacturer” means an enterprise that manufactures, in whole or in part, pressure vessels, piping or accessories, or assembles elements thereof; (fabriquant)
“piping” means a system of pipes and conduits, including a manifold, used exclusively to carry a fluid from one point to another; (tuyauterie)
“pressure” means gauge pressure unless otherwise specified; (pression)
“registration” means the inscription of a pressure vessel; (enregistrement)
“thermal fluid” means a heat transfer fluid other than water that is used to transfer heat with or without vaporisation; (fluide thermique)
“water heater” means a vessel provided with a direct energy source in which water destined for exterior use is heated to a temperature of 99 ºC or less and to a pressure of 1,100 kPa or less. The heat source and control devices are an integral of the water-heater. (chauffe-eau)
O.C. 2519-82, s. 1; O.C. 1310-91, s. 1; O.C. 1678-94, s. 1.