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Certificate 11671

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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 11671

Certificate Holder: Norris Cylinder Company

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: July 12, 2016

Expiry Date: July 31, 2017

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Norris Cylinder Company to sell, offer for sale, distribute, or deliver in Canada, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import into Canada, by road or railway vehicle, by aircraft or by ship on a domestic voyage, cylinders in a manner that does not comply 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:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to conditions (b) and (c) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3AAM 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, are complied with;

(b) each cylinder contains UN1956, COMPRESSED GAS, N.O.S. (Heptafluoropropane and Sodium Bicarbonate with Nitrogen), Class 2.2;

(c) each cylinder is packaged in a cardboard box with foam enclosures at both ends of the cylinder in accordance with Kidde Aerospace and Defense drawing 171900 "Marotta Packaging Assembly", filed by Norris Cylinder Company with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11671

CONDITIONS

Manufacture

(d) the cylinders are manufactured at 521 Green Cove Road, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, in accordance with the specific procedures and with drawings numbers: 3240517-07, 3240514-16, 3240511-07, 3240510-00, 3240517-12, 3240514-15, 3240511-08, and 3240510-01 filed by Norris Cylinder Company with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(e) subject to conditions (f) to (h) of this certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to specification TC-3AAM set out in 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;

(f) clause 6.3.1 of CSA B339-08 does not apply and the minimum design wall thickness for a cylinder shall not be less than the minimum thickness specified in the relevant drawing number listed in condition (d) of this certificate, which is based on Equation (1) of clause 4.2.1 of CSA B339-08, where P is the specified hydrostatic test pressure and S does not exceed 67% of the minimum tensile strength as determined by the tensile test or 483 MPa, whichever is the lesser;

(g) each cylinder is internally and externally coated in accordance with the process filed by Norris Cylinder Company with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(h) the Transport Canada mark and the specification designation marked on each cylinder is: "TC-SU 11671" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar; and

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


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11671

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Norris Cylinder Company, pursuant to clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Norris Cylinder Company's registered mark pursuant to CSA B339-08, is "M1120", or

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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

Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11671

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

Contact Person: James H. Wedding

Manager, Product Technology and Quality Assurance

Norris Cylinder Company

521 Green Cove Road

Huntsville AL 35803

USA

Telephone: 256-650-9151

Facsimile: 256-650-9198

E-mail: jwedding@norriscylinder.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the manufacture and use of cylinders based on the TC‑3AAM specification of CSA Standard B339-08. Norris Cylinder Company has demonstrated that by restricting the types of gases and using an outer packaging, a cylinder with reduced wall thickness may be used with equivalent safety.

Legend for Certificate Number

SH - Road, SR - Rail, SA - Air, SM - Marine

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11671

NOTE

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



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Date modified:
2017-06-19