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Transport Dangerous
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Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 5605 (Ren. 7)

Certificate Holder: Rosharon Testing and Subsea Centre of Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: June 29, 2016

Expiry Date: May 31, 2020

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Rosharon Testing and Subsea Centre 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 in Canada, by road or railway vehicle, by cargo aircraft or by ship, cylinders in a manner that does not comply with subsections 5.1(1) and (2), section 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) to (e) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3ASM cylinders in CSA 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;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5605 (Ren. 7)

CONDITIONS

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

PIN DANGEROUS GOODS

UN1053 HYDROGEN SULPHIDE

UN1066 NITROGEN, COMPRESSED

UN1075 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES, or PETROLEUM GASES,

LIQUEFIED

UN1953 Compressed gas, toxic, flammable, n.o.s.

UN1954 Compressed gas, 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.

(c) cylinders filled with UN1953, Compressed gas, toxic, flammable, n.o.s., or UN1053, HYDROGEN SULPHIDE, are not transported by aircraft;

(d) 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 a fire test in accordance with CGA Publication C-14-2005, "Procedures for Fire Testing of DOT Cylinder Pressure Relief Device Systems", Fourth Edition, published by the Compressed Gas Association, Inc., the cylinders start to vent due to seal failure at a pressure not exceeding 172 MPa and do not rupture;

(e) after each fill, each cylinder is disassembled and visually inspected for scratches, dents, and gouges in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance, inspection, and cleaning. Any cylinder with damage to its shell that reduces the wall thickness to less than the minimum design wall thickness is condemned;

Manufacture and Requalification

(f) the cylinders are manufactured in accordance with the procedures, calculations, and drawing numbers 000-2137, 000-2138, or 100776761, filed with the Director, Regulatory Affairs, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada by the certificate holder;

(g) subject to conditions (h) to (t) of this certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3ASM 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;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5605 (Ren. 7)

CONDITIONS

(h) the cylinders are hydrocarbon well sampling cylinders, manufactured from solid bar stock, with screwed ends and an internal piston assembly;

(i) the cylinders have a service pressure of 103.4 MPa, a maximum water capacity of 850 ml, and an outside diameter of 82.55 mm;

(j) the cylinder shells are manufactured from Armco 17-4-PH (UNS S17400) stainless steel complying with the certificate holder's material purchasing specification 10021899 or from INCONEL 725 (UNS N07725) alloy steel complying with the certificate holders' material purchasing specification 100679287. In addition, the material complies with the requirements of International Standard NACE MR0175/ISO 15156, "Petroleum and natural gas industries - Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production", published in 2009;

(k) despite the requirements of Clause 5.7 of CSA B339-08, the completed cylinders are not heat-treated;

(l) subject to conditions (m) and (n) of this certificate and despite the requirements of Clause 5.8.1 of CSA B339-08, a tensile test is not required for each lot of completed cylinders provided that the tensile properties are determined from a sample taken from each heat of Armco 17-4 PH and INCONEL 725 bar material representing each lot of 200 cylinders or less;

(m) for Armco 17-4PH (UNS S17400) stainless steel, the minimum tensile strength is 931 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 724 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 20% for a Type D specimen;

(n) for INCONEL 725 (UNS N07725) alloy steel, the minimum tensile strength is 1034 MPa, the minimum yield strength is 827.4 MPa, and the minimum elongation is 20% for a Type D specimen;

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


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 5605 (Ren. 7)

CONDITIONS

(p) each cylinder is proof pressure tested with water at a test pressure

of 1.5 times the service pressure (155.1 MPa). The test pressure is held for

10 minutes, and the cylinder shows no defect or leak. Cylinders that fail the test are rejected;

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

TC-SU 5605-

followed by the service pressure expressed in bar;

(r) the requalification period for the cylinders is five years;

(s) despite Clause 24.2.1.6 of CSA B339-08, each cylinder is requalified by Rosharon Testing and Subsea Centre of Schlumberger Technology Corporation at Schlumberger Rosharon Campus, 14910 Airline Road, Rosharon, Texas, USA or EAF Woodlands Recertification Center of Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc at Woodlands Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen, UK, in accordance with the requirements in Clause 24 of CSA B339-08, by:

(i) a hydrostatic retest with volumetric expansion measurement, or

(ii) proof pressure retesting with water at the test pressure. The test pressure is held for 10 minutes, and the cylinder shows no defect or leak;

(t) the requalification procedure symbol for the proof pressure retest is "D"; and

(u) 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 5605 (Ren. 7)

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Rosharon Testing and Subsea Centre of Schlumberger Technology Corporation, pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Rosharon Testing and Subsea Centre of Schlumberger Technology Corporation's registered mark, pursuant to CSA B339-08, is:

M6323

Cylinders manufactured prior to 1 August 2015 by Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc are marked with the registered mark M9901.

This Equivalency Certificate also serves as the registration of EAF Woodlands Recertification Center of Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc, pursuant to Clause 25.3 of CSA B339-08, to requalify cylinders of the designs specified herein. EAF Woodlands Recertification Center of Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc's registered mark, pursuant to CSA B339-08, is:

697

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 5605 (Ren. 7)

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

Contact Person: Robert Szwarc

RSA Sustaining Team Leader

Schlumberger Rosharon Campus

14910 Airline Road

Rosharon TX 77583

USA

Telephone: 281-285-5783

Facsimile:

E-mail: rszwarc@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 5605 (Ren. 7)

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