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Certificate 12293

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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 12293

Certificate Holder: Certified Cylinder Services Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: June 8, 2016

Expiry Date: June 30, 2021

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Certified Cylinder Services Inc., to handle, offer for transport or transport 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, 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)(ii), 5.10(1)(c)(ii), 5.10(1)(d)(iii), and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to condition (b) of this certificate, the requirements for 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) the cylinders do not contain:

(i) hydrogen, compressed,

(ii) hydrogen sulphide,

(iii) natural gas, compressed with high methane content,

Equivalency Certificate

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CONDITIONS

(iv)gas mixtures containing:

(A) hydrogen sulphide or other free sulphide,

(B)natural gas, compressed with high methane content,

(C)more than 10 percent carbon monoxide, or

(D)carbon monoxide having a dew point of -47°C or higher at atmospheric pressure;

(v) any liquefied gas; or

(vi)any gas that would cause hydrogen embrittlement of the cylinder steel;

Manufacture

(c) subject to conditions (d) and (e) of this certificate, the cylinders were manufactured prior to February 27, 2010, in accordance with the conditions of Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety SU 4221 issued by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(d) the cylinders were manufactured at 1001 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A., in accordance with the specific procedures and one of the following drawings filed by Taylor-Wharton, Harsco Gas & Fluid Control Group, Harsco Corporation with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(i) drawing no. 38380-4 (HC 4500 model), filed on May 6, 1994,

(ii) drawing no. P38385-3 (HC 6000 model), filed on May 6, 1994, or

(iii) drawing no. P38926-2 (HC 5000 model) filed on March 15, 2005;

(e) the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation, and the service pressure marked on each cylinder is "TC‑SU 4221-" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 12293

CONDITIONS

Requalification

(f) subject to condition (g) of this certificate, cylinders due for requalification

are requalified in accordance 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 the certificate as CSA B339-08;

(g) the initial requalification period for cylinders in compliance with Clause 24.2.2.1 of CSA B339-08 is 10 years. Thereafter, the cylinders shall be subjected to a 5-year requalification period;

(h) the certificate holder, cylinder owner or user reports to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, any incidents involving loss of contents or failure of the cylinders; and

(i) the certificate holder, cylinder owner or user advises the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, prior to cylinders being returned to service, where the cylinders are requalified after having been subjected to fire.

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 12293

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

Contact Person: Gilbert Price

Operations Manager

Certified Cylinder Services Inc.

1780 Alstep Drive

Mississauga ON L5S 1W1

Telephone: 905-564-8887 ext. 224

Facsimile:

E-mail: gilbert@certifiedcylinder.ca

Explanatory Note

The cylinders were previously authorized for manufacture and use under

Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety SU 4221 issued to TW Cylinders LLC. This manufacturing facility has since closed. This certificate authorizes the continued use of cylinders manufactured prior to February 27, 2010, in accordance with the conditions of Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety SU 4221 under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, as amended.

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 12293

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 Equivalency 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