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Transport
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Safety and Security

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

Direction générale du
transport des marchandises dangereuses
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Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 10350 (Ren. 7)

Certificate Holder: Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: October 13, 2016

Expiry Date: January 31, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc., to sell, offer for sale, distribute, and deliver in Canada, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import into Canada, by road or railway vehicle, by aircraft or by ship, cylinders in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(c)(ii), and 5.10(1)(d)(iii), and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to condition (b) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3CCM cylinders 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) where cylinder valves with inlet threads that do not comply with the requirements of Clause 4.3.4 of CSA Standard B339-08, "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, and cited in the rest of the certificate as CSA B339-08, are installed; the valves shall be permanently and legibly marked with the identification of the thread using the code system specified in CGA TB-16, "Recommended Coding System for Threaded Cylinder Outlets and Threaded Valve Inlets," 2010, published by the


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10350 (Ren. 7)

CONDITIONS

Compressed Gas Association Inc., (e.g. "18P") or the complete thread designation (e.g. "M18 × 1.5"). The marking on the valves shall match the thread identification marked on the cylinder. The thread identification shall be visible after the valves are installed in the cylinders;

Manufacture and Requalification

(c) the cylinders are manufactured at 3016 Kansas Avenue, Riverside, CA, USA in accordance with the specific procedures, the design qualification test reports, and part numbers: L45Y, L46A, L46B, L65H, L65P, L66D, L66E, L87F, L87W, L88B, L110A, L110C, and L110D filed by Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc.;

(d) subject to conditions (e) to (j) of this certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3CCM set out in CSA B339-08;

(e) the requirement for the maximum service pressure of 34.5 MPa in Clause 9.1.3 of CSA B339-08 does not apply;

(f) the service pressure of each cylinder shall be in accordance with the applicable part number referenced in condition (c) and shall not exceed 41.4 MPa;

(g) the filament materials are composed of:

(i) polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon fibre, tested in accordance with ASTM D4018-99(2004), "Standard Test Methods for Properties of Continuous Filament Carbon and Graphite Fiber Tows", and having a minimum strand strength and other mechanical properties as specified for each cylinder design by the cylinder manufacturer. In all cases, the tensile strength shall not exceed 6205 MPa, the modulus of elasticity shall not exceed 317 GPa, and the strain to failure shall not be less than 1 percent, and

(ii) commercial Type-S or Type-E fibreglass in accordance with the requirements of Clause 9.2.2.1 of CSA B339-08;

(h) for all burst tests (lot acceptance and design qualification), the rate of pressurization shall not exceed 5 bar/s;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10350 (Ren. 7)

CONDITIONS

(i) depending upon the part number associated with the cylinder, straight threads comply with Clause 4.3.4 of CSA B339-08 or International Standard

ISO 15245-1:2001, Gas Cylinders - Parallel threads for connection of valves to gas cylinders - Part 1: Specification, cited in the rest of this certificate as ISO 15245-1, provided that the requirements of Clause 4.3.5 of CSA B339-08 are met;

(j) each cylinder is permanently marked in accordance with Clause 4.18 of CSA B339-08 except the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation, and the service pressure marked on each cylinder is "TC‑SU 10350-" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar. In addition to these marks, each cylinder with threads that comply with the requirements of ISO 15245-1 shall be permanently and legibly marked with the identification of the thread using the code system specified in CGA TB-16 (e.g. "18P") or the complete thread designation (e.g. "M18 x 1.5");

(k) the certificate holder reports any incident involving loss of contents or failure of the cylinders to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada.

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc., pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc.'s registered mark, pursuant to CSA B339-08, is:

LUXFER or M4140

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

_______________________________

David Lamarche P. Eng., ing.

Chief

Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10350 (Ren. 7)

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

Contact Person: John Carrigan

Director, Innovation and Technology

Luxfer Gas Cylinders

Composite Cylinder Division

3016 Kansas Avenue, Bldg. 3

Riverside, CA 92507

USA

Telephone: 951-341-2304

Facsimile: 951-341-9223

E-mail: john.carrigan@luxfer.net

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate allows for the manufacture and use of fully-wrapped carbon-fibre reinforced aluminum-lined cylinders that comply with the TC-3CCM Specification; a new cylinder specification authorized by the 2008 Edition of the CSA Standard B339, except that the certificate holder has demonstrated that cylinders with a service pressure of up to 41.4 MPa could be used with equivalent safety to cylinders with a service pressure of 34.5 MPa. This Equivalency Certificate also authorizes the use of cylinders with internal threads other than those in accordance with North American standards as prescribed in CSA B339. The alternative threads are internationally recognized as being suitable for use in gas cylinders of the designs specified herein. An equivalent level of safety is maintained in this respect by requiring that the thread identification be permanently marked on both the cylinder and the valve.

Legend for Certificate Number

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

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10350 (Ren. 7)

NOTE

Under Canadian Law, a foreign manufacturer of non-specification cylinders cannot be charged with an offence under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 for failure to comply with the conditions of an Equivalency Certificate. However, certain remedies under the Act are available to Transport Canada in this eventuality.

These include:

1. detention of dangerous goods and consequently the means of containment containing them (subsection 17(1));

2. detention of the means of containment whether full or empty

(subsection 17(1));

3. directions not to import the means of containment or to return them to origin (subsection 17(3));

4. inspectors' directions (section 19);

5. directions to importers of the means of containment to issue notices of defective construction or recall (subsection 9(2)); and

6. revocation of the certificate, thereby making any use of the cylinders an offence (subsection 31(6)).

If none of the foregoing are adequate, Protective Directions may be issued to prohibit or to control the use of the cylinders (section 32).



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Date modified:
2017-06-19