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Boilers and Pressure Vessels: Canadian Registration Number or Pressure Piping Registration

Who Needs This Registration Number?

This registration number certifies approval of the design of a boiler or pressure vessel and high pressure piping systems and fittings so that it can be legally operated in Nova Scotia.

Issuing Department / Agency:
Labour and Advanced Education, Building, Fire and Technical Safety Division, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section
Where can you get this Certificate and / or further information?
Technical Safety Division
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section
Labour and Advanced Education

Fax: 902-428-8770
Office Location:
103 Garland Drive, 3rd Floor,
Dartmouth NS B3B 0K5

Mailing Address:
PO Box 697
Halifax, NS B3J 2T8
Application Forms & Process:

A letter of application can be sent to Labour and Advanced Education. When completed, it is submitted to the Department, along with the applicable fees.

For registration of fittings, a Statutory Declaration is required to be submitted with your CRN request and design information.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the registration number will be sent to the applicant by mail along with an invoice.

Waiting Period:
5 to 10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
Expiry & Renewal:
This registration number for pressure vessels, boilers and high pressure piping does not expire. However, the expiry date for pressure fittings is 10 years unless renewed.
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Related Requirements:
Additional Information:
For information, contact Labour and Advanced Education or refer to the Act and Regulations for the applicable limitations, definitions, etc.

As per applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and Standards as well as related CSA Standards.
Legislative Authority:
Technical Safety Act and Pressure Equipment Regulation

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