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Certificate 10757

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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 10757 (REN 1)

Certificate Holder: Flexcon Industries Inc.

Mode of Transport: Marine, Rail, Road

Issue Date: 2017-01-10

Expiry Date: 2022-01-31

CONDITIONS

1. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Flexcon Industries Inc., to handle, offer for transport, transport or import, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import by road or railway vehicle, or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, in a manner that does not comply with Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(d)(iii), and subsection 5.10(2) of Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), and Part 8 (Accidental Release and Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are contained in, and are not intended to be discharged from, a means of containment that is designed for use in water pump systems;

(b) each means of containment is filled with UN1002, AIR, COMPRESSED, with not more than 23.5 per cent oxygen, by volume, Class 2.2, UN1066, NITROGEN, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2, or UN1046, HELIUM, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2;

(c) after filling, each means of containment is subjected to a leak-test using a trace gas (helium) detection system. The leakage rate shall be less than or equal to 1 x 10-6 cm3/s;

(d) the internal pressure in each means of containment at 20°C when filled for transport with the gas is less than or equal to 276 kPa;

(e) each means of containment is packed in a strong outer packaging during transport;

(f) subject to conditions (g) to (o) of this certificate, each means of containment was designed, manufactured, tested, and marked in accordance with the requirements of ANSI/WSC PST 2000-2005 Standard, "Pressurized Water Storage Tank", published by the Water Systems Council in September 2005;

(g) each means of containment was manufactured by the certificate holder at 300 Pond Street, Randolph, MA, U.S.A., in accordance with one of Flexcon Industries' Well-Rite Series models on file with the Chief, Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Canada;

(h) the means of containment were manufactured under a quality management system in accordance with International Standard ISO 9001:2008, "Quality management Systems - Requirements", published by the International Organization for Standardization, registered with a quality management system registrar (registration organization) accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), or a foreign quality management system registrar recognized by the SCC;

(i) the means of containment are three-piece welded carbon steel containers with heads concave to pressure;

(j) each means of containment has a maximum outside diameter of 660.4 mm, and a maximum water capacity of 450 L;

(k) the materials of construction for the shells and the ends (heads) comply with the requirements of ASTM Standard A1008/A1008M, 2011, "Standard Specification for Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy and High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, Solution Annealed, and Bake Hardenable", published by ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials);

(l) materials of shells and ends of finished means of containment are identified by a suitable method during manufacture to provide traceability of the metal to its heat number;

(m) the wall stress at a pressure equal to three times the filling pressure at 20°C does not exceed 138 MPa using the following formula:

S = Pd/2t

Where S = wall stress in MPa;

P = test pressure in MPa;

d = inside diameter of the means of containment in mm;

t = minimum wall thickness of the means of containment in mm;

(n) the minimum design burst pressure is at least 9 times the filling pressure at 20°C;

(o) each means of containment was subjected to a pneumatic pressure test at a minimum pressure of at least three times the filling pressure at 20°C and showed no leaks or other defects;

(p) when the gross mass of dangerous goods offered for transport by one consignor to one destination is greater than 500 kg, Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) except sections 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, Part 6 (Training), and Part 8 (Accidental Release and Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations apply; and

(q) a copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods.

2. This Equivalency Certificate also authorizes Flexcon Industries Inc., to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import by road or railway vehicle, or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, in a manner that does not comply with Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(d)(iii), and subsection 5.10(2) of Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), and Part 8 (Accidental Release and Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are contained in, and are not intended to be discharged from, a means of containment that is designed for use in water pump systems;

(b) each means of containment is filled with UN1002, AIR, COMPRESSED, with not more than 23.5 per cent oxygen, by volume, Class 2.2, UN1066, NITROGEN, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2, or UN1046, HELIUM, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2;

(c) after filling, each means of containment is subjected to a leak-test using a trace gas (helium) detection system. The leakage rate shall be less than or equal to 1 x 10-6 cm3/s;

(d) the internal pressure in each means of containment at 20°C when filled for transport with the gas is less than or equal to 276 kPa;

(e) each means of containment is packed in a strong outer packaging during transport;

(f) each means of containment was manufactured by the certificate holder at 300 Pond Street, Randolph, MA, U.S.A., in accordance with one of Flexcon Industries' Flex -Lite® Series models on file with the Chief, Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Canada;

(g) the means of containment were manufactured under a quality management system in accordance with International Standard ISO 9001:2008, "Quality management Systems - Requirements", published by the International Organization for Standardization, registered with a quality management system registrar (registration organization) accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), or a foreign quality management system registrar recognized by the SCC;

(h) the means of containment are full-composite containers made of resin-impregnated continuous fibreglass filament windings in both longitudinal and circumferential directions over a non-load-sharing non-metallic liner;

(i) the means of containment were designed in accordance with Section X of the 2010 Edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers "Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code" (ASME Code);

(j) the materials of construction for the shells and the ends (heads) are in accordance with the specifications on file with the Chief, Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Canada;

(k) materials of shells and ends of finished means of containment are identified by a suitable method during manufacture to provide traceability of the liner, filament, and resin system components to their pertinent lot or batch number;

(l) each means of containment has a maximum outside diameter of 615 mm, and a maximum water capacity of 450 L;

(m) the minimum design burst pressure is at least 15 times the filling pressure at 20°C;

(n) each means of containment was subjected to a pneumatic pressure test at a minimum pressure of at least three times the filling pressure at 20°C and showed no leaks or other defects;

(o) when the gross mass of dangerous goods offered for transport by one consignor to one destination is greater than 500 kg, Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) except sections 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, Part 6 (Training), and Part 8 (Accidental Release and Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations apply; and

(p) a copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods.

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

Chief

Permits and Approvals division


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

Contact Person:

Matthew Kearney

300 Pond St
RANDOLPH Massachusetts
02368 United States of America (the)

Telephone:

781-607-2621

Fax:

E-mail:

mkearney@flexconind.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transport of pre-pressurized diaphragm-type tanks used in water storage applications. The dangerous goods are a permanent component of the means of containment. The means of containment are for single-trip shipment through the distribution chain to the point of use (installation sites). An equivalent level of safety is provided by requiring that the means of containment be designed with a significant safety margin against burst when used in the service specified herein.

Legend for Certificate Number

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

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal

Appendix

NOTE

Under Canadian Law, a foreign manufacturer of non-specification means of containment cannot be charged with an offence under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 for failure to comply with the conditions of a 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