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Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 23, 2021
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1.1 This standard applies to:

a) Automatic transfer switches;
b) Manual or non-automatic transfer switches;
c) Closed transition transfer switches;
d) Hybrid transfer switches;
e) Transfer switches for fire pumps;
f) Bypass/isolating switches;
g) Softload transfer switches;
h) Transfer switches intended for use as service equipment; and
i) In Mexico and the United States, branch circuit emergency lighting transfer switches (BCELTS). In Canada, this requirement does not apply that have a maximum rating of 1000 volts for use in non-hazardous locations, in accordance with Annex A1, Item 1.

1.2 This standard specifically does not apply to:

a) Double-throw switches for use in optional standby systems;
b) Switches used in equipment manufactured in accordance with Annex A1, Item 9;
c) In Canada, manually operated generator transfer panels in accordance with Annex A1, Item 12. In Mexico, this requirement does not apply.
d) Transfer switches rated over 1000 V; and
e) Solid-state (static) transfer equipment.

1.3 These requirements apply to transfer switches and their associated control devices including voltage sensing relays, frequency sensing relays, time-delay relays, and the like.

1.4 These requirements apply to completely enclosed transfer switches and to open types intended for mounting in other equipment such as switchboards.

1.5 These requirements apply to bypass/isolation switches used to manually select an available power source to feed load circuits and to provide for total isolation of an automatic transfer switch. These switches may be completely enclosed, enclosed with the transfer switch, or of the open type intended for mounting in other equipment. Refer to Annex D.

1.6 In Canada, automatic transfer switches built to the optional standby requirements of this standard are not permitted. In Mexico and the United States, this requirement does not apply.

1.7 These requirements cover enclosed inlets intended to facilitate connection of portable generators to transfer equipment.

Categories: Energy
Contact: [email protected] (Mark Duda)
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 23, 2021
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1.1
Types of valves in the scope of this Standard These requirements apply to manually operated valves for compressed natural gas.

1.2
Types of valves not in the scope of this Standard These requirements do not apply to cylinder shut-off valves.

1.3
Terminology In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.4
Units of measure The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 24, 2021
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1.1
These requirements cover individually enclosed air switches, rated 4000 A or less at 600 V or less, having all current-carrying parts enclosed, manually operable by means of external handles, and intended to be employed in accordance with the national installation codes listed in Annex A, Ref. No. 1.

1.2
As used in this Standard, the term switch is intended to mean an enclosed switch or deadfront switch unless specifically stated otherwise.

1.3
These requirements also cover deadfront switches that have all current-carrying parts enclosed when mounted in an enclosed panelboard, deadfront switchboard, or the like. These switches are manually operable by means of external handles and are intended to be employed in accordance with the national installation codes listed in Annex A, Ref. No. 1.

1.4
These requirements cover enclosed switches with or without provision for fuses suitable for use as branch circuit, feeder, and service overcurrent protection.

1.5
The following fuses are deemed suitable for use as branch circuit, feeder, and service overcurrent protection:

a) Cartridge Fuses (Ref. Annex B, Low-Voltage Fuses – Parts 1 – 10, 12 and 15)
b) Plug Fuses (Ref. Annex B, Low-Voltage Fuses – Parts 1 and 11), and
c) Special Purposes Fuses marked as meeting the performance specifications of a specific Class Fuse.

1.6
These requirements cover enclosed switches intended for general use and having ampere ratings, with or without horsepower or kilowatt ratings, and enclosed switches intended for motor-circuit use only and having horsepower or kilowatt ratings but no general-use ampere ratings.

1.7
These requirements cover double-throw switches intended for use in optional standby systems (see Annex A, Ref. No. 1).

1.8
These requirements cover fused electrically tripped switches rated over 600 A and rated 600 A or less employing Class J, R or T fuses.

1.9
These requirements also cover electrically tripped switches that have been investigated to determine their acceptability for ground-fault protection when combined with ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment as follows:

a) Switches for use with Class I ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment include those that are capable of interrupting 12 times their rated current or that have integral means to prevent disconnecting as levels of fault current exceeding the contact interrupting capability of the switch.

b) Switches for use with Class II ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment are capable of interrupting 10 times their rated current and are for use in ground-fault protection systems in which means to prevent disconnecting at levels of fault current exceeding the contact interrupting capability of the switch are incorporated within the ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment when combined with Class I and II ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment.

1.10
These requirements do not cover:

a) Common forms of snap switches
b) Switches having features intended primarily for the starting and protection of motors, including the switches arranged to shunt out fuses during the starting of motors
c) Switches provided with automatic trips for opening them and constructed to afford overload protection without other circuit breakers or fuses
d) Devices in which the pulling of fuses or the removal of a detachable pullout member is designed to accomplish a switching operation, or
e) Circuit breakers, molded-case switches, magnetic-only circuit interrupters, instantaneous-only circuit breakers, and supplementary protectors.

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Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 25, 2021
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Scope

1.1 General

This Standard addresses the special requirements of plumbing systems pertinent to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of health care facilities (HCFs). This Standard specifies requirements for the following in HCFs:

a) water supply systems, including cold water systems and hot water systems;

b) plumbing fixtures and fittings;

c) drainage systems;

d) monitoring and maintenance of water systems;

e) infection control;

f) catastrophic event planning;

g) specialized water systems (e.g., reverse-osmosis, deionized, distilled); and

h) hydraulic fire protection systems.

Note: Special requirements for plumbing systems apply in HCFs because of the need to protect occupants of the facility and the adjacent surroundings from

a) infectious diseases;

b) hazards created by improper temperatures, leaks, and inadequate drainage; and

c) adverse conditions created by the failure or improper operation of plumbing systems.

1.2 Additional requirements

This Standard supplements the relevant standards and other applicable requirements for plumbing systems, fixtures, and fittings in general building applications.

Notes:

a) Relevant plumbing standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings can be found in the National Plumbing Code and/or adopted Provincial Plumbing Codes.

b) Applicable requirements for plumbing systems are also contained in the National Building Code of Canada and the National Plumbing Code of Canada.

1.3 Medical gas systems

This Standard does not apply to medical gas systems.

Note: See CAN/CSA-Z7396.1 for design, installation, certification, and maintenance requirements for non-flammable medical gas piping systems.

1.4 Use of more stringent requirements

This Standard is not intended to preclude the use of design concepts and the adoption of construction, installation, operations, and maintenance procedures more stringent than those specified in this Standard and in the documents listed in Clause 1.2.

1.5 Classes of HCF

This Standard applies to all classes of HCF.

Note: Some requirements may be waived for smaller Class C-2 HCFs as determined by the application of engineering principles and in consultation with the administrator and the authority having jurisdiction.

1.6 Retrofitting of existing systems

The requirements of this Standard apply to the retrofitting of existing systems when

a) an existing HCF is

i) extended; or

ii) undergoing material alteration or repair; and

 

b) the plumbing in existing facilities is adversely affected.

1.7 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.8 Units

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

Categories: Energy
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 30, 2021
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Z341.1 - Reservoir storage

1 Scope

1.1
This Standard sets out minimum requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, abandonment, and safety of hydrocarbon storage in underground reservoir formations and associated equipment. The equipment considered includes

a) storage wellhead and Christmas tree assemblies;
b) wells and subsurface equipment; and
c) safety equipment, including monitoring, control, and emergency shutdown systems.

Note: Hydrocarbons covered by this Standard are restricted to natural gas.

1.2
The scope of this Standard is shown in Figure 1.

1.3
This Standard does not apply to

a) underground storage facilities for gases or fluids other than hydrocarbons, such as storage facilities used for air storage, unless these fluids are used specifically for the displacement of stored hydrocarbons;

b) underground storage facilities used for storing substances other than hydrocarbons, such as reaction chambers and waste disposal facilities;

c) underground storage in overburden materials involving the use of tanks, such as gasoline tanks;

d) design and fabrication of pressure vessels that are covered by pressure vessel codes;

e) heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, and piping in processing plant facilities, manufacturing plants, or industrial plants that are covered by appropriate codes;

f) gathering lines, flow lines, metering, compressors, and associated surface equipment beyond the first emergency shutdown valve (ESV) or block valve; and

g) storage of hydrocarbons containing hydrogen sulphide in concentrations greater than 10 mol/kmol.

1.4
It is not the intent of this Standard to prevent the development of new equipment or practices, nor to prescribe how such innovations should be handled.

1.5
Where the requirements of this Standard differ from the requirements of other standards or codes referenced herein, the requirements of this Standard take precedence.

1.6
The requirements of this Standard do not apply retroactively to existing installations and installations under construction at the time of publication, but they do apply to the extension, replacement, maintenance, and upgrading of such installations.

1.7
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Z341.2 - Salt cavern storage

1 Scope

1.1
This Standard sets out minimum requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, abandonment, and safety of hydrocarbon storage in underground salt caverns and associated equipment. The equipment considered includes

a) storage wellhead and Christmas tree assemblies;
b) wells and subsurface equipment; and
c) safety equipment, including monitoring, control, and emergency shutdown systems.

A cavern is considered active or in pre-abandonment phase until it is permanently abandoned and all requirements of this standard shall apply.

Hydrocarbons within the scope of this Standard include crude oil, diesel, natural gas, methane, ethane, propane, butane, and other hydrocarbons by themselves or in mixtures.

1.2
The scope of this Standard is shown in Figure 1.

1.3
This Standard does not apply to:

a) underground storage facilities for gases or fluids other than hydrocarbons, such as storage facilities used for air storage, unless these fluids are used specifically for the displacement of stored hydrocarbons;

b) underground storage facilities used for storing substances other than hydrocarbons, such as reaction chambers and waste disposal facilities;

c) underground storage in overburden materials involving the use of tanks, such as gasoline tanks;

d) design and fabrication of pressure vessels that are covered by pressure vessel codes;

e) heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, and piping in processing plant facilities, manufacturing plants, or industrial plants that are covered by appropriate codes;

f) gathering lines, flow lines, metering, compressors, and associated surface equipment beyond the first emergency shutdown valve (ESV) or block valve; and

g) storage of hydrocarbons containing hydrogen sulphide in concentrations greater than 10 mol/kmol.

1.4
It is not the intent of this Standard to prevent the development of new equipment or practices, nor to prescribe how such innovations should be handled.

1.5
Where the requirements of this Standard differ from the requirements of other standards or codes referenced herein, the requirements of this Standard take precedence.

1.6
The requirements of this Standard do not apply retroactively to existing installations and installations under construction at the time of publication, but they do apply to the extension, replacement, maintenance, and upgrading of such installations.

1.7
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Z341.4 - Salt cavern waste disposal

1 Scope

1.1
This Standard sets out the minimum requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, abandonment, and safety of wells and associated equipment used to inject waste into underground salt caverns in a slurry form. The equipment considered includes

a) wellhead and Christmas tree assemblies;
b) wells and subsurface equipment; and
c) safety equipment, including monitoring, control, and emergency shutdown systems.

Note: The scope of this Standard is illustrated in Figure 1.

A cavern is considered active or in pre-abandonment phase until it is permanently abandoned and all requirements of this standard shall apply.

1.2
Wastes within the scope of this Standard are substances generated from the exploration, production, drilling, completion, abandonment, processing, refining, transmission, or use of petroleum or petroleum products.

Note: Examples include

a) drilling mud;
b) drill cuttings;
c) completion and stimulation waste;
d) produced sands;
e) tank bottoms;
f) crude oil-contaminated soil;
g
salt-contaminated soil;
h) brine pond bottoms;
i) water treatment sludge; and
j) blowdown from water coolers or steam generators.

1.3
This Standard does not apply to

a) underground disposal in overburden materials involving the use of tanks or membranes, such as landfills;

b) design and fabrication of pressure vessels that are covered by pressure vessel codes;

c) heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, and piping in processing plant facilities, manufacturing plants, or industrial plants that are covered by appropriate codes;

d) gathering lines, flow lines, metering, compressors, and associated surface equipment beyond the first emergency shutdown valve (ESV) or block valve;

e) radioactive fuel wastes;

f) biological wastes;

g) wastes that have a pH less than 4.5 or greater than 12.5;

h) wastes that have a flash point less than 60.5 °C; and

i) wastes containing hydrogen sulphide in concentrations greater than 10 mol/kmol.

1.4
It is not the intent of this Standard to prevent the development of new equipment or practices, nor to prescribe how such innovations should be handled.

1.5
Where the requirements of this Standard differ from the requirements of other Standards or Codes referenced herein, the requirements of this Standard take precedence.

1.6
The requirements of this Standard do not apply retroactively to existing installations and installations under construction at the time of publication, but they do apply to the extension, replacement, maintenance, and upgrading of such installations.

1.7
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 30, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to electrical equipment that is intended for installation and use in accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) and is 

a) cord connected or permanently connected and required to be bonded by either Part I or Part II of the CE Code; or 
b) constructed in a manner intended to ensure that it can be bonded when installed. 

Note: The bonding specified in this Clause does not include bonding that is applied to equipment solely for a purpose such as protection from lightning discharge or preventing electrical noise from interfering with the functioning of communications and computer circuits. 

1.2
This Standard includes provisions for certain details of construction and for testing procedures by which a certification body may determine compliance with the applicable Standard. 

1.3
This Standard does not include the evaluation of bonding path provisions for equipment used as wiring methods in accordance with Section 12 of the CE Code. 

Note: Short-time-current test requirements for equipment used as a bonding path are found in CSA C22.2 No. 41 Grounding and bonding equipment. 

1.4
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard. 

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. 

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. 

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
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1.1 * Scope
This International Standard applies to the reduction of adverse ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT.

MEDICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS are excluded from the scope of this collateral standard.

1.2 Object
The object of this collateral standard is to specify general requirements, in addition to those of the general standard, for the reduction of the adverse ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT of ME EQUIPMENT, and to serve as the basis for particular standards.

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1.1 * Scope
This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT and MEDICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS. 

If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant. 

HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1. 

Note: See also 4.2. 

This Standard can also be applied to equipment used for compensation or alleviation of disease, injury or disability. 

In vitro diagnostic equipment that does not fall within the definition of ME EQUIPMENT is covered by the IEC 61010 series 2). This Standard does not apply to the implantable parts of active implantable medical devices covered by ISO 14708-1 3). 

1.2 Object
The object of this standard is to specify general requirements and to serve as the basis for particular standards. 

1.3 * Collateral standards
In the IEC 60601 series, collateral standards specify general requirements for BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE applicable to: 

- a subgroup of ME EQUIPMENT (e.g. radiological equipment)
- a specific characteristic of all ME EQUIPMENT not fully addressed in this standard

Applicable collateral standards become normative at the date of their publication and shall apply together with this standard. 

Note 1: When evaluating compliance with IEC 60601-1, it is permissible to independently assess compliance with the collateral standards. 

Note 2: When declaring compliance with IEC 60601-1, the declarer should specifically list the collateral standards that have been applied. This allows the reader of the declaration to understand which collateral standards were part of the evaluation. 

Note 3: Members of IEC maintain a register of valid International Standards. Users of this standard should consult this register to determine which collateral standards have been published. 

If a collateral standard applies to ME EQUIPMENT for which a particular standard exists, then the particular standard takes priority over the collateral standard. 

1.4 * Particular standards
In the IEC 60601 series, particular standards may modify, replace or delete requirements contained in this standard as appropriate for the particular ME EQUIPMENT under consideration, and may add other BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE requirements. 

Note: Members of IEC and ISO maintain registers of valid International Standards. Users of this standard should consult these registers to determine which particular standards have been published. 

A requirement of a particular standard takes priority over this standard. 

Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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Scope

1.1

This Standard covers plumbing fixtures made of stainless steel alloys and specifies requirements for materials, construction, performance, testing, and markings.

Note: The term “corrosion-resisting steel” is also applied to stainless steel.

1.2

This Standard covers the following plumbing fixtures:

a) bathtubs;

b) bidets;

c) drinking fountains and water coolers;

d) lavatories;

e) shower bases;

f) sinks:

                        (i)     bar sinks;

                        (ii)     clinic sinks;

                        (iii)     kitchen sinks;

                        (iv)      laboratory sinks;

                        (v)       laundry sinks;

                        (vi)      service sinks; and

                        (vii)     utility sinks.

g) urinals; and

h) water closets.

1.3

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.4

SI units are the units of record in Canada. In this Standard, the yard/pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each measurement system are equivalent in application; however, each system is to be used independently. Combining values from the two measurement systems can result in non-conformance with this Standard.

All references to gallons are to U.S. gallons.

For information on the unit conversion criteria used in this Standard, see Annex A.

ASME A112.19.3-2022 / CSA B45.4:22 Stainless steel plumbing fixtures

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1.1

This Standard covers spuds and flush valves for water closet bowls, tanks, and urinals.

1.1.1

The provisions of this Standard are not intended to prevent the use of alternate materials or methods of construction or design, provided any such alternate meets the performance criteria outlined herein.

1.2

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

1.3

SI units are the units of record in Canada. In this Standard, the inch/pound units are shown in parentheses.

The values stated in each measurement system are equivalent in application; however, each system is to be used independently. Combining values from the two measurement systems can result in non-conformance with this Standard.

All references to gallons are to U.S. gallons.

For information on the conversion criteria used in this Standard, see Annex A.

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1.1 

This Standard specifies requirements for manually or automatically operated valves, also known as supply line stops, in sizes NPS 4 and smaller.

1.2 

Valves covered by this Standard are intended for

a) installation as water shutoff valves between the meter and the supply stop; and

b) service at temperatures between 5 °C (40 °F) and 71 °C (160 °F), with an allowable working pressure rating not less than 862 kPa (125 psi).

1.3 

This Standard does not apply to hose end valves or endpoint devices as defined in Section 9 of NSF/ANSI 61.

1.4 

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.5 

SI units are the units of record in Canada. In this Standard, the yard/pound units are shown in parentheses.

The values stated in each measurement system are equivalent in application; however, each system is to be used independently. Combining values from the two measurement systems can result in non-conformance with this Standard.

All references to gallons are to U.S. gallons.

For information on the conversion criteria used in this Standard, see Annex A.

Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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1.1 

This Standard covers flexible water connectors for use in water supply systems under

a) continuous pressure in accessible locations; and

b) intermittent pressure in recreational vehicles only.

1.2 

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.3 

SI units are the units of record in Canada. In this Standard, the yard/pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each measurement system are equivalent in application; however, each system is to be used independently. Combining values from the two measurement systems can result in non-conformance with this Standard.

All references to gallons are to U.S. gallons.

For information on the conversion criteria used in this Standard, see Annex B.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following. 

This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electric fence energizers, the rated voltage  of which is not more than 250 V and by means of which fence wires in agricultural, domestic or feral animal control fences and security fences may be electrified or monitored. 

NOTE 101 Examples of electric fence energizers coming within the scope of this standard are: 
– mains-operated energizers; 
– battery-operated electric fence energizers suitable for connection to the mains, as shown in Figure 101 and Figure 102; 
– electric fence energizers operated by non-rechargeable batteries either incorporated or separate. 

This standard does not in general take into account 
– the use of appliances by young children or infirm persons without supervision; 
– the playing with appliances by young children. 

NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that 
– for appliances intended to be used on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements can be necessary; 
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities. 

NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to 
– electromagnetically coupled animal trainer collars; 
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas); 
– separate battery chargers (IEC 60335-2-29); 
– electric fishing machines (IEC 60335-2-86); 
– electric animal-stunning equipment (IEC 60335-2-87); 
– appliances for medical purposes (IEC 60601). 

Categories: Energy
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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This International Standard is a design qualification standard applicable to solar trackers for photovoltaic systems, but may be used for trackers in other solar applications. The standard defines test procedures for both key components and for the complete tracker system. In some cases, test procedures describe methods to measure and/or calculate parameters to be reported in the defined tracker specification sheet. In other cases, the test procedure results in a pass/fail criterion.

The objective of this design qualification standard is twofold.

First, this standard ensures the user of the said tracker that parameters reported in the specification sheet were measured by consistent and accepted industry procedures. This provides customers with a sound basis for comparing and selecting a tracker appropriate to their specific needs. This Standard provides industry-wide definitions and parameters for solar trackers. Each vendor can design, build, and specify the functionality and accuracy with uniform definition. This allows consistency in specifying the requirements for purchasing, comparing the products from different vendors, and verifying the quality of the products.

Second, the tests with pass/fail criteria are engineered with the purpose of separating tracker designs that are likely to have early failures from those designs that are sound and suitable for use as specified by the manufacturer. Mechanical and environmental testing in this standard is designed to gauge the tracker’s ability to perform under varying operating conditions, as well as to survive extreme conditions. Mechanical testing is not intended to certify structural and foundational designs, because this type of certification is
specific to local jurisdictions, soil types, and other local requirements.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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1.1
This Standard specifies requirements for copper and aluminum conductor secondary and service- entrance cables intended for use on systems having a nominal voltage of 600 V or less in underground installation 
a) by direct burial; or 
b) in duct systems. 

This Standard also applies to multiple-conductor cable assemblies. 

The products specified in this Standard are designed to be installed in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. 

Note: Portions of the cable covered by this Standard will be exposed to sunlight on terminal poles and during storage. 

1.2
This Standard applies to cable with 
a) a maximum allowable conductor temperature of 
i) 75 °C; or 
ii) 90 °C; and
b) cold impact and cold bend ratings of –40 °C. 

1.3
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard. 

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. 

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. 

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Contact: [email protected] (Andrea Holbeche)
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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Purpose

This Express Document (herein referred to as “this document”) provides requirements and guidance relating to the safe operation of RPAS for the emergency services sector in Canada.

Part 1 provides requirements and guidance for the operator on the elements of a RPAS program and the ongoing management of a RPAS program.

Part 2 covers competency requirements for personnel involved with emergency services RPAS programs.

This document applies to the broad range of uses of RPAS by the emergency services organizations (herein referred to as “the operator”) but does not expressly speak to procedures for specific emergency service operations.

This document does not apply to the use of underwater unmanned vehicles.

This document does not cover operations involving counter-drone technology, which refers to systems that are used to detect and/or intercept unmanned aircraft.

Note: This document is generally applicable to RPAS under the scope of TP 15263, however, can be applied to smaller, sub-250g, RPAS.  For any size of RPAS, the expectation is to apply existing requirements for all aircraft, as well as applicable requirements and best practices for the size of RPAS being used

Terminology

In this document, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the document; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the document.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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In general, this part of IEC 60730 applies to automatic electrical controls for use in, on, or in association with equipment for household and similar use. The equipment may use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc., or a combination thereof.

NOTE 1 Throughout this standard the word equipment means appliance and equipment.

EXAMPLE 1 Controls for appliances within the scope of IEC 60335.

This International Standard is applicable to controls for building automation within the scope of ISO 16484.

This standard also applies to automatic electrical controls for equipment that may be used by the public, such as equipment intended to be used in shops, offices, hospitals, farms and commercial and industrial applications.

EXAMPLE 2 Controls for commercial catering, heating and air-conditioning equipment.

This standard is also applicable to individual controls utilized as part of a control system or controls which are mechanically integral with multifunctional controls having non-electrical outputs.

EXAMPLE 3 Independently mounted water valves, controls in smart grid systems and controls for building automation systems within the scope of ISO 16484-2.

This standard is also applicable to relays when used as controls for IEC 60335 appliances. Additional requirements for the safety and operating values of relays when used as controls for IEC 60335 appliances are contained in Annex U.

NOTE 2 These requirements are referred to in the scope of IEC 61810-1.

NOTE 3 This standard is intended to be used for the testing of any stand-alone relay which is intended to be used as a control of an appliance according to IEC 60335-1. It is not intended to be used for any other stand-alone relay, or to replace the IEC 61810 series of standards.

This standard does not apply to automatic electrical controls intended exclusively for industrial process applications unless explicitly mentioned in the relevant part 2 or the equipment standard.

1.1.1
This International Standard applies to the inherent safety, to the operating values, operating times, and operating sequences where such are associated with equipment safety, and to the testing of automatic electrical control devices used in, or in association with, equipment.

This standard applies to controls using thermistors, see also Annex J.

This standard is also applicable to the functional safety of low complexity safety related systems and controls.

1.1.2
This standard applies to automatic electrical controls, mechanically or electrically operated, responsive to or controlling such characteristics as temperature, pressure, passage of time, humidity, light, electrostatic effects, flow, or liquid level, current, voltage, acceleration, or combinations thereof.

1.1.3
This standard applies to starting relays, which are a specific type of automatic electrical control, intended to switch the starting winding of a motor. Such controls may be built into, or be separate from, the motor.

1.1.4
This standard applies to manual controls when such are electrically and/or mechanically integral with automatic controls.

NOTE Requirements for manual switches not forming part of an automatic control are contained in IEC 61058-1.

1.1.5
This standard applies to a.c. or d.c. powered controls with a rated voltage not exceeding 690 V a.c. or 600 V d.c.

1.1.6
This standard does not take into account the response value of an automatic action of a control, if such a response value is dependent upon the method of mounting the control in the equipment. Where a response value is of significant purpose for the protection of the user, or surroundings, the value defined in the appropriate household equipment standard or as determined by the manufacturer shall apply.

1.1.7
This standard applies also to controls incorporating electronic devices, requirements for which are contained in Annex H.

1.1.8
This standard applies also to controls using NTC or PTC thermistors, requirements for which are contained in Annex J.

Categories: Energy
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 4, 2021
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1.1 
This Standard specifies the technical requirements for the owner/operator to ensure structural integrity evaluate of [RR2] cold-worked Zr-2.5 wt% Nb alloy pressure tubes in operating CANDU reactors for continued operation. Clause 13 of CSA N285.0/N285.6 Series requires that when in-service inspection results or material surveillance results do not satisfy the requirements of the original inspection program, a fitness-for-service evaluation must be performed in accordance with CSA N285.4 to demonstrate acceptance. The requirements of this Standard address the specific fitness-for-service evaluation requirements of CSA N285.4, Clause 12.

1.2
This Standard applies only to cold-worked Zr-2.5 wt% Nb alloy pressure tubes in operating CANDU reactors and to evaluation of the volumetric inspection results, pressure tube to calandria tube contact, and material surveillance measurements listed herein. The definition of pressure tube material types is provided in CSA N285.0/N285.6 Series.

1.3
This Standard does not apply to evaluation of pressure tube dimensional changes (other than pressure tube to calandria tube contact), material property surveillance measurements beyond those defined in CSA N285.4, or to other reactor types. This Standard does not apply to pressure tube materials other than cold-worked Zr-2.5 wt% Nb.

1.4
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

 [RR1]Task Item N285.8-19-09 - Evaluate use of the term “structural integrity” and revise standard as appropriateAnchor

 [RR2]IR Comment #1