Perspectives: Field Notes

Regulations: Avoid Snags on Foreign Projects

Equipment selection can raise some under-appreciated problems

By Dirk Willard, Contributing Editor
Jan 3, 2017

I remember being annoyed at the time: our customer’s process engineer belatedly told us we’d need Canadian Registration Numbers (CRNs) for our skids being shipped to Canada. Provinces issue these for pipe, fittings, pumps and other rotating equipment, and especially for tanks and pressure vessels. A CRN is essential because it means the design has been accepted for use in the province.

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