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Certificate 10054

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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
Sécurité et sûreté

Direction générale du
transport des marchandises dangereuses
330, rue Sparks
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0N5

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 10054 (REN 4)

Certificate Holder: Linde Canada Ltd.

Mode of Transport: Air, Marine, Rail, Road

Issue Date: 2017-01-09

Expiry Date: 2022-01-31


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Linde Canada Ltd., to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import into Canada, by road or railway vehicle, by aircraft or by ship, dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, in cylinders, in a manner that does not comply with subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(c)(ii), and 5.10(1)(d)(iii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, with respect to cylinder requalification only, if:

(a) subject to condition (b) of this certificate, the requirements in

CSA Standard-B340-08, "Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes, and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2", March 2008, cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B340-08, are complied with;

(b) the cylinders are fastened together, interconnected by a manifold, and transported as a unit within a frame in accordance with Clause 4.4 of CSA B340-08;

(c) subject to conditions (d) to (j) of this certificate and despite the requirements of Clause of CSA Standard B339-08 "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, the cylinders may be requalified every 10 years only;

(d) each cylinder does not exceed 57 L of water capacity and was manufactured in accordance with:

(i) specification TC-3AM, CTC-3A, TC-3AAM, CTC-3AA or TC-3ASM,

(ii) Permits for Equivalent Level of Safety SU 4221 or SU 12293, or

(iii) the conditions of Special Permits 1897, 2339 or 2800 issued pursuant to the Regulations for the transportation of dangerous goods by rail in force before December 5, 1991 and each cylinder has displayed on it the marks "CTC SP1897", "CTC/DOT-E 9001" or "CTC/DOT-E 9370", respectively;

(e) each cylinder is used exclusively for air, argon, ethylene, helium, hydrogen, krypton, neon, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, xenon, and mixtures of these gases, without, or with up to 30% by volume of, carbon dioxide. These gases or mixtures shall have a dewpoint not exceeding -54°C at 101.325 kPa (absolute);

(f) the new hydrostatic test data of each cylinder meets one of the following requirements:

(i) the elastic expansion does not exceed the rejection elastic expansion (REE) stamped on the cylinder at the time of manufacture,

(ii) the elastic expansion does not exceed the applicable rejection limit specified in Table 2 of Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Publication C-5, or

(iii) either the average wall stress or the maximum wall stress does not exceed the corresponding wall stress limitation shown in Appendix B of Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Publication C-5;

(g) each cylinder is stamped with a 5-pointed star following the last test or retest date;

(h) each cylinder is dried immediately following the hydrostatic retest to remove all traces of free water;

(i) the cylinders are not used in a self-contained respirator or in a portable resuscitator;

(j) at any time, a cylinder marked with the star is used in a manner other than that is specified in this Equivalency Certificate, the star following the most recent test or retest date is obliterated by peening; and

(k) one cylinder on each side of each cluster (bundle) is marked with the letters and numbers "TC-SU 10054" in characters of a colour contrasting with the background, at least 50 mm high.

Note: The issuance of this Equivalency Certificate in no way reduces the certificate holder's responsibility to comply with any other requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the Canadian Aviation Regulationsnot specifically addressed in this certificate.

Signature of Issuing Authority

Image in permit

David Lamarche


Permits and Approvals division

(The following is for information purposes only and is not part of the certificate.)

Contact Person:

Ella Sinkovits

L5R0A2 Canada





Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes a requalification period of 10 years for manifolded cylinders transported in clusters (bundles) without having to remove the cylinders from the cluster and without having to perform the hammer test each time they are refilled. The cylinders are used exclusively in dry gas service. The certificate holder has demonstrated that when used under the conditions stipulated herein, the cylinders could be used with an equivalent level of safety.

Legend for Certificate Number

SH - Road, SR - Rail, SA - Air, SM - Marine

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal

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