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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
330, rue Sparks
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0N5

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

Certificate Holder: UTLX Manufacturing, LLC

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: March 30, 2016

Expiry Date: March 31, 2021

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes UTLX Manufacturing, LLC, to manufacture, handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport or transport, the dangerous goods listed in condition (k) of this certificate in specially designed and manufactured tank cars, and, in addition, at a gross weight equal to or less than 130 000 kg (286 000 lb), in a manner that does not comply with clauses 6.2, 8.3, 10.4.1, 10.5.1, and Special Provisions 4, 5, and 64 of Schedule 1, Appendix E of the of the Transport Canada Standard TP14877E, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, cited in this certificate as TP14877, and incorporated by reference in subparagraphs 5.10(1)(b)(ii) and 5.14(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the tank cars are comprised of a commodity retaining inner container supported within an outer shell. Each tank car is manufactured and tested in accordance with a UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Certificate of Construction and accompanying drawings on file with the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, prior to construction, and in accordance with the requirements outlined in this certificate;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(b) the inner container is a fusion welded pressure vessel manufactured to conform with the requirements for a TC 105A300W specification tank car tank made of normalized AAR TC-128 Grade B steel with a minimum shell thickness of 1.19 cm (0.468 in.), a minimum head thickness of 2.23 cm (0.879 in.), and a test pressure of 2068 kPa (300 psig);

(c) the outer shell is manufactured with normalized carbon steel with a minimum shell thickness of 1.97 cm (0.777 in.) and minimum head thickness of 2.23 cm (0.879 in.) (after rolling or forming). Additionally:

(i) the outer shell head is manufactured to a 2:1 elliptical shape,

(ii) the support system, which includes the saddle structure, the upper and lower stand-offs, and the welded protective housing for the inner container is manufactured as per UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Certificate of Construction referred to in condition (a) of this certificate and is capable of withstanding a 24 km/h (15 mph) coupling event with a maximum strain of 25% for each of the component,

(iii) the annular space between the inner container and the outer shell is equipped with insulation and a thermal protection system conforming to Special Provision 64a. of Schedule 1, Appendix E of TP14877;

(d) each plate-as-rolled for both the inner container and outer shell is

Charpy V-notch impact tested transverse to the direction of rolling at ‑34oC

(-30ºF) in accordance with Standard ASTM E23 "Standard Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials". Transverse refers to the direction of the long axis of the test specimen. The test coupons simulate the in-service condition of the material and meet the minimum requirement of 20 J (15 ft-lb) average for three specimens, with no single value below 13.5 J

(10 ft-lb) and no two values below 20 J (15 ft-lb) at the reference temperature;

(e) after welding, the inner container and outer shell are post weld heat treated as a unit at the temperatures and durations specified in Appendix W of the AAR Specification for Tank Cars M-1002-2007 and Union Tank Car's Manufacturing Plan submitted as part of the application. Time and temperature records for the heating process are maintained for a minimum of 5 years after the date of manufacture;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(f) pressure relief devices conform to clause 8.2.6 of TP14877, except that the minimum start to discharge pressure is 50% of the minimum inner container burst pressure;

(g) the protection system for service equipment conforms to clause 10.5.1.4 of TP14877, except that the protective housing may be welded to the commodity tank nozzle reinforcing pad and nozzle mounting flange;

(h) closures for openings comply with clause 8.3.18 of TP14877;

(i) openings in the outer shell are plugged to provide a leak tight joint, except when the inner container is being loaded or unloaded. During loading and unloading, the plugs may be removed for inspection or drainage;

(j) the service equipment consists of the following components, authorized for use in Canada under Equivalency Certificate SR 10598:

(i) a manway cover as per drawing 9100-CS under the Association of American Railroads (AAR) application for approval E082002,

(ii) a pressure relief device as per drawing A-14378-ML under the Association of American Railroads (AAR) application for approval PRD-082006,

(iii)valves as per drawing A-718-S-HC under the Association of American Railroads (AAR) application for approval E082003, and

(iv)spring loaded check valves as per drawing A-180 or A183 under the Association of American Railroads (AAR) application for approval E8200;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(k) each tank car contains one of the following dangerous goods:

Dangerous Goods

Class

UN number

PG

CHLORINE

2.3(8)

1017

n.a.

CHLOROPICRIN

6.1

1580

I

DIMETHYL SULFATE

6.1(8)

1595

I

ETHYL CHLOROFORMATE

6.1(3)(8)

1182

I

HEXACHLOROCYCLOPENTADIENE

6.1

2646

I

HYDROGEN CYANIDE, STABILIZED, containing less than 3 per cent water

6.1(3)

1051

I

METHYL BROMIDE

2.3

1062

n.a.

PHOSPHORUS TRICHLORIDE

6.1(8)

1809

I

SULFUR DIOXIDE

2.3(8)

1079

n.a.

SULFUR TRIOXIDE, STABILIZED

8

1829

I

SULFURIC ACID, FUMING

8(6.1)

1831

I

TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE

8

1838

II

(l) the Equivalency Certificate number "SR 10521" is stenciled on each long side of the tank car in letters and numbers no less than 100 mm (4 in.) high;

(m) prior to manufacture of the first tank car under the terms of this certificate, Union Tank Car Company submits to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, an accelerated life test plan that includes the following:

(i) reporting marks and numbers of involved tank cars,

(ii) route(s) and mileage (loaded and empty),

(iii)data to be collected and instrumentation to be employed, and

(iv)criteria used to trigger early inspection and engineering justification for those values;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(n) all tank cars are subjected to inspections in accordance with the "Qualification, Maintenance, and Inspection Plan - UTLX Prototype Tank Car" Revision dated July 30, 2014, on file with the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada. In addition, the above inspections are performed on any tank car undergoing accelerated life testing when the tank car reaches its two year equivalent mileage or an event is recorded that is suspected of creating stresses exceeding the limits established in the accelerated life test plan;

(o) at the end of each twelve month period of the accelerated test plan, Union Tank Car Company, or the entity operating the tank car, provide a written report to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, including as a minimum:

(i) miles traveled,

(ii) routing and yards entered,

(iii)recorded values exceeding the prescribed critical values, and

(iv)maximum values relative to the prescribed critical values;

(p) the manufacturer installs tank identification plates as specified in Section 4.0 of Appendix C of the AAR Specification for Tank Cars M-1002-2007 with the exception that the tank specification may be identified as "SPECIFICATION PENDING" until such time as a specification is developed; and


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(q) prior to commencing the manufacturing of any tank car covered by this certificate, a copy of the final design documents and drawings sent to the AAR Tank Car Committee as part of the application for approval is sent to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada. In addition, a copy of the Certificates of Construction is sent to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, prior to or after the manufacturing of any tank car covered under this certificate.

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

Permits and Approvals Division


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10521 (Ren. 4)

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

Contact Person: Mustapha Ghazal-Tokko

Design Analysis Engineer

UTLX Manufacturing, LLC

16923 Beaumont Hwy

Houston TX 77049

USA

Telephone: 281-591-3624 / 832-205-2756

Facsimile:

E-mail: Ghazal-Tokkom@utlx.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the manufacture of specially designed prototype tank cars, and the handling and transport of specific dangerous goods that are toxic by inhalation in those tank cars. The design consists in an inner container containing the dangerous goods, a support system, an outer shell, and an enhanced top service equipment protection. The tank cars are similar in concept to the non-pressure TC 115 tank car specifications and are designed for a gross rail load of 130 000 kg (286 000 lb). In this arrangement, the inner container is relatively isolated from the in-train and other handling forces. The current level of safety will be maintained and actually should be improved since the accident survivability of the prototype tank cars has been demonstrated to be equivalent to a TC 105J600I tank car, which is currently the sturdiest tank car specification in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

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