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Certificate 11154

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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 11154

Certificate Holder: Amtrol-Alfa Metalomecânica, S.A.

Mode of Transport: Road, Railway, Air, Marine

Issue Date: August 19, 2015

Expiry Date: August 31, 2020

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes:

1) Amtrol Alfa Metalomecânica, S.A. to design and manufacture a 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 section 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 aircraft or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, in a means of containment in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(iii), 5.10(1)(b)(iv), 5.10(1)(c)(iii), and 5.10(1)(d)(iv) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, in relation to the manufacture, selection, and use of means of containment only, if:


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CONDITIONS

(a) subject to conditions (b) to (l) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to UN cylinders in standard CSA B342-09, "Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods, Class 2", March 2009, cited in the rest of the certificate as CSA B342‑09, are complied with;

(b) despite Clause 4.1.4 of CSA B342-09, the cylinders are not filled with a gas or gas mixture different from that previously contained unless the necessary operations for change of gas service have been performed. Change of service for compressed and liquefied gases is in accordance with ISO 11621. In addition, a cylinder that contained a Class 8 corrosive substance or a substance of another class with a corrosive subsidiary class is not be authorized for the transport of a Class 2 substance unless the necessary inspections and tests specified in condition (s) of this certificate have been performed;

(c) despite Clause 4.1.7 of CSA B342-09, the cylinders, including their closures, comply with the design, construction, inspection, and testing requirements of condition (m) of this certificate. When outer packagings are prescribed in CSA B342-09, the cylinders are firmly secured within the outer packaging. Unless otherwise specified in Clause 5 of CSA B342-09, one or more inner packagings may be enclosed in an outer packaging;

(d) despite Clause 4.1.9 of CSA B342-09, the cylinders are periodically inspected and tested in accordance with condition (s) of this certificate. Cylinders are not be filled after they become due for periodic inspection and testing but may continue in use until empty and be transported after expiry of the time limit;

(e) despite Clause 4.1.10(b) of CSA B342-09, repairs are consistent with the fabrication and testing requirements of this certificate and only as permitted by condition (t) of this certificate;

(f) the requirements of Clause 4.5.1.5.2 of CSA B342-09 apply and the test results are unacceptable if the contents vent from any location other than through a pressure relief device;

(g) despite Clause 5.1.3(a) of CSA B342-09, the cylinders are manufactured in accordance with condition (m) of this certificate;


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CONDITIONS

(h) the cylinders are evaluated for damage at the time of filling in accordance with the visual inspection requirements of condition (s) of this certificate instead of the standards for inspection specified in Clause 5.1.3 of CSA B342-09;

(i) despite 5.1.4 of CSA B342-09, before being filled, cylinders due for periodic inspection and testing are subjected to a periodic inspection and test in accordance with the periodic inspection and test requirements of condition (s) of this certificate. Cylinders that do not meet the requirements of the prefill inspection are rejected and not filled until the cause of rejection has been corrected;

(j) the cylinders are condemned 15 years after the date of their initial inspection and testing;

(k) the requirements of Clause 5.2.5.1(d) of CSA B342-09 apply;

(l) cylinders filled with Class 2.3, toxic gases, are not transported by aircraft;

(m) subject to conditions (n) to (t) of this certificate, the cylinders are designed, constructed, initially inspected and tested, periodically inspected and tested, repaired, and marked in accordance with the requirements (including the Annexes) applicable to UN cylinders in CSA Standard B341-09, "UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element containers for the transport of dangerous goods", March 2009, cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B341-09;

(n) the cylinders are manufactured by Amtrol-Alfa Metalomecânica, S.A. at Lugar de Pontilhões, Apartado 37 - Brito, 4801-909, Guimarães, Portugal in accordance with the specific procedures, the design qualification test reports, and drawing number associated with model type 004C010 or model type 005C020, filed by Amtrol-Alfa Metalomecânica, S.A. with the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(o) the cylinders are designed, constructed, and initially inspected and tested in compliance with Clause 8 of CSA B341-09 and the requirements applicable to fully wrapped carbon composite cylinders with load-sharing liners specified in ISO standard 11119-2, "Gas cylinders of composite construction - Specification and test methods - Part 2: Fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders with load-sharing metal liners", dated 2002, cited in the rest of the certificate as ISO 11119-2:2002, except that;

(i) the cylinders have a design life of 15 years,


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CONDITIONS

(ii) despite Clause 6.1.1 of ISO 11119-2:2002, the cylinders utilise load-sharing welded carbon steel liners with one circumferential weld and the requirements of Clauses 5, 6.3, 8, 9.1 and 9.4 of ISO standard 4706, "Gas cylinders - Refillable welded steel cylinders - Test pressure 60 bar and below", dated 2008, cited in the rest of this certificate as ISO 4706:2008, are be met,

(iii) the maximum permissible load share of the liner is 30%, which results in a maximum liner burst pressure of 30% of the minimum burst pressure of the finished cylinder,

(iv) for liner and cylinder burst tests, failure shall not initiate at the welds,

(v) the weld profile complies with the manufacturing procedures, dimensions and tolerances and the maximum limits for excess weld material as specified in the Certificate holders application,

(vi) welded joints conform to quality level C in accordance with ISO standard 13919-1, "Welding - Electron and laser-beam welded joints - Guidance on quality levels for imperfections - Part 1: Steel", dated 1996,

(vii) prior to winding, each completed liner is subjected to a liner integrity test where the liner is pneumatically tested to a calculated proof pressure as specified by the manufacturer as part of the design submission. The pressure in the liner is increased gradually and regularly until the calculated liner proof pressure is reached. The pressure is held long enough to determine leak tightness. The pressurized liner is immersed in water, to allow the observation of leakages. If leakage occurs in the piping or fittings, the liners are re-tested after repairing such leakage. The calculated liner proof pressure is monitored at all times. The liners are deemed to have passed this test if no permanent deformation is visible during or after the test and no visible leakage occurs,

(viii) each liner is subjected to radiographic examination in accordance with Clause 9.4 of ISO 4706:2008,

(ix) each liner weld is visually examined in accordance with Clause 9.5 of ISO 4706:2008 and to ensure compliance with conditions (o)(v) and (o)(vi) of this certificate,

(x) the tests required by Clause 9.1.3 of ISO 11119-2:2002 are performed in accordance with Clause 9.1 of ISO 4706:2008;


Equivalency Certificate

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CONDITIONS

(p) the cylinders are marked in accordance with Clause 4.4 of CSA B341-09 except that;

(i) the mark required by Clause 4.4.1.2.1(a) of CSA B341-09 is not applied,

(ii) the mark required by Clause 4.4.1.2.1(b) of CSA B341-09 is be replaced with "TC-SU 11154", and

(iii) each cylinder is permanently and legibly marked with the letters "FINAL" followed by the year (four digits) followed by the month (two digits) separated by a slash (i.e., "/") representing the design life of 15 years as of the date of manufacture of the cylinder. This marking is to be included at the end of the manufacturing marks required by Clause 4.4.1.3(c) of CSA B341-09;

(q) despite Clause 2 of CSA B341-09, the reference in Clause A.2.3.1 of CSA B341-09 to CGA Publication C-11 is read as a reference to CGA Publication C-11, "Practices for inspection of compressed gas cylinders at time of Manufacture", dated 2013, cited in the rest of the certificate as CGA C-11-2013;

(r) the inspection of each liner is in accordance with the inspection requirements of CGA C-11-2013 that apply to welded cylinders;

(s) the cylinders are subjected to periodic inspection and testing every 5 years in accordance with the requirements applicable to UN composite cylinders in CSA B341-09 except that;

(i) the liner is internally inspected in accordance with International Standard ISO 10460:2005, "Gas Cylinders - Welded carbon-steel gas cylinders - Periodic inspection and testing", and

(ii) the outer casing is visually inspected in accordance with Table 1 of Appendix A of this certificate. The inspection is performed with the outer casing in place;

(t) the cylinders are subjected to repairs in accordance with the requirements applicable to UN composite cylinders in CSA B341-09; and

(u) 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.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11154

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Amtrol-Alfa Metalomecânica, S.A. pursuant to Annex A of CSA B341-09, for the manufacture of UN pressure receptacles of the designs specified herein. Amtrol-Alfa Metalomecânica, S.A.'s registered mark, pursuant to CSA B341-09, is:

M9701

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


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

Contact Person: Joe Lane

Amtrol Inc.

1400 Division Road

West Warwick, RI 02893

USA

Telephone: 401-884-6300 ext. 4250

Facsimile: 401-885-2567

E-mail: jlane@amtrol.com

Explanatory Note

The certificate holder has demonstrated that the manufacture of a cylinder in accordance with Standard ISO 11119-2:2002 under the conditions specified, results in a cylinder which could be used with equivalent safety to that of a composite UN pressure receptacle authorized by CSA B341. This Certificate authorizes the manufacture and use of these cylinders under 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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Appendix A - Outer casing inspection criteria

Damage that affects the protective function of the casing is unacceptable. If unacceptable damage is identified, the cylinder must be rejected.

Type of damage

Level of damage

Photo

Level 1
Acceptable damage

Level 2
Rejectable damage - requiring additional inspections and repairs

Level 3
Condemned damage - not repairable

Abrasion damage

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Minor abrasion damage to the protective casing allows for the cylinder to be rendered serviceable.

When abrasion damage creates sharp edges on the protective casing, reducing its easy-handling, the casing must be repaired.

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Impact damage

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Level 1

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Level 2

Impact damages appear as cracks on the protective casing, as well as braking of valve components and connections.

Damage from impact which only affects the protective casing is considered acceptable for repair.

Damage that results in deformation of the bung (boss) is not repairable.


Equivalency Certificate

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Appendix A - Outer casing inspection criteria

Type of damage

Level of damage

Photo

Level 1
Acceptable damage

Level 2
Rejectable damage - requiring additional inspections and repairs

Level 3
Condemned damage - not repairable

Structura 1 damage

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Abnormal bulges, distorted valve connections, or depressions.

Heat or fire damage

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Level 2

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Where the casing is charred, discoloured, or burned superficially, the cylinder is acceptable for repair.

Damage resulting in exposure of the cylinder or deformation of the casing.

Chemica 1 attack

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Dissolution of the thermoplastic casing.

Where the casing is dissolved superficially, the cylinder is acceptable for repair.

Damage resulting in exposure of the cylinder or deformation of the casing.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11154

Appendix A - Outer casing inspection criteria

Type of damage

Level of damage

Photo

Level 1
Acceptable damage

Level 2
Rejectable damage - requiring additional inspections and repairs

Level 3
Condemned damage - not repairable

Cuts or Gouges

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Sharp impressions caused by sharp objects in such a way to cut the casing.

If such impression is present only on the protective jacket, the cylinder can be repaired.

Damage resulting in exposure of the cylinder.



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Date modified:
2017-06-19