Construction and Engineering

Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 2, 2021
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This Standard specifies test methods and markings for flexible water connectors with excess flow shut-off devices.

The devices covered by this Standard are intended to be used in water supply systems under

(a) continuous pressure in accessible locations; or
(b) intermittent pressure in recreational vehicles.

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.

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 unit conversion criteria used in this Standard, see Annex A.

Origin: ISO
Close date: Oct 31, 2021
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This document provides requirements and guidelines for marine geophysical investigations. It is applicable to operators/end users, contractors and public and regulatory authorities concerned with marine site investigations for offshore structures for petroleum and natural gas industries. 

This document provides requirements, specifications, and guidance for:

a) objectives, planning, and quality management;
b) positioning;
c) seafloor mapping, including instrumentation and acquisition parameters, acquisition methods, and deliverables;
d) sub-seafloor mapping, including seismic instrumentation and acquisition parameters, and non-seismic-reflection methods;
e) reporting;
f) data integration, interpretation, and investigation of geohazards.

This document is applicable to investigation of the seafloor and the sub-seafloor, from shallow coastal waters to water depths of 3 000 m and more. It provides guidance for the integration of the results from marine soil investigations and marine geophysical investigations with other relevant datasets.

NOTE 1 The depth of interest for sub-seafloor mapping depends on the objectives of the investigation. For offshore construction, the depths of investigation are typically in the range 1 m below seafloor to 200 m
below seafloor. Some methods for sub-seafloor mapping can also achieve much greater investigation depths, for example for assessing geohazards for hydrocarbon well drilling.

There is a fundamental difference between seafloor mapping and sub-seafloor mapping: seafloor signal resolution can be specified, while sub-seafloor signal resolution and penetration cannot. This document therefore contains requirements for the use of certain techniques for certain types of seafloor mapping and sub-seafloor mapping (similarly, requirements are given for certain aspects of data processing). If other techniques can
be shown to obtain the same information, with the same or better resolution and accuracy, then those techniques may be used.

Mapping of pre-drilling well-site geohazards beneath

2NOTE 2 This implies depths of investigation that are typically 200 m below the first pressure-containment casing string or 1 000 m below the seafloor, whichever is greatest. Mapping of pre-drilling well-site geohazards is therefore the deepest type of investigation covered by this document.

In this document, positioning information relates only to the positioning of survey platforms, sources and receivers. The processes used to determine positions of seafloor and sub-seafloor data points are not covered in this document.

Guidance only is given in this document for the use of marine shear waves (A.8.3.3), marine surface waves (A.8.3.4), electrical resistivity imaging (A.8.3.5) and electromagnetic imaging (A.8.3.6). 

Origin: ISO
Close date: Oct 31, 2021
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This document specifies requirements and provides recommendations applicable to the following types of fixed steel offshore structures for the petroleum and natural gas industries:
- caissons, free-standing and braced;
- jackets;
- monotowers;
- towers.

In addition, it is applicable to compliant bottom founded structures, steel gravity structures, jack-ups, other bottom founded structures and other structures related to offshore structures (such as underwater
oil storage tanks, bridges and connecting structures).

This document contains requirements for planning and engineering of the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of new structures as well as, if relevant, their future removal.

NOTE 1 Specific requirements for the design of fixed steel offshore structures in arctic environments are presented in ISO 19906.

NOTE 2 Requirements for topsides structures are presented in ISO 19901-3; for marine operations in, ISO 19901‑6; for structural integrity management, in ISO 19901-9 and for the site-specific assessment of jack-ups, in ISO 19905‑1.


Origin: ISO
Close date: Oct 31, 2021
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This document specifies requirements and provides recommendations applicable to fixed, floating and grounded concrete offshore structures for the petroleum and natural gas industries and for structures supporting nationally-important power generation, transmission or distribution facility. This document specifically addresses
— the design, construction, transportation and installation of new structures, including requirements for in-service inspection and possible removal of structures,
— the assessment of structures in service, and
— the assessment of structures for reuse at other locations.

This document is intended to cover the engineering processes needed for the major engineering disciplines to establish a facility for offshore operation.

To align Canadian requirements with those of international standards in Offshore Structures (adoption of new edition) This proposed New Edition is being developed at the request of Technical Committee on Offshore Structures (TCK157). It will provide the industry with requirements on Concrete Offshore Structures. This is part of a suite of Standards (CAN/CSA ISO 19900 series) that are used in the design and operation of Offshore Structures in Canada. Offshore structures operate in an environment exposed to the hazards of storms and drifting icebergs. The safety and security of offshore workers requires a secure working environment. The ISO 19900 series offshore structures standards address the basic safety of fixed
and floating offshore structures, requiring a high level of reliability which benefits the safety and well-being of workers on these structures. These requirements also reduce the likelihood of damage to the environment. Safe design and operation Standards also allows Canadian and International Engineers to prevent disasters to the Canadian public and environment.