Boilers and Pressure Vessels

The Boilers and Pressure Vessels discipline of Safety Services is responsible for establishing and interpreting the codes, standards and respective regulations under the Safety Codes Act. Municipal Affairs works in partnership with the Safety Codes Council and the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) to develop and provide relevant information to the boiler and pressure vessels industry.

A permit for a boiler or a pressure vessel is called a Certificate of Inspection Permit. A Certificate of Inspection Permit is required prior to the installation of a boiler or pressure vessel being placed in service. To arrange for a Certificate of Inspection Permit, contact the Alberta Boilers Safety Association.

Codes and Standards 
For more information on the codes and standards in force for the pressure equipment discipline in Alberta, please visit the current listing of applicable codes on the ABSA website.

Dangerous misuse of propane cylinders
Propane cylinders are only designed to store and handle propane. When they’re used for other purposes than their intended safe design, a number of dangerous things happen to the cylinders that you can’t see with the naked eye.  Learn why you should never use propane cylinders for anything other than handling and storing propane.


  • Date modified: 2018-09-07