After several years of industry discussion and study, Fertilizer Canada is pleased to share the final revised Anhydous Ammonia Code of Practice (Code) on their website.

Fertilizer Canada has worked with the Ammonia Code Technical Committee and the Fertilizer Safety and Security Council to finalize the changes to the Code, which will take effect on January 1, 2017.

Amendments in the 2017 version of the code include clarifications to the following:

  • Expansion/Renovation
  • Lapsed certification
  • Vapour containment
  • Maintenance schedules
  • Other best practices

The most significant change in the Code is the addition of Section C10.5 relating to pull-away protection on nurse tanks.

Click here to view the Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice Revisions.

In their mission to maintain farm and retail safety, protect agriculture’s social license to operate and address compliance challenges, Fertilizer Canada aims to revise the Code at least every five years. Future considerations will include proposed amendments that have been deferred for this review period, including siting requirements, enforcement procedure and phase-out of tanks of concern.

Should you have any questions related to the Code and its changes, please do not hesitate to contact Giulia Brutesco, senior director, industry standards at Fertilizer Canada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-786-3037.

To schedule your next audit, please contact the Ammonia Code project manager, Anthony Laycock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-866-311-0444 or contact your local auditor.

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