This is the third edition of CAN/CSA-B149.5, Installation code for propane fuel systems and tanks on highway vehicles. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2000 by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) as CAN/CSA-B149.5-00 and in 1995 by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) as CAN/CGA-B149.5-M95.
These requirements for the installation of propane fuel systems and tanks on highway vehicles were originally published in 1982 as an amendment to CAN/CGA-B149.2-80, Propane Installation Code, and were subsequently incorporated as Part 15 in the editions of CAN/CGA-B149.2 published in 1986 and 1991. In 1995, the Part 15 requirements were removed from CAN/CGA-B149.2 to create CAN/CGA-B149.5 for the convenience of those individuals involved with converting propane vehicles who do not require the B149.1 and B149.2 Codes.
This Code applies to the installation, servicing, and repair of propane fuel system components and tanks on highway vehicles for the provision of motive power. This does not apply to vehicles qualified under the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations.
Where the term propane is used, the requirements of this Code include, and apply equally to, any material that is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons or a mixture of them: propane, propylene, butane (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes.
This Code and any Standards referenced in it do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee with respect to the life expectancy, durability, or operating performance of equipment and materials referenced in the Code.
The values given in yard/pound units are the standard. This Code contains SI (metric) equivalents to yard/pound units so that the Code can be used in SI (metric) units. SI (metric) equivalents may be approximate.
In this Code, unless approved otherwise by the authority having jurisdiction, shall indicates a mandatory requirement; should indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not mandatory; and may indicates an advisory or optional statement.
Notes to the text do not include mandatory or alternative requirements. The purpose of a note is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material that is not properly a part of this Code.
Notes to figures and tables, however, are considered part of the figure or table and are written as mandatory requirements. Legends to figures are also written as mandatory requirements.