OPCA/CPCA Recommended Practices


The booklet is geared to licensed petroleum mechanics and experienced petroleum contracting professionals to use as a quick reference guide, and its recommendations have been established to meet, and in most cases exceed, all provincial and/or federal regulations. These guidelines cover the four major components of petroleum work:
Aboveground storage tanks
Underground storage tanks
Leak and spill prevention
Piping and fittings

In addition, it contains a glossary of commonly used industry terms. The full-colour, diagram and photo-heavy handbook is meant as a reference, not a text-book, and offers step-by-step instructions on how to tackle tasks like verifying recommended slope for excavations, ensuring the proper storage tank handling, and executing pressure testing methods and tank purging methods.

Price: $45.00 (members) $75.00 (non-members)

To obtain member pricing your company must be a member of one of the following provincial associations:

  • Association des Entrepreneurs Petrolier du Quebec Inc. (AEPQ)
  • Alberta Petroleum Storage System Contractors Association (APSSCA)
  • Manitoba Petroleum Contractors Association (MPCA)
  • Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association (OPCA)
  • Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum Contractors Association (SRPCA)

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