The program is used for approval of fuel features of appliances/equipment where fuel features mean components that use a hydrocarbon fuel, handle a hydrocarbon fuel, control combustion or vent combustion products and features of construction and installation that relate to the safe use and handling of a hydrocarbon fuel. In general, this means gas supply piping and valves, the appliance and its venting system.
The SaskPower Field Approval is valid only for the original intended purpose. Any change to the application/equipment as specified on the original application including Btu input change, a fuel switch, etc. would void the approval of the appliance/equipment and would require the submittal of a new Field Approval Application for the altered appliance/equipment.
The approval under this program does not include approval of electrical features of appliances, equipment or components that require approval. It is the responsibility of the owner/vendor to ensure the electrical components meet the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code.
In Saskatchewan, every natural gas, propane or manufactured gas fuelled appliance that is offered for sale, sold, rented, bought or installed must be approved under the provincial Gas Inspection Act, 1993.
There are two ways that natural, propane or manufactured gas fuelled appliances may be approved:
- Certified as complying with an approved standard or test report by a testing agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
- Field Approved by SaskPower.
Modifications may be required as a result of our review. It is not illegal to proceed with installation and testing of an appliance once an application for Field Approval is submitted to SaskPower. However, only after inspection and testing is completed are appliances approved and legal to operate.
The Application for Field Approval of Appliances or Equipment must be submitted to SaskPower along with the required documentation.
A separate application must be submitted for each location at which an appliance, equipment or a component requiring approval is going to be installed. A submission will be reviewed only after receipt of an application.
Documentation must be submitted with the application by email, fax or mail and must include the following:
- Completed Field Approval Application
- Valve Train Schematic
- A ladder style electrical schematic
- A bill of materials for valves, components and controls including model #, part # and name of manufacturer
- A sequence of operation
Upon receipt of an application, the submission will be reviewed to make sure that it is complete. If additional information is required, it will be requested from the applicant. Subsequent review will consist of a detailed examination of the appliance’s fuel features and upon its completion, we will invoice the applicant and advise the applicant to get in touch with the local inspector to arrange for appliance inspection and testing.