Pressure Equipment Sub-Council

What do filling up at a gas station, taking a hot shower, storing compressed gasses, and oil refineries have in common?
They all need pressure equipment to function efficiently and safely.

The Pressure Equipment Sub-Council members meet on a regular basis to discuss issues within their industry and to make sure that our built environment is safe for all to inhabit.

ABSA, the pressure equipment safety authority, is authorized by the Alberta Government for the administration and delivery of safety programs related to boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping systems in Alberta. These safety programs are provided to ensure public safety and include the complete life cycle of boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping systems. The Safety Codes Act allows an ABSA Safety Codes Officer to inspect pressure equipment. ABSA is also responsible for the certification of pressure welders, inspectors and power engineers for the operation of a power or heating boiler.


Nathan Bartley ​Contract Chief Inspectors Association
Neil McKay Pressure Vessel Manufacturing Industry
​Greg Gaudet ​Heavy Oil Sands
​Magdi Ghobrial ​Professional Engineers
Diederic Godin Electrical Utilities
​Henry Hau (Chair) ​Power Engineers
​Robert James ​Labour
​Geoff Kutz ​Large Refinery and Petrochemical Sites
​Billy Lee (Vice-Chair) ​Pressure Piping Industry
​Tony McWhannel ​Pulp and Paper Industry
​David Miller (Vice-Chair) ​Petrochemical Industry
​Nyssa Moore ​Public at Large
Jim Rice Petroleum Industry
​Jacques St. Onge ​Construction and Maintenance of Pressure Equipment
​Danielle Woroniuk ​Education and Training
Bert Boulet Building and Heating Plants