Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3)

Anhydrous Ammonia is a product with the chemical formula NH3, in either a liquid or gas state, that is stored, transported or contained in a pressure vessel under pressure and is used as a fertilizer.

Pressure vessels and related pressure piping that are used in the handling and storage of Anhydrous Ammonia must be designed, constructed, installed, altered, repaired and operated in accordance with the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations set out by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Anyone who intends to construct, install, alter or repair an anhydrous ammonia storage and distribution plant must hold a valid contractor’s licence. Construction cannot begin on an anhydrous ammonia storage and distribution plant until a permit authorizing construction has been issued to the owner of the proposed plant.

Add a NEW TANK to an existing site

STEP 1: Site Owner

  1. Complete one copy of the Site Map for the proposed plan. Download the Site Map template.
  2. Complete the Permit to Construct form. Click here to complete the permit form with payment and to upload the site map.

STEP 2: Contractor

Submit installation permits for each vessel within the plan. 

  1. Click here to apply for a TSK-0001 installation permit

STEP 3: Site Owner

  1. Site Approval:
  • A Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) inspector will visit your Anhydrous Ammonia site and complete a site approval.
  1. Licence to Operate for each Vessel
  1. Plant Licence:
  • Ensure your plant licence is current. If your licence is expired, apply for a 1 year or 5 year licence to store and distribute Anhydrous Ammonia.

Going forward

  • An annual licence to operate for each vessel within the site must be renewed by July 1st of every year.
  • A 1 year or 5 year licence to store and distribute Anhydrous Ammonia is required.

Apply for a NEW SITE

STEP 1: Site Owner

  1. Complete one copy of the Site Map for the proposed plan. Download the Site Map template.
  2. Complete the Permit to Construct form. Click here to complete the permit form with payment and to upload the site map.

STEP 2: Site Owner

  1. A TSASK inspector will visit your Anhydrous Ammonia site and complete a site approval.
  2. Apply for a 1 year or 5 year licence to store and distribute Anhydrous Ammonia.

Going forward:

  • An annual licence to operate for each vessel within the site must be renewed by July 1st of every year.
  • A 1 year or 5 year licence to store and distribute Anhydrous Ammonia is required.

Rewewal

Complete the application for renewal for a 1 year or 5 year licence.

Update Your Status

Complete the Anhydrous Ammonia Status Update form to report the status of your Anhydrous Ammonia Site. 

Information Papers

For more information on Anhydrous Ammonia please refer to the Anhydrous Ammonia information papers:

  IP-2010-03-002 Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Distribution Guide