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Certificate 10410

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Transport
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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
Transports
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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.: SH 10410 (Ren. 4)

Certificate Holder: GE Oil and Gas

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: August 31, 2016

Expiry Date: August 31, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes GE Oil and Gas, to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by road vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN3090, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9, or UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9, in a manner that does not comply with special provision 123 of Schedule 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) each cell has been determined to meet the criteria for assignment to Class 9 on the basis of tests carried out in accordance with the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3;

(b) each battery or battery assembly has not been tested in accordance with the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3, and therefore, do not meet the inclusion criteria for Class 9;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 10410 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(c) the dangerous goods are:

(i) production runs consisting of not more than 100 lithium cells or batteries, or

(ii) pre-production prototypes of cells or batteries;

(d) the pre-production prototypes of cells or batteries are in transport for the purpose of testing;

(e) each cell or battery incorporates a safety venting device or is designed to preclude a violent rupture under normal conditions of transport;

(f) each cell or battery is equipped with an effective means of preventing external short circuits;

(g) each battery containing cells or series of cells connected in parallel is equipped with effective means as necessary to prevent dangerous reverse current flow (e.g. diodes, fuses, etc.);

(h) each cell or battery is individually packed in an inner means of containment inside an outer means of containment and is surrounded by cushioning material that is non-combustible and non-conductive;

(i) the outer means of containment is a UN Standardized means of containment, that meets the criteria for Packing Group I means of containment in accordance with Chapter 6.1 of the UN Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - Model Regulations;

(j) batteries that have a total mass of 12 kg or more and that have a strong, impact-resistant outer casing or assemblies of them, may be packed in an outer means of containment or protective enclosure designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety. The batteries or battery assemblies must be protected from short-circuit;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 10410 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(k) for batteries contained in equipment, they are contained in a pressure vessel constructed of high strength stainless steel, strong enough to withstand the shocks and loadings normally encountered during transport, including transshipment between cargo transport units and between cargo transport units and warehouses as well as any removal from a pallet for subsequent manual or mechanical handling. The equipment containing the batteries shall be secured in cradles or crates, or other handling devices in such a way to effectively prevent short circuits and to prevent movement which could lead to short circuits;

(l) in addition to the requirements of Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the certificate holder ensures that the personnel handling, offering for transport or transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate;

(m) a paper or electronic copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods;

(n) the shipping document that accompanies the dangerous goods includes the following information legibly and indelibly printed:

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 10410 (Ren. 4)"

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)

SH 10410 (Ren. 4)

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

Contact Person: Jeff Sutherland

Chief Engineer

GE Oil and Gas

4908 - 52nd Street SE

Calgary AB T2B 3R2

Telephone: 403-298-0240

Facsimile: 403-237-9693

E-mail: jeff.sutherland@ge.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transportation of prototype or production run batteries that have not been fully tested. The batteries are classified as UN3090, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9, or UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9. The lithium metal battery packs are installed in pipeline pigs, which are used for pipeline inspections. The Equivalency Certificate is required because while the individual cells comprising the battery packs had already passed the tests required in subsection 38.3, Part II of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, the battery packs constructed from the individual cells are still in the process of being tested. GE Oil & Gas now has a battery pack which has passed all of the UN tests and will begin using the new packs in the near future after pipeline inspections that are currently underway are complete.

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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Date modified:
2017-06-19