While Canadian technical requirements can be similar or even identical to U.S. requirements, the approval processes can be very different. Understanding how to choose the correct requirements and obtain the proper approval is essential to being successful in the Canadian market.

To help U.S. manufacturers comply with Canadian requirements, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association will host a short course on Canadian compliance requirements. The event, planned for Thursday, April 23, at the Hilton Garden Inn O’Hare in Des Plaines, Ill., immediately follows IHEA’s industrial ovens safety standards and codes seminar so attendees can maximize their travel and educational investment.

This short course was developed to prepare U.S. manufacturers of industrial heating equipment, including furnaces and ovens, to enter the Canadian market with products that are compliant with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements. Topics to be covered during this course include:

  • An overview of the Canadian regulatory process.
  • Types of approval.
  • Regional variations.
  • Fuel burning requirements.
  • Electrical requirements.
  • Pressure requirements (understanding the CRN system).
  • Complex and custom approval processes
  • Documentation, declarations, inspections and certification.

The course will be led by Bill Simpson, president of the North American Standards Assessment Corp., Sherwood Park, Alberta, a private consulting firm that provides product and regulatory training and assessment services. In his business, Simpson works with North American regulatory, code and standard requirements in the energy sector, specializing in industrial fuel-handling products.

IHEA members may register and attend the event for free; nonmembers are $295. Registration includes presentations, seminar materials and bound handouts; luncheon and refreshment breaks.