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Certificate 11553

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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 11553 (REN 1)

Certificate Holder: OHB System AG

Mode of Transport: Air, Road

Issue Date: 2016-12-14

Expiry Date: 2019-01-31

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes OHB System AG to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport, on behalf of OHB System AG, 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) and 5.10(1)(c)(ii), 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, Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

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

(c) each means of containment does not contain more than 40 g of dangerous goods;

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

to 600 g;

(e) the means of containment are fixed to a structural panel, which is transported in a custom made container with rigid baseframe and cover;

(f) the maximum water capacity of each means of containment is 0.1 L;

(g) the minimum design burst pressure of the means of containment is 25 MPa;

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

(i) 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;

(j) 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;

(k) each means of containment is heated to a temperature of 125°C for 30 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;

(l) 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

1 888-CAN-UTEC (226-8832),

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

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

(m) in addition to the requirements of Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the certificate holder ensures that the personnel handling, offering for transport or transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate;

(n) 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

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 11553 (Ren. 1)"

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:

Torsten Uhlhorn

Head of Logistics

OHB Systems AG

27 Universitaetsallee
BREMEN Bremen
28359 Germany

Telephone:

494-212-020

Fax:

E-mail:

torsten.uhlhorn@ohb.de

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