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With a Vitalis extraction system, you will be prepared to meet current and future regulations to future-proof your earnings.

All pressure vessels, fittings and piping systems on Vitalis CO2 extraction equipment carry CSA and ASME Certifications.

Certifications & Requirements

As the extraction industry continues to develop, the regulation surrounding the installation of pressure equipment will become stricter, and the allowance for non-compliance will cease to exist. Ensuring CO2 extraction equipment carries the appropriate certifications will be integral to continued success.

Regulating Bodies

In Canada, requirements for the construction of pressure vessels is defined by a hierarchy, with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B51 taking precedence. Jurisdictional requirements (BCSA, TSSA, etc.) then cite additional requirements.

Canada and the United States both use the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards for both pressure vessel construction and process piping.

In Canada, every province and territory has regulations to govern the manufacturing, install, and operation of pressure vessels and piping. Equipment must be registered in every province in which it is in operation and have the correct coordinating permits.


North American Certifications
Risk Mitigation

Risk Mitigation

To stay compliant with regulations, and most importantly keep your people and operations safe, being aware of the requirements for building and operating pressure equipment is vital.

There are a large number of fittings, piping systems and pressure vessels in use in Canada that require CRNs but were never registered. Many of these come from a U.S. manufacturing facility, who do not know to register their pressure components. These products are often uncovered during authorized inspector visits or insurance audits.

Pressure vessels, piping systems, and fittings on CO2 extraction systems require CRNs (Canadian Registration Numbers), but many have never been registered. Many of these parts have come from US manufacturers that aren't aware of the regulations and processes required to register their pressure components. Much of the time, these products are uncovered during authorized inspector visits.

If an unregistered product is discovered while in use, production is halted while the part is run through the registration process. If the part cannot be registered then it must be replaced, as an unregistered component is illegal in Canada. This can have severely negative impacts on insurance and will halt operations if uncovered by a workplace safety authority.

Ensuring Compliance

Every vessel, fitting, or piping system that is accredited to B-51 standards is assigned CRN. Canada’s registration system is really a series of provincial systems. Equipment must be registered in each and every province that you intend to be using your equipment in.

The CRN will be identified with a format representing the design number and provincial registrations. {image}

When reviewing equipment for operation in Canada look for the identifiers and registration numbers associated with ASME construction and CRN approvals as outlined above. If ALL pressure retaining components do not bear the appropriate identifiers and have valid CRNs, the equipment is not certified for operation in Canada.

The Vitalis engineering team strictly adheres to the regulations set-forth by ASME and the CSA, and takes the opportunity to over-engineer our designs rather than cut corners. We will sacrifice our profit margins before we would compromise your safety.

Certified Pressure Valve


Sanitary Practice
Vitalis systems follow industry best practices for sanitary design with respect to the food and flavoring industry.

The entirety of the Vitalis Extraction system is fabricated with stainless steel for durability and ease of cleaning. The interior of the extraction vessels, which are subject to more aggressive corrosion, are electroplated with nickel which was proven to outperform the durability of stainless steel in a 1000-hour salt spray test.

The power unit is installed on a separate skid from the extraction unit so that it may be kept in a separate location.

Vitalis Extraction equipment is designed, fabricated, and tested in accordance with the latest ASME BPVC and CSA codes.

All our pressure vessels are built in an ASME accredited facility. All pressure retaining components have valid CRNs and are also designed, fabricated, and tested in accordance with CSA B51 / ASME Sect VIII / ASME B31.3 codes. Our code pressure systems are protected by ASME Sect VIII pressure relief valves.

For Canadian buyers, our pressure vessels and fittings are ASME certified with CRN registration, and electronics and electrical equipment are CSA compliant.

For buyers operating in the US, our pressure vessels and fittings are ASME certified and are National Board registered.

If you have any questions on certifications, please connect with the Vitalis team.

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