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Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
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Equivalency Certificate

Certificate No.: SU 11086 (Ren. 1)

Certificate Holder: Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: July 8, 2013

Expiry Date: January 31, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc., to sell, offer for sale, distribute, and deliver in Canada, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import, by road vehicle or railway vehicle, or by ship, cylinders in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(i), 5.10(1)(b)(i) and 5.10(1)(d)(i), and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to conditions (b) to (h) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3CCM 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, cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B340-08, are complied with;

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(b) each cylinder contains one of the following dangerous goods, as specified in the design qualification test reports:

Dangerous Goods PIN

Air, compressed with not more than UN1002

23.5 per cent oxygen, by volume

Argon, compressed UN1006



Helium, compressed UN1046

Hydrogen, compressed UN1049




COMPRESSED with high methane content


Nitrogen, compressed UN1066

Oxygen, compressed UN1072


the composition of the dangerous goods filled in each cylinder is verified by gas analysis at each hydrocarbon well location and complies with the following maximum gas constituent limits:

(i) 3 mg/m³ of hydrogen sulphide,

(ii) 65 mg/m³ of water,

(iii) 1% by volume of oxygen,

(iv) 3% by volume of carbon dioxide, and

(v) 0.1% by volume of hydrogen;

(d) cylinders that have been subjected to fire are not returned to service;

(e) cylinders involved in an accident or collision are subjected to requalification before being returned to service;

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(f) the cylinders are permanently mounted within a high strength structural framework that secures the cylinders, components, and manifolding. The frame is designed:

(i) to secure the cylinders while withstanding, without permanent deformation, a static force of eight times the weight of the assembly, in the three principal axes, applied individually,

(ii) in such a manner that no cylinder or component extends beyond the envelope defined by the frame, and

(iii) to protect the cylinders from localized impact and from road debris through adequate shielding;

(g) the requirements of Clause 4.5 of CSA B340-08 are complied with;

(h) no more than 15 years has elapsed since the original manufacturing test date for each cylinder;

Manufacture and Requalification

(i) subject to conditions (j) to (z) of this certificate, each cylinder was designed, constructed, and initially inspected and tested in accordance with ISO 11119-2:2002 Gas cylinders of composite construction - Specification and test methods - Part 2: Fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders with load-sharing metal liners; cited in the rest of this certificate as ISO 11119-2:2002;

(j) the cylinders are manufactured at 3016 Kansas Avenue, Riverside, CA, USA, in accordance with the specific procedures, the design type approval records, certificates of compliance, test reports, and part numbers A2140C-1, A2864C-1, A2864C-2 or A3334C-1 filed by Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc., with the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(k) the pressure test prescribed in Clause 9.4.4 of ISO 11119-2:2002 is performed in accordance with the applicable test method specified in Compressed Gas Association (CGA) pamphlet C-1-2009, Methods for Pressure Testing of Compressed Gas Cylinders, and the test system accuracy is verified in accordance with the applicable method specified in CGA C-1;

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(l) two representative prototype cylinders are subjected to the ambient cycle test in accordance with Clause 8.5.5 of ISO 11119-2:2002, except as follows:

(i) cylinders withstand 12 000 pressurization cycles between 345 kPa to maximum developed service pressure for dedicated gases or between 345 kPa to 120% of the marked service pressure;

(m) inspections and verifications are in accordance with the requirements of ISO 11119-2:2002 and carried out by an Independent Inspector registered with Transport Canada in accordance with Clause 25 of 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;

(n) for all cycling tests (lot acceptance and design qualification), the cycling rate shall not exceed 10 cycles/min.;

(o) when a cylinder fails the lot acceptance cycling test or the burst test, five additional cylinders taken at random may be subjected to the same test. If one or more of the five cylinders fails the test, the lot is rejected;

(p) the water capacity of each cylinder does not exceed 328 L;

(q) the service pressure of each cylinder does not exceed 250 bar;

(r) despite Clause 10 of ISO 11119-2:2002, each cylinder is permanently marked in accordance with Clause 4.18 of CSA B339-08, except the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation and the service pressure are replaced with "TC-SU 11086" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar;

(s) design type approval records and certificates of compliance and test reports are retained by the manufacturer and the inspection body (independent inspector) for the service life of the cylinders;

(t) each cylinder is requalified at least every 5 years;

(u) the requalification is performed by a facility registered pursuant to

Clause 25.3 of CSA B339-08;

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(v) each cylinder is subjected to a proof pressure test in accordance with

CGA C-1-2009 and is also visually inspected both internally, inasmuch as the size of the openings permit, and externally. The test pressure shall be held for at least 3 minutes;

(w) visual inspection is conducted in accordance with CGA Publication C-6.2-2009, "Guidelines for Visual Inspection and Requalification of Fiber Reinforced High Pressure Cylinders" except as follows:

(i) cylinders with fibre damage (cuts, abrasions, etc.) that exceed Level 1 type damage as defined in CGA Pamphlet C-6.2 and meet the following depth and length criteria are considered to have Level 2 damage:

(A) depth - damage that upon visual inspection is seen to penetrate the outer fibreglass layer but does not expose the carbon layer beneath, or that has a measured depth of greater than 0.127 mm and less than 1.143 mm for cylinders with an outside diameter greater than 190.5 mm or less than 0.889 mm for cylinders 190.5 mm or less in outside diameter,

(B) length - damage that has a maximum allowable length of:


Direction of fibre damage

Maximum length of damage

Cylinder sidewall and domes

Transverse to fibre direction (longitudinal direction)

20% of the straight sidewall section length

Cylinder sidewall and domes

In fibre direction (circumferential direction)

20% of the straight sidewall section length

(ii) cylinders with damage that meet the Level 2 criteria must be rejected. Requalifiers must contact the cylinder manufacturer in the event that the damage cannot be clearly interpreted based on these criteria. Repair of rejected cylinders is authorized for Level 2 type damage. Repairs must be made in accordance with CGA Pamphlet C-6.2, prior to the pressure test. Repairs must be evaluated after the pressure test,

(iii) cylinders that have direct fiber damage that penetrates through the outer fibreglass layer and into the carbon layer, or that have a measured damage depth of greater than the Level 2 maximum are considered to have Level 3 type damage. Cylinders that have damage with depth meeting Level 2, but length exceeding the Level 2 maximum are considered to have Level 3 type damage,

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(iv) cylinders with Level 3 type damage are not authorized to be repaired, and must be condemned;

(x) a requalification marking is applied in accordance with Clause 24.6 of

CSA B339-08. The marking is applied on a label securely affixed to the cylinder and overcoated with epoxy or polyurethane. Stamping of any part of the cylinder is prohibited;

(y) the certificate holder reports any incident involving loss of contents or failure of the cylinders to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada; and

(z) prior to applying for renewal of this certificate, the certificate holder reports a summary of the cylinder manufacturing and performance experience to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc., pursuant to Clause 25 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a division of Luxfer Inc.'s registered mark, pursuant to CSA B339-08, is:

LUXFER or M4140

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


Permits and Approvals Division

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

Contact Person: John Carrigan

Innovation and Technology Manager

Luxfer Gas Cylinders

3016 Kansas Avenue, Bldg. 1

Riverside, CA 92507 U.S.A.

Telephone: 951-341-2304

Facsimile: 951-341-2296


Explanatory Note

The certificate holder has demonstrated that the manufacture of a cylinder in accordance with Standard ISO 11119-2:2002 and the conditions specified, results in a cylinder which could be used with equivalent safety to that of a TC‑3FCM specification cylinder. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the manufacture and use of these cylinders.

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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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 is adequate, Protective Directions may be issued to prohibit or to control the use of the means of containment (section 32).

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