The following section on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is prepared based on the typical questions clients have regarding the inspections and product approvals. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other enquiries.
What does SEAC Engineering Inc. do?
SEAC provides inspection services for electrical equipment (CSA SPE-1000) and fuel-burning equipment (CSA B149.3). As an engineering company, it also delivers functional safety solutions to the process industry.
Is SEAC an accredited inspection body?
Yes, SEAC is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a third-party inspection body. Please refer to Accreditation in the Resources menu for details.
What is the difference between the inspection/approval services provided by SEAC and others?
There is no difference with respect to compliance requirements as long as other inspection bodies are also accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). What separates SEAC form others is that we work as a team with the clients and give them a high quality service.
How long does SEAC take to issue a quote?
Typically, one business day.
What is the process to obtain a quote?
New or existing client fills out an application form furnished by SEAC and sends it back to us. SEAC reviews the application form along with the required documents listed in the form and issues a quote the next business day.
How long does SEAC take to issue an inspection report?
SEAC typically issues an inspection report to the client the next business day after the inspection. SEAC also sends out a list of all non-conformances, if any, on the same day the inspection takes place on. This really helps the client make an action plan to address the issues.
Why are appliances and equipment required to be approved?
As per the regulatory requirements set forth by the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), the appliances and equipment are required to be approved by accredited bodies. This is to ensure that the products meet the minimum safety and/or performance requirements prescribed in the applicable Codes and Standards.
Are the inspection reports for CSA B149.3 projects P. Eng. stamped?
Yes, all the final field approval inspection reports with all non-conformances resolved are authenticated by a registered professional engineer of the province which the project belongs to. Professional Work Products (PWP) are authenticated as per the guidelines of provincial and territorial engineering licensing bodies.