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Certificate 11209

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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 11209 (Ren. 2)

Certificate Holder: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Corporation

Mode of Transport: Road, Air

Issue Date: October 5, 2015

Expiry Date: August 31, 2017

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Corporation to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport, on behalf of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Corporation, by road vehicle or by cargo aircraft, dangerous goods that are UN1005, AMMONIA, ANHYDROUS, Class 2.3(8), in a manner that does not comply with columns 12 and 13 of Table 3-1, Dangerous Goods List, Chapter 2 of Part 3 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, as referred to in section 12.1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and 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 subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the dangerous goods are contained in non-refillable means of containment (heat pipes) manufactured from axially grooved aluminum alloy (AA 6063-T66) tubing with welded end closures, as described in the application submitted by the certificate holder, to the Chief, Permits and Approvals Division, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(b) the means of containment are embedded within and/or surface mounted to a satellite panel structure and are designed for heat transfer devices for the thermal control of satellite components;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11209 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(c) each means of containment does not contain more than 125 g of dangerous goods;

(d) the total net mass of dangerous goods in transport is less than or equal

to 6 kg;

(e) during transportation, the means of containment are embedded within and/or surface mounted to an aluminum panel structure or a specialized transport container and are tightly packed, so as to prevent movement, in a rigid shell container;

(f) the means of containment are filled in accordance with the maximum filling density prescribed in CSA Standard CSA-B340-08, "Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2", March 2008;

(g) the means of containment do not become liquid full at any temperature less than or equal to 55°C;

(h) the maximum water capacity of each means of containment is 0.4 L;

(i) the minimum design burst pressure of the means of containment is 19.0 MPa;

(j) burst tests are conducted as described in the application submitted by the certificate holder, to the Chief, Permits and Approvals Division, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(k) radiographic inspection of all welds is performed on 10% of all means of containment;

(l) each means of containment is proof pressure tested to at least 12.5 MPa and leak tested with helium at a pressure of at least 10.0 MPa prior to being filled;

(m) each means of containment is leak-tested after filling and the leakage rate is less than or equal to 3 x 10-7 cm3/s at 90°C;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11209 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(n) each means of containment is heated to a temperature of 125°C for 10 minutes after being filled and visually inspected for changes in geometry. Each means of containment is then cooled to a temperature of 90°C and visually inspected for leakage at the welds;

(o) for air transport only, where there is an emergency landing, any incident involving the means of containment is reported to the following Canadian authorities:

i) the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC) by dialing
613-996-6666,

ii) the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate by facsimile 613-993-5925, and

iii) the Chief, Airspace Standards and Procedures, Civil Aviation Directorate, by facsimile 613-954-1602;

(p) for air transport only, copy of this Equivalency Certificate is carried on board the cargo aircraft used to transport the dangerous goods authorized by this certificate; and

(q) the shipping document that accompanies the dangerous goods includes the following information legibly and indelibly printed:

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 11209 (Ren. 2)"

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)

SU 11209 (Ren. 2)

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

Contact Person: George Videc

Traffic Leader

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Corporation

21025 Trans Canada Highway

Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3R2

Telephone: 514-425-3036

Facsimile: 514-425-3033

E-mail: george.videc@mdacorporation.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transportation of UN1005, AMMONIA, ANHYDROUS, Class 2.3(8), in a manner that does not comply with the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The means of containment (heat pipes) are heat transfer devices for thermal control of satellite components. The heat pipes consist of a shell (tubing) lined with a capillary structure, or wick, that is saturated with the working fluid (anhydrous ammonia).

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