CAAR is reminding all members that they must adhere to the updated B620-14 Standard to remain in compliance with Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Under the new standard, visual inspections for all anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks and TDUs are now required annually.

The CSA B620 Standard sets the criteria for the design and maintenance of Transport Canada-approved pressure tanks, including TDUs and nurse tanks used in the application of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer on farm fields.

To remain in compliance under the most recent version of the Standard, CAAR reminds its members they must change the testing frequency for nurse and applicator tanks and TDUs that do not meet the TC51/TC331 specifications under the CSA B620/B622 Standard.

As we enter the fall fertilizer season, CAAR stresses the importance of meeting increased annual visual inspection requirements and encourages members to consider becoming certified to conduct their own visual inspections on tanks to keep up with annual visual inspections.

“Depending on the size of the facility and the time frame they’re dealing with, it would be prudent for retails to internalize the process – having someone available at all times to provide the inspections,” said Mitch Rezansoff, Executive Director of CAAR in the August 2018 issue of The Communicator.

Click here to read the full article for more about the process to becoming a Certified Transport Canada Visual Inspection Facility.

Click here to view CAAR’s FAQ on the B620/B622 Standards.

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