Comprehensive OBT-1 Oil Fuel inspections are extremely important to have completed on an annual basis.
Genrep is able to perform the necessary steps to ensure your fuel systems are safely operating under the TSAA requirements.
We know that in order to get your fuel tank filled it must have a fuel oil delivery certificate. This is a common misunderstanding as to what actually is needed in order to receive this certificate. The TSSA approved Comprehensive Inspection Report is required to insure the fuel system is safe and certified to obtain fuel. Only an OBT-1 certified technician is able to perform an inspection. For the inspection Genrep will first come in and preform an inspection on the fuel tank system. We then note all the deficiencies as defined by the B139-15 oil burning appliance code, TSSA generator requirement codes, Canadian National Building Code, and NFPA-211 National Fire Protection code. Once the inspection has been completed a report is generated showing a pass or lists out all deficiencies that need to be rectified before the appliance and it’s tank(s) can filled and are certified for use. We will also provide a quote to repair and rectify and noted deficiencies. If necessary once work is completed to bring the appliance, it’s tank(s) and all other associated systems up to code, a new report is completed and a certificate is given for fuel oil delivery. TSSA Fuel oil delivery certificates are valid for 10 years from the issue date. They are except from changes to code however; hazardous findings during regular PM intervals should be addressed immediately
Property managers should complete regular visual inspection on the tank system to help prevent any major safety problems and expensive repairs. This should be done as a best practice on top of your TSSA inspections. Below is a list of recommended visual inspections;
- At the beginning of a visual inspection of the tank check all parts of the system for any leaks of drips
- Check the supports for rust and corrosion
- Check to see if the tank is 4 inches from any surface on all sides and that its above ground
- Is the tank on a solid base
- Is the tank and supports stable showing no indication of movement
- Do you see floor flanges installed at the legs of the tank
- If outside, is your tank located on the side of the building that is protected from ice and snow damage
- If outside, is your fuel tank filter have a cover or is protected
- Check the supply line is plastic coated copper from tank to unit with no unions or connections
- Do you have sufficient fuel for the appliance to run for minimum time requirements? (typically 2 hours)
- Are the fuel storage tanks doubled walled with vacuum gauge and does the gauge read sufficient vacuum?
- Are the fuel storage tanks and pump set control panel free from alarms? (visual or audible)
- Are the required fill instructions posted at the fill location?
- Is a copy of your appliance Fuel Oil Delivery certificate clearly posted in the fuel oil storage room?
- Do you see a working sight gauge and vent whistle
- Do you see fitted caps for the fill and vent lines
- Has a licensed TSSA service technician inspected the tank in the past 12 months?