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Transport Dangerous
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Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 5603 (Ren. 4)

Certificate Holder: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: January 29, 2015

Expiry Date: January 31, 2020

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation, 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 cargo 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)(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) subject to conditions (b) to (f) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3ANM 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, cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B340-08, are complied with;

(b) the cylinders are used for hydocarbon well sampling services only;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5603 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(c) subject to condition (d) of this certificate, the cylinders contain only the following dangerous goods;

PIN Dangerous Goods

UN1053 HYDROGEN SULPHIDE UN1075 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES, or

PETROLEUM GASES LIQUEFIED UN1953 COMPRESSES GAS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. UN1964 HYDROCARBON GAS MIXTURE, COMPRESSED, N.O.S.

UN1965 HYDROCARBON GAS MIXTURE, LIQUEFIED, N.O.S.

UN3161 LIQUEFIED GAS, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S.

(d) cylinders filled with UN1953, COMPRESSED GAS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S., or UN1053, HYDROGEN SULPHIDE, are not transported by aircraft;

(e) despite the requirements of Clause 4.3.1 of CSA B340-08, the cylinders are not equipped with pressure-relief devices. However, when subjected to the fire test, the cylinders start to vent due to seal failure at a pressure not exceeding 230 MPa and do not rupture;

(f) for transportation, each cylinder is packed in a strong outside packaging in accordance with drawing number DH708301 Rev. AA, filed by Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation with Transport Canada's Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate;

Manufacture and Requalification

(g) the cylinders are manufactured by Knust-SBS, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., in accordance with the procedures, specifications, and drawings submitted by Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation with Transport Canada's Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate for model MPSR, part number H433947 F, rev AR, as revised in the supplemental information filed on April 17, 2007, and for model MPSR, part number 100501648D, rev AD;

(h) subject to conditions (i) to (v) of this certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3ANM 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;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5603 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(i) the cylinders are hydrocarbon well sampling cylinders, consisting of seamless tubing threaded at both ends and capped with machined heads. Each cylinder has two chambers separated by a floating piston;

(j) despite the requirements in Clause 5.1.2 of CSA B339-08, the cylinders have a service pressure of 138.0 MPa and a nominal water capacity of 450 ml;

(k) despite the requirements of Clause 5.2.3 of CSA B339-08, the cylinder components are made from Inconel 718, Titanium Beta-C, and Monel K-500, for model MPSR, part number H433947 F, rev AR, or MP35N Toughmet and Titanium Beta-C model MPSR, part number 100501648D rev AD, and are in accordance with the Schlumberger Oilfield Services' Material Specifications on file with Transport Canada's Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, and meet the requirements of International Standard NACE MR0175/ISO15156, "Petroleum and natural gas industries - Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production", published in 2009. The components may be subjected to a passivation surface treatment in accordance with Schlumberger Oilfield Services' specification No. 100251381;

(l) the cylinders have a minimum design wall thickness of 8.23 mm, and the maximum wall stress of 103 MPa, specified in Clause 5.3.1(a)(iv) of

CSA B339-08, does not apply;

(m) despite the requirements of Clause 4.3.5 of CSA B339-08, the shear strength of the threads is at least four times the shear stress at the test pressure of the cylinders, and the threads do not fail before the cylinder ruptures;

(n) despite the requirements of Clause 5.7 of CSA B339-08, heat treatment of the completed cylinder is not required. However, the heat treatment of the purchased stock material must conform to Engineering Specifications SH400198-D for Inconel 718 and 100067004-AD for MP35N, as filed by Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5603 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(o) despite the requirements of Clause 5.8 of CSA B339-08, a tensile test is not required for each lot of cylinders, provided that it is performed on a sample taken from each 3.05-metre (10-foot) or 6.10-metre (20-foot) bar stock of:

(i) Inconel 718 and the minimum tensile strength is 1 207 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 862 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 20% for a Type D specimen;

(ii) Titanium Beta-C and the minimum tensile strength is 1 207 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 1 138 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 5% for a Type D specimen;

(iii) Monel K-500 and the minimum tensile strength is 965 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 689 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 17% for a Type D specimen;

(iv) MP35N and the minimum tensile strength is 1 310 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 1 241 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 10% for a Type A specimen; and

(v) Toughmet and the minimum tensile strength is 1 310 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 1 241 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 10% for a Type A specimen;

(p) despite the requirements of Clause 5.9 of CSA B339-08, a flattening test is not required on a representative cylinder;

(q) despite Clause 4.14.5 of CSA-B339-08, for qualification of a new design, cylinders are hydrostatically tested to at least 2.5 times the service pressure and do not burst;

(r) the markings are etched on the sidewall of the cylinders and are at least 4.75 mm (3/16 inch) in height;

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

TC-SU 5603-

followed by the service pressure expressed in bar;

(t) the documents referred to in Clause 4.19 of CSA B339-08 are retained by the manufacturer and by the Independent Inspector, as defined in

CSA B339-08, for 25 years;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5603 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(u) the provisions of Clause 24.2.1.6 of CSA B339-08 do not apply and, the requalification period for the cylinders is five years; and

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

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation, pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation's registered mark, pursuant to CSA B339-08, is:

M4423

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 5603 (Ren. 4)

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

ContactPerson: Tamer Shoukry

MDT Program Manager

Houston Pressure & Sampling Center

150 Gillingham Lane, MD(2)

Sugar Land, TX 77478

USA

Telephone: 281-285-5605

Facsimile: 281-285-4004

E-mail: TShoukry@slb.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the manufacture and use of hydrocarbon well sampling cylinders designed for use in the oil and gas industry. The certificate holder has demonstrated that when manufactured under the conditions stipulated herein, the cylinder could 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 5603 (Ren. 4)

NOTE

Under Canadian Law, a foreign manufacturer of non-specification means of containment 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