1. Canadian Fabricator in Alberta
Must have an Alberta Certificate of Authorization that covers the required Code of Construction, such as B31.1 an ABSA A1 does not need to inspect the piping system, since the manufacturers are qualified to perform the inspections.
2. Canadian Fabricator not in Alberta
Either: A) Must hold a Certificate of Authorization from the local jurisdiction, that permits construction of pressure piping and doesn’t require inspection by a local jurisdictional inspector, or B) the piping must be inspected by a national Board commissioned jurisdictional inspector and certified using ABSA form AB-83F.
3. Fabricator, not in Canada
The piping must be inspected by an Authorized inspector emaployed by an Authorized Inspection Agency that is acceptable to ABSA. Form AB-83F must be submitted to the owner
Systems that are assembled by purely mechanical means (such as compression fittings) may be fabricated by a company with a limited-scope Quality Manual.
For additional information about Pressure Piping requirements ABSA, please see AB-518 published January 1, 2010. The information presented above has been summarized from Sections 3.1 and 3.6 primarily.