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Important Reminder: Amendments to the Gas Code

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) issued a Code Adoption Document (CAD) August 2014 outlining requirements for natural gas or propane heating appliances installed in livestock and poultry barns that vent their products of combustion into the barn space. The CAD took effect on October 1, 2014 with any existing production buildings, not requiring immediate maintenance, having until January 1, 2016 to come into compliance.

Chicken Farmers of Ontario would like to remind farmer-members to ensure their barns are in compliance by January 1, 2016 to avoid any conflicts with service providers.

The requirements include having a ventilation system designer (who must be licensed as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, pursuant to the Professional Engineers Act) verify maximum input and minimum ventilation calculations and prominently display them in the entrance of the barn; alternately the heaters can be vented outdoors.

TSSA guides you through the process required to calculate the maximum input of the heating appliances and the minimum ventilation of your barn floor. 

A Professional Engineer must sign off on the completed calculations to fully meet the requirements (referenced below – a list of possible engineering firms).  Please note that Chicken Farmers of Ontario is providing this information for your convenience only and does not endorse or approve of any person or organization retained by you to perform any of the work that may be required in relation to the CAD.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your CFO Field Service Representative.

CLICK HERE to review the TSSA Guidelines in English. 
CLICK HERE to review the TSSA Guidelines in French. 

Armco Solutions
20 Highland Rd.
Fergus, ON N1M 2C4
Mark Armstrong 
(226) 979-8928
Cell: (226) 979-8928
Phone: (519) 625-8000
Toll: (800) 960-4002
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
Orangeville, Collingwood
15 Townline
Orangeville, ON L9W 3R4
Phone: (519) 941-5331
Fax: (519) 941-8120
Faromor Ltd.
P.O. Box 279
Shakespeare, ON
Canada, NOB 2PO
2079, Line 34, R.R.#1
Shakespeare, ON
Phone: (519) 625-8000
Toll: (800) 960-4002
Harry Huffman, P. Eng.
Agricultural Engineer
86 Southfield Cres.
London, ON.
N6K 2B7
Office Tel (519)474-4958
Office Fax (519)474-4959
Mobile  (519)902-4958
Virtual Engineers - VE Collective Inc.
3760 14th Avenue
Markham, ON L3R 3T7
Phone: (905) 707-0704
Fax: 1 (905) 475-1605