Metals Industry Links

Here are links to some organisations concerned with metals and materials production, testing, and use. There are also a few links of general interest.

ABSA - Alberta Boilers Safety Association
(Formerly Alberta Boilers Branch)

ABSA is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the construction and use of pressure vessels, pressure piping, and other pressure equipment in Alberta.

APEGA is the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. It regulates the practice of engineering, geology, and geophysics in Alberta.

ASM - American Society of Materials
ASM is an organisation dedicated to advancing the knowledge and use of metals and materials.

ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards, including standards for welding and the use of metals.

ASTM - American Society of Testing & Materials
ASTM develops standards for materials testing and industrial processes and products worldwide.

AWS - American Welding Society
AWS develops codes and standards related to welding procedures, weld quality, and construction practices involving metals and welding.

Also see the AWS Northern Alberta Section webpage for information on initiatives and meetings in the Northern Alberta area.

B.C. Safety Authority
The B.C. Safety Authority is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the construction and use of pressure vessels, pressure piping, and other pressure equipment in British Columbia. Similar in scope to ABSA (formerly Alberta Boilers Branch) in Alberta.

Certificate of Recognition (COR)
The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and Alberta Human Resources and Employment, Workplace Health and Safety have developed the COR safety certification program to help employers and workers reduce losses caused by workplace injuries.

CSA - Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit organisation that develops standards related to public health and safety.

CSCE - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
The CSCE is dedicated to developing and maintaining high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada.

CWA - Canadian Welding Association
The CWA is a not-for-profit division of the CWB Group. Membership is open to welding professionals, fabricators, and manufacturers.

CWB - Canadian Welding Bureau
The CWB is instrumental in administering welding certification programs under the auspices of the Standards Council of Canada.

CWB SEARCH for Accredited Companies & Individuals
Search the CWB registration database for accredited companies, organisations, inspectors, and test centres.

Metric Converter
Conversions for length, weight, pressure, volume, and temperature.

Transport Canada
Transport Canada is the regulatory authority that governs dangerous goods transport in Canada.

Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK)
The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) delivers licensing and inspections services for boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping, amusement rides, and elevators.

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