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Certificate 11073

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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.: SR 11073 (Ren. 2)

Certificate Holder: BASF Corporation

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: May 31, 2016

Expiry Date: September 30, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes BASF Corporation to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, tank cars that are qualified and marked in a manner that does not comply with some provisions of clause 9.5.4 of Transport Canada Standard TP14877E, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, incorporated by reference in paragraph 5.14(1)(b) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) for the purposes of this certificate the tank cars are operating in Canada, and bear tank car reporting marks and numbers owned by BASF Corporation, and are covered within the scope of the reliability analyses on file with the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, under file A 4069-8754, and

(i) the tank cars were constructed after 1992,

(ii) the tank cars are not used for the transportation of UN1832, SULPHURIC ACID, SPENT,

(iii) the tank cars are equipped with TRN023 underframe,


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 11073 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(iv) the tank cars have a steel tank car tank conforming to ASTM A516-70 and conform to one of the following TC or DOT specifications: 111A100W1 or 111A100W3,

(v) the reporting marks and numbers of the tank cars covered under this certificate are listed in the file supplied to the Director with the application;

(b) the maximum qualification interval after manufacturing for the first visual inspection, the first structural integrity inspection, the first thickness test, and the first safety systems inspection, with the exception of thermal protection systems does not exceed 15 years. Subsequent qualifications intervals will be performed at an interval not exceeding 10 years;

(c) with the exception of pressure relief devices the maximum qualification interval after manufacturing for the first service equipment inspection is

15 years, and in addition:

(i) tank cars carrying dangerous goods with corrosion rates to service equipment material of 50.8µm (2 mils) per year to 508µm (20 mils) per year will receive one additional service equipment inspection, nominally 8 years after manufacturing,

(ii) tank cars carrying dangerous goods with corrosion rates to service equipment material of less than 50.8µm (2 mils) per year but that may generate corrosive by-products will receive one additional service equipment inspection, nominally 8 years after manufacturing,

(iii) tank cars carrying dangerous goods with corrosion rates to service equipment material exceeding 508µm (20 mils) per year will receive two additional service equipment inspections, nominally 5 and 10 years after manufacturing,

(iv) additional adjustments may be made based on documented quantitative analysis or qualitative knowledge of in-service performance. Subsequent qualifications after 15 years from construction will be performed at an interval not exceeding 10 years;

(d) a re-evaluation of the alternate qualification options authorized under this certificate is promptly made if any detrimental defects are identified;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 11073 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(e) the certificate number "SR 11073" is stenciled on each long side of each tank car covered under the provisions of this certificate in letters and numbers no less than 100 mm (4 in.) high;

This certificate applies to any person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods in a tank car that is authorized, tested, and inspected in accordance with 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 11073 (Ren. 2)

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

Contact Person: Alex Obelink

BASF Corporation

100 Park Avenue

Florham Park NJ 07932

USA

Telephone: 973-245-5730

E-mail: alejandro.obelink@basf.com

Explanatory Note

This certificate allows an extension to the maximum interval prescribed for some of the inspections and tests required as part of the qualification for tank cars used to transport dangerous goods. This allowance applies to the first qualification after manufacturing for certain specific tank cars identified in the application. Reliability analysis were performed and presented in support of the certificate.

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