Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels

When do I need to get an Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels?

A permit is needed to install or alter any boiler or pressure vessel, which is not housed in a private residence, when the boiler or pressure vessel meets the parameters below:

  • power (usually steam) boiler above 10 kw (34,152 BTU's) operating at 103 kPa (15 psi) or above, or
  • heating (hot water) boilers above 20 kw (68,304 BTU's) operating at 201 kPa (30 psi) or above, or
  • heating (biomass) boilers above 20 kw (68,304 BTU's) operating at 201 kPa (30 psi) or above, or
  • pressure vessels having an internal diameter of more than 152.4 mm (6 inches) operating at 103 (15 psi) or above

You do not need a permit to install or alter a boiler or pressure vessel that is vented to the atmosphere (or is not under pressure).

How can I get a permit?

You must complete an application and forward it to the department.

Are there additional requirements?

Yes.  Any person who installs or alters a boiler or pressure vessel, under the authority of a permit, must hold a valid Mechanical Contractor's License.

What is the cost?

The cost for an Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels is $35, plus applicable inspection fees. Contact staff with the department to confirm the cost of inspection fees.  HST is applicable. Make cheques payable to the PEI Minister of Finance.

How long will it take to obtain an Installation / Alteration Permit for Boilers or Pressure Vessels?

Allow three days to process your application.

Who can I contact for more information?  

Steve Townsend (Chief Officer Boiler, Pressure Vessel, LP Gas, Plumbing and Home Heat Tank)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building 
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PEI
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: srtownsend@gov.pe.ca

David W McCarthy (Boiler Inspector)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building

31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PEI
Telephone: (902) 316-1699
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: dwmccarthy@gov.pe.ca

Frank J Peters (Inspector-Boiler and Pressure Vessel)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building 
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PEI

Phone: (902) 314-0598
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: fjpeters@gov.pe.ca


 

Published date: 
August 13, 2015