Draft Details

Designation:CSA B149.1
Contact name:Colin Moorhouse
Review start date:Feb 29, 2024
Review end date:Apr 29, 2024
Contact email:thuy.ton(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 Inclusions

This Code applies to the installation of

a) appliances, equipment, components, and accessories where gas is to be used for fuel purposes;

b) piping and tubing systems extending downstream from the termination of the utility installation or from any equipment extending downstream from the outlet of any propane container pressure regulator (commonly referred to as “first-stage regulator”);

c) vehicle-fuelling appliances and associated equipment meeting the requirements of an appliance or the intended use of the appliance to fill a natural-gas-fuelled vehicle; and

d) stationary gas engines and turbines.

1.2 Exclusions

This Code does not apply to

a) marine or pipeline terminals;

b) gas where used as a feedstock in petroleum refineries or chemical plants;

c) utility pipeline distribution and transmission pipelines;

d) storage and handling of liquefied natural gas or underground formations for natural gas;

e) the installation of natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel systems, containers, and refuelling stations;

f) the storage and utilization of compressed natural gas on boats;

g) the installation of vehicle-refuelling stations as defined by CSA B108.1;

h) refrigerated storage or underground formations for propane;

i) propane used on boats;

j) propane used as a propellant in aerosol containers;

k) butane fuel cylinders of 6.2 oz (175 g) capacity or less;

l) the installation of containers and equipment to be used for propane in distribution locations and filling plants and on tank trucks, tank trailers, and cargo liners; and

m) propane used as refrigerant.

1.3 Fuel

Where the term “gas” is used, the requirements of this Code include, and apply equally to, any of the following gases or mixtures of them: natural gas, manufactured gas, or mixtures of propane gas and air, propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), butylenes, hydrogen, and hydrogen – natural gas blends.

1.4 No guarantee

This Code and any Standards referenced in it do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee with respect to the life expectancy, durability, or operating performance of equipment and materials referenced in the Code.

1.5 Units of measure

The values given in yard/pound units are the standard. This Code contains SI (metric) equivalents to yard/pound units so that the Code can be used in SI (metric) units. SI (metric) equivalents may be approximate.

1.6 Terminology

In this Code, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Code; “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 Code.

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.

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