Every natural gas, propane or manufactured gas fuelled appliance in Saskatchewan needs approval. 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.
How the Program Works
This program approves how gas piping and valves, the appliance and its venting system is used as fuel features in the appliance.
- use a hydrocarbon fuel
- handle a hydrocarbon fuel
- control combustion
- vent combustion products and features
The SaskPower Field Approval is only valid for the original intended purpose. Any changes to the application or equipment listed would void the approval. You’ll need to submit a new Field Approval application with any changes. These include British Thermal Unit per hour (BTU) input change, fuel switch, etc.
There are 2 ways that gas-fired appliances or equipment can get approved. We look at:
- How the gas-fired appliances or equipment are installed and by whom.
- Have the gas-fired appliances or equipment certified as having followed an approved standard or test report. A testing agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) can do this.
- Field approved by SaskPower. Things to consider:
- You may need modifications based on our review. It's not illegal to install and test an appliance once you send in a Field Approval application. But we need to do our own inspection and tests before we approve it. Once it passes, it’s legal to operate.
- Submit all applications to SaskPower along with any required documentation.
- Submit separate applications for each appliance, equipment or component location. They will each need approval. We’ll review submissions only after receipt of an application.
The purpose of the site inspection is to verify that:
- Appliances or equipment are built according to the submitted documentation.
- Appliances or equipment are installed using the correct code and manufacturer’s instructions.
- The fuel features of an appliance or equipment perform the required functions, are set in accordance with:
- the applicable code or standard
- operating within their certified specifications
- certified or approved components
- complying with approved standards or codes
- Appliances, equipment and components follow approved codes or standards.
If site inspection and testing is successful, the inspector will place an approval label on or near the appliance rating plate.
Field Approval Costs
Once complete, the inspector will give written confirmation of program approval.
|Type of Installation||British Thermal Units per Hour||Price|
|Domestic or special installation
||$125/hour plus GST
||up to 400,000 BTUH
||$1,000 plus GST
||more than 400,000 BTUH to 5 million BTUH
||$1,250 plus GST
||more than 5 million BTUH to 12.5 million BTUH
||$2,500 plus GST
||more than 12.5 million BTUH
||see Gas Fee Schedule
||see Gas Fee Schedule
Apply by email, fax or mail and include:
- Completed Field Approval application
- Valve Train Schematic
- A ladder style electrical schematic
- A bill of materials for valves, components and controls, including:
- model number
- part number
- name of the manufacturer
- A sequence of operation
We may request more reviews to go over the appliance’s fuel features. Once we finish the review process, we’ll issue an invoice.
It’s up to you to schedule an inspection with a local inspector for testing. We’ll provide you with the inspectors contact information.
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