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Transport
Canada
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.: SU 10541 (Ren. 1)

Certificate Holder: Worthington Cylinder Corporation

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: March 10, 2017

Expiry Date: March 31, 2022

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes:

1) Worthington Cylinder Corporation to design and manufacture means of containment used or intended to be used in importing, offering for transport, handling, or transporting dangerous goods in a manner that does not comply with section 5.1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992,

2) any person to sell, offer for sale, deliver, distribute, import or use a standardized means of containment, in a manner that does not comply with part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, and

3) any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import, by road or railway vehicle, by cargo aircraft or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods included in Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, or 9 in means of containment 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 subsections 5.10(2) and 5.12(1) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, in relation to the manufacture, selection, and use of means of containment only, if:


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10541 (Ren. 1)

CONDITIONS

Selection and Use

(a) subject to condition (b) of this Equivalency Certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC-4BWM 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, are complied with;

(b) for dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9, the requirements specified in chapter 15 of Transport Canada Standard TP 14850E, "Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9, a Transport Canada Standard", 2nd Edition, October 2010, published by Transport Canada, except item a. of clause 15.1.2, are complied with;

Manufacture and Requalification

(c) the cylinders are manufactured at 863 State Route 307 East, Jefferson, Ohio, U.S.A., in accordance with the specific manufacturing process, the inspection, testing, and quality control procedures, and with drawing number W240154M filed by Worthington Cylinder Corporation, with the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(d) subject to conditions (e) to (l) of this Equivalency Certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to Specification TC-4BWM set out in CSA Standard B339-08, "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B339-08;

(e) despite the general requirements of Clause 16.1 of CSA B339-08, the containers are welded stainless steel cylinders with a longitudinal electric-arc-welded seam;

(f) subject to conditions (g) and (h) of this Equivalency Certificate and despite the requirements of Clause 16.2.1 of CSA B339-08, the cylinders are made from solution annealed stainless steel of uniform and weldable quality conforming to the chemical composition of Type 304L or 316L, specified in ASTM Standard A 240 / A240M - 10b, "Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications";


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10541 (Ren. 1)

CONDITIONS

(g) the steel has the following chemical composition:

Element Ranges and limits, mass %

Type 304L Type 316L

Carbon (max) 0.030 0.030

Manganese (max) 2.00 2.00

Phosphorus (max) 0.045 0.045

Sulphur (max) 0.030 0.030

Silicon (max) 0.75 0.75

Nickel 8.0 to 12.0 10.0 to 14.0

Chromium 18.0 to 20.0 16.0 to 18.0

Molybdenum ---- 2.00-3.00

Nitrogen (max) 0.10 0.10

Iron Balance Balance

(h) the tolerances for product analysis are as follows:

Element Tolerance over maximum limit

or under minimum limit, mass %

Carbon 0.005

Manganese 0.04

Phosphorus 0.010

Sulphur 0.005

Silicon 0.05

Nickel 0.15

Chromium 0.20

Molybdenum 0.10

(i) despite the requirements of Clause 16.6 of CSA B339-08, the cylinders are not heat treated;

(j) the representative cylinder that is hydrostatically tested in accordance with Clause 16.8.3 of CSA B339-08 is held at 4 times its service pressure for at least 60 s without leaking or bursting;

(k) despite the requirements of Clause 16.9.2 of CSA B339-08, the elongation is at least 10% for Type B and C specimens;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10541 (Ren. 1)

CONDITIONS

(l) despite the requirements of items (a) to (c) of Clause 4.18.2 of CSA B339‑08, the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation, and the service pressure marked on each cylinder is: "TC-SU 10541-16";

(m) each cylinder is requalified at least every five years in accordance with the proof pressure test method specified in CGA C-1-2009 including an internal and external visual inspection conducted in accordance with CGA C‑6‑2007,"Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders", Tenth Edition, published by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA);

(n) the documents referred to in Clause 4.19 of CSA B339-08 are retained by the manufacturer and by the Independent Inspector, as defined in that standard, for the service life of the cylinders; and

(o) the certificate holder reports any incident involving loss of contents or failure of the cylinders to the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Worthington Cylinder Corporation pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Worthington Cylinder Corporation's registered mark, pursuant to CSA B339-08, is:

M4543

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 10541 (Ren. 1)

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

Contact Person: Steven T. Gentry

Regulatory Affairs Manager/Pressure Cylinders

Worthington Cylinders Corporation

1085 Dearborn Drive

Columbus, Ohio 43085

U.S.A.

Telephone: 614-438-3057

Facsimile: 614-840-4830

E-mail: steve.gentry@worthingtonindustries.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the design and manufacture of welded steel cylinders based on the requirements for Specification TC-4BWM cylinders set out in CSA B339-08 using stainless steel as an alternative to carbon steel. The certificate holder has demonstrated that when manufactured under the conditions stipulated herein, the cylinder could be used with equivalent safety.

This Equivalency Certificate also authorizes the use of the cylinders manufactured in accordance with the conditions of this certificate for the handling, offering for transport or transport of dangerous goods included in Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.

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 10541 (Ren. 1)

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 means of containment 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 means of containment (section 32).



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Date modified:
2017-06-19