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Canadian Energy Regulator Processing Plant Regulations

Version of section 29 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-03-15:

  •  (1) A company shall develop and implement a program for the non-destructive examination of welded joints for the purpose of determining their suitability and shall ensure that the program meets the requirements of this section.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the program shall include a requirement for the mandatory non-destructive examination of the entire weld volume of all piping welds.

  • (3) The program may allow for examination of fewer than all piping welds provided that the program is based on a documented risk analysis.

  • (4) If a company proposes to implement a program referred to in subsection (3) or a modification to that program, the company shall submit the program or modification and the risk analysis on which the program or modification is based to the Board prior to implementation.

  • (5) Visual examination alone is not an accepted form of non-destructive examination for the purposes of this section.

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