Alberta Petroleum Storage Systems Contractor's Association

About Us

The Alberta Storage System’s Contractor’s Association (A.P.S.S.C.A.) is currently an association consisting primarily of Active members who are contractors conducting business in the tank and piping industry. The Association also has Associate Members that are made up of interested and related business (examples are equipment suppliers and manufactures, consultants, and government representatives). See our Membership List for a list of our members and our Service Directory for lists of services they provide.

Primary mandate for the organization of A.P.S.S.C.A was to respond to the revised Fire Code in 1992. It stated that “only approved personnel are permitted to install, test, maintain, alter, upgrade, remove or dispose of storage tank systems identified in this part.” Our mandate from inception was to formulate a definition for “approved personnel.” The next logical step was to define and implement a training system that will assist an individual to become “approved.”

Other Issues:

  • Education and Training
  • Newsletters
  • Bulletins on New Product Information
  • Safety Issues
  • Disciplinary Measures
  • Peer Evaluations
  • Working with Alberta Labour/Alberta Environment
  • Unified Voice for Lobbying Government
  • Influence on New Legislation
  • Annual Trade Shows and Seminars
  • Social Functions
  • Problem Sharing and Discussions

We have not strayed from these original mandates. We have successfully negotiated with the P.T.M.A.A. for a fair structure for approval, and subsequently for renewal. This has not come about easily, or without controversy. A continually updated training program is in place and is conducted on an as-needed basis. We publish newsletters to keep our members informed. We host annual seminars and trade shows to provide updates on new products, host guest speakers with topics of interest to our members, and to provide a forum of information exchange.