Director’s Update – Mike Adams, BPV/OE Safety Program

Director’s Update – Mike Adams, BPV/OE Safety Program

In this episode of Safety Matters, TSSA’s Director of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Mike Adams joins host Greg Kerr to talk about new developments and current issues in the BPV/OE sector.

Interview Highlights:

  • Province-wide collaboration for power engineering and student co-op placements (0:57-3:59)
  • TSSA process improvements/simplification of OE certification/examinations, including turn-around times (4:00-6:07)
  • Inspection requirement for BPV piping repairs (6:08-9:08)
  • Developing new BPV/OE electronic diary technology – with ability to read device status remotely and its connection to TSSA’s 2020 initiative (9:09-13:12)
  • Safety bulletin for Organic Rankine Cycle systems that convert low-grade heat sources into electrical power (13:13-17:30)
  • Attendant safety requirement at Compressed Natural Gas fuel stations (17:31-21:00)
  • Regulatory review with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services for both BPV/OE (21:01-24:32)
  • IPE Conferences/Canadian Boiler Society – addressing skills shortage, practical time, new safety issues, regulatory renewal for BPV/OE industry (24:33-28:20)
  • Director outreach during periodic inspections, meeting manufacturers, various industry associations across province and nation-wide (28:21-29:35)

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