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Regulation of Home Heat Tanks

Fiberglass oil tankHome heat tank installations and inspections have been regulated on PEI since 2001.

Regulation Requirements

In part, the Home Heat Tank Regulations require that:

  • Effective September 2002 - no person shall install, alter or remove a home heat tank unless that person is the holder of a valid Home Heat Tank Installer's licence.
  • By September 2006 - ALL home heat tanks in Prince Edward Island must be inspected by the holder of a Home Heat Tank Installer's licence or a Home Heat Tank Inspector's licence, and have a valid identification label affixed to the vent pipe.
  • By September 2007 - fuel oil cannot be delivered to a home heat tank which has not been inspected and does not bear a valid identification label issued by the Department of Communities, Land and Environment. The home heat tank replacement date will be indicated on the identification label.

As of April 1, 2012

  • No person shall install an outside tank unless the tank is constructed of a non-metallic material.
  • No Person shall install an inside tank unless the tank is:
    • constructed of a non-metallic material; or
    • a double-bottom tank with a bottom outlet
  • No person shall, on or after July 1, 2020, install an inside tank unless the tank is constructed of a non-metallic material.

Mandatory Replacement Years for Home Heat Tanks
(calculated from the year of manufacture)
Steel Thickness Outlet/Connection Type Mandatory Replacement Year
     

Non-metallic tanks

Not applicable
No mandatory
replacement year

Double-bottom metallic tank

Not applicable
No mandatory
replacement year
Metallic tank with nominal
steel thickness of 2.0 mm
Tank end or top
burner connection
15 years from year
of tank manufacture
Metallic tank with nominal
steel thickness of 2.0 mm
Bottom outlet
burner connection
20 years from year
of tank manufacture
Metallic tank with nominal
steel thickness of 2.3 mm
Tank end or top
burner connection
20 years from year
of tank manufacture
Metallic tank with nominal
steel thickness of 2.3 mm
Bottom outlet
burner connection
25 years from year
of tank manufacture
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