ALDUS CAPITAL CORP - Approval for variance from the Liquid Fuels Handling Code

Instrument type: Approval for variance from the Liquid Fuels Handling Code

ERO number
019-5665
Ministry reference number
WO 8093120
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Technical Standards & Safety Act, 2000
Posted by
Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
June 22, 2022 - July 22, 2022 (30 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
July 22, 2022

Proposal summary

ALDUS CAPITAL CORP is requesting an extension to October 1, 2022, to upgrade the electronic line leak detection (ELLD) at its site, which was due for upgrade on October 1, 2021.

Location details

Site address

1944 MERIVALE RD
OTTAWA, ON
K2G 1E9
Canada

Site location details

Gas station

Proponent(s)

ALDUS CAPITAL CORP
190 COLONNADE RD S
OTTAWA, ON
K2E 7J5
Canada

Proposal details

Liquid Fuels Handling Code (LFHC) Requirements that Could Not be Met:

4.5.1.3.

(a) Double-wall underground pressure piping systems that were installed prior to January 1, 2006, and were approved to one of the following standards

  1. ULC/ORD-C107.4-1992, Ducted Flexible Underground Piping System for Flammable and Combustible Liquids;
  2. ULC/ORD-C107.7-1993, Glass-Fibre Reinforced Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Flammable and Combustible Liquids; or
  3. ULC/ORD-C107.19-1992, Secondary Containment of Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids

shall be upgraded with Electronic Line Leak Detection (ELLD) within three years of the effective date of this code.

  1. If the certification for the pipe is undetermined, the piping shall be upgraded in accordance with (a).
  2. The ELLD shall be programmed to run the 0.76 L/h test every month and the 0.38L/h test annually and it shall shut down the submersible turbine pump when a leak is detected. 

 

Why the Code Could Not be Met

ALDUS CAPITAL CORP has been unable to access the required parts due to material/part shortages and longer lead times.

 

Safety Assessment

  • The existing system has a mechanical leak detection system. If the pressure in the supply line drops, a popet valve drops restricting product flow.
  • SIR (Statistical Inventory Reconciliation) daily dips are reconciled with totalizers. Information is submitted to a third party that uses computer modelling and decades of data history to confirm safe operation.

 

TSSA assesses that there is likely to be no environmental impact should this variance be granted.

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345 Carlingview Drive
Toronto, ON
M9W 6N9
Canada

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