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Certificate 4237

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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

Certificate No.: SU 4237 (Ren. 12)

Certificate Holder: Structural Composites Industries

a Worthington Cylinders Company

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: April 17, 2013

Expiry Date: April 30, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Structural Composites Industries, a Worthington Cylinders Companyto 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)(i) and 5.10(1)(b)(i), paragraph 5.10(1)(c), subparagraph 5.10(1)(d)(i), and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to conditions (b) to (f), the requirements with respect to specification TC‑3FCM 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, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA),and cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B340-08, are complied with;

(b) each cylinder contains one of the following dangerous goods:


Equivalency Certificate

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CONDITIONS

Dangerous Goods PIN

Air, compressed, with not more than UN1002

23.5 percent oxygen, by volume

Nitrogen, compressed UN1066

Oxygen, compressed UN1072

Compressed gas, n.o.s. (mixture of UN1956

oxygen and air or nitrogen)

(c) each cylinder containing oxygen complies with Clause 4.6.1.2 of CSA B340-08;

(d) each cylinder is packaged in accordance with Clause 4.9 of CSA B340-08;

(e) each cylinder is stored in a protective environment for use in one of the following services:


- aircraft escape slide

- back-up crew oxygen

- walk around oxygen

- naval liferaft;


(f) not more than 15 years has elapsed since the initial test date for each cylinder;

Manufacture

(g) the cylinders were manufactured prior to March 1, 2007 at 336 Enterprise Place, Pomora, CA, U.S.A., in accordance with the specific procedures and with model nos. ALT 279, ALT 280, ALT 281, ALT 282, ALT 372, ALT 405, ALT 621, ALT 63A or ALT 565, filed by Structural Composites Industries, Taylor-Wharton Gas Equipment Division, Harsco Corporation with the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(h) subject to conditions (h) to (l), the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to specification TC-3FCM in National Standard of Canada CAN/CSA B339-02, "Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods", October 2002, amended in November 2003 and February 2005, and cited in the rest of the certificate as CAN/
CSA B339-02;

(i) the filament material is composed of high modulus para-aramid in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. aerospace material specification AMS 3901, "Organic Fiber (Para-Aramid), Yarn and Roving, High Modulus", dated September 1998, including the applicable supplementary detail specifications thereto;


Equivalency Certificate

SU 4237 (Ren. 12)

CONDITIONS

(j) the para-aramid filament is tested for strand strength in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard ASTM D2343-03, "Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Glass Fiber Strands, Yarns, and Rovings Used in Reinforced Plastics", published in 2003, and the filament strand strength is at least 3100 MPa;

(k) the cylinder for the gunfire test is positioned so that the projectile impacts the cylinder bottom and exits at the side wall, or so that the projectile impacts the cylinder side wall at a 90° angle to the side wall axis, and any evidence of fragmentation failure of the tested cylinder or any tear greater than 76.2 mm from the entrance or the exit hole is cause for rejection;

(l) the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation and the service pressure marked on each cylinder is:

"TC‑SU 4237-"

followed by service pressure expressed in bar;

Requalification

(m) subject to condition (n) of this certificate, cylinders due for requalification are requalified in accordance with the requirements applicable to the specification TC-3FCM set out in CSA Standard B339-08, "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA);

(n) the requalification period for the cylinders is 5 years; and

(o) the certificate holder reports, once per calendar year, a summary of cylinder performance experience to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.

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

SU 4237 (Ren. 12)

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

ContactPerson: Friedrich Schindler

Structural Composites Industries

a Worthington Cylinders Company

336 Enterprise Place

Pomona, CA 91768

U.S.A.

Telephone: 909-444-2512

Facsimile: 909-594-3939

E-mail: fxschind@worthingtonindustries.com

Explanatory Note

The cylinders have previously been manufactured under a permit granted pursuant to the Regulations for the Transportation of Dangerous Commodities by Rail. The applicant had demonstrated that the substitution of para-aramid fiber for Type-S fibreglass filament as described would result in a cylinder which could be used with equivalent safety to that of a TC-3FCM specification cylinder. The present certificate authorizes continued use of the cylinders under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, as amended. This certificate also authorizes an extension of the requalification period to 5 years for cylinders contained in a protective environment.

Legend for Certificate Number

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

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal


Equivalency Certificate

SU 4237 (Ren. 12)

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 a 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 cylinders. (section 32).



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Date modified:
2017-06-19