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Certificate 5931

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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 5931 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: Ragasco AS

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: March 6, 2013

Expiry Date: November 30, 2016

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Ragasco AS 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)(i) and 5.10(1)(b)(i), paragraph 5.10(1)(c), subparagraph 5.10(1)(d)(i), and subsections 5.10(2) and 5.10(5) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to conditions (b) to (h) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC‑3FCM cylinders in National Standard of Canada CAN/CSA B340-02, "Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes, and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2", October 2002, as amended January 2004 and February 2005, cited in the rest of this certificate as CAN/CSA B340-02, are complied with;

(b) despite Clause 4.6.2 of CAN/CSA B340-02, each cylinder contains propane, Class 2.1, UN1978;

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CONDITIONS

(c) Clause 5.3.4.1 of CAN/CSA B340-02 does not apply except that the filling density is in accordance with Table 5.3 of CAN/CSA B340-02;

(d) cylinders that have been subjected to excessive heat or fire are not returned to service;

(e) not more than 15 years has elapsed since the original manufacturing test date for each cylinder;

(f) instead of the standards of inspection specified in Clause 5.1.3(c) of

CAN/CSA B340-02, the visual inspection requirements specified in

condition (q) of this certificate apply;

(g) despite Clause 5.1.4(b) of CAN/CSA B340-02, before being filled, cylinders due for requalification are requalified in accordance with the requirements specified in condition (q) of this certificate. Cylinders that do not meet the prefill inspection shall be rejected and not filled until the cause for rejection has been corrected;

(h) the packaging requirements specified in Clause 4.9 of CAN/CSA B340-02 do not apply;

Manufacture and Requalification

(i) the cylinders are manufactured at Raufoss Industry Park, Raufoss, Norway in accordance with the specific procedures, the design qualification test reports, and the cylinder designs corresponding to articles 111111, 110801, and 110701 in Table 1 of drawing number 0110262 filed by Ragasco AS with the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(j) subject to conditions (k) to (q) of this certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to fully wrapped composite cylinders with non-load-sharing non-metallic liners specified in ISO standard 11119-3, entitled "Gas cylinders of composite construction - Specification and test methods - Part 3: Fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders with non-load-sharing metallic or non-metallic liners", dated 2002, cited in the rest of this certificate as ISO 11119-3:2002;

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CONDITIONS

(k) inspections and verifications are in accordance with the requirements of ISO 11119-3:2002 and carried out by an Independent Inspector registered with Transport Canada in accordance with Clause 25.4 of National Standard of Canada CAN/CSA B339-02, "Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods", October 2002 as amended in November 2003 and February 2005, cited in the rest of the certificate as CAN/CSA B339‑02. In addition, the Independent Inspector:

(i) performs or witnesses the burst test, vacuum test, drop test, gunfire test, fire resistance test and torque test,

(ii) for each new cylinder design, prepares a report that includes, as a minimum, all information shown in Annex A of ISO 1119-3:2002, and

(iii) for each cylinder batch, prepares a report that includes, as a minimum, all information shown in Annex B of ISO 11119-3:2002. The reports are retained by the manufacturer and by the Independent Inspector for the service life of the cylinders;

(l) the proof pressure test specified in Clause 8.5.1 of ISO 11119-3:2002 is performed hydraulically or pneumatically. The test system components and test system accuracy verification comply with Compressed Gas Association Publication C-1-2006, "Methods for Hydrostatic Testing of Compressed Gas Cylinders"; dated 2006;

(m) the burst test specified in Clause 8.5.3 of ISO 11119-3:2002 is performed and the cylinder remains in one piece. Leakage through the boss fusion joint is permitted, provided that the pressure at failure is a least 4 times the design service pressure;

(n) the fire resistance test specified in Clause 8.5.11 of ISO 11119-3:2002 is performed on three cylinders, two in the vertical position and one in the horizontal position. Time-pressure readings are recorded at 30 second intervals from the start of the fire until venting is complete. Venting may occur through the pressure relief device or through the cylinder wall or other surfaces. The cylinder must not burst and must remain in one piece;

(o) the requirements specified in Clause 4.14 of CAN/CSA B339-02 apply;

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CONDITIONS

(p) each cylinder is permanently marked in accordance with Clause 4.17 of CAN/CSA B339-02, except the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation and the service pressure are replaced with "TC-SU 5931" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar. In addition to these marks, each cylinder must be permanently and legibly marked with:

(i) the text "Max Propane" followed by the maximum mass of propane (in kilograms) and the unit symbol "kg",

(ii) the letter "T" followed by the tare (in kilograms) and the unit symbol "kg",

(iii) the text "requalification required 5 years from date of manufacture / requalification requise 5 ans après la date de fabrication",

(iv) the text "cylinder service life expires 15 years from date of manufacture /durée de vie de la bouteille vient à échéance 15 ans après sa date de fabrication", and

(v) the size of the marks shall be not less than 6 mm in height except that the marks required by items (d) to (g) of Clause 4.17.2 of CAN/CSA B339-02 shall be not less than 3 mm in height;

(q) each cylinder is requalified at least every five years in accordance with the following conditions:

(i) the requalification is performed by a facility registered for requalifying cylinders by external visual inspection in accordance with Clause 25.3 of CAN/CSA B339-02,

(ii) an external visual inspection is conducted on the exposed composite areas in accordance with CGA Publication C‑6.2, entitled "Guidelines for Visual Reinspection and Requalification of Fiber Reinforced High Pressure Cylinders", dated December 2005. The inspection is conducted with the outer casing in place using a high intensity light. The maximum allowable depth of level 2 abrasions and cuts is 0.24 mm in the cylinder sidewall and 0.07 mm in the cylinder head provided that the maximum length of the defect is less than 50% of the external diameter of the cylinder and rework is performed,

(iii) a visual inspection is conducted on the outer casing in accordance with Appendix A of this certificate. The inspection is performed with the outer casing in place,

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(iv) removal or replacement of the outer casing is only performed by personnel authorized by the manufacturer,

(v) a requalification marking is applied in accordance with Clause 24.6.3 of CAN/CSA B339-02. The marking is applied on a label securely affixed to the exposed dome of the cylinder and overcoated with epoxy. Stamping of any part of the cylinder is prohibited, and

(vi) the requalification report is kept for the service life of the cylinder;

(r) 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; and

(s) before the expiry date of this certificate, the certificate holder reports a summary of the cylinder manufacturing and performance experience to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Ragasco AS, pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CAN/CSA B339-02, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Ragasco AS's registered mark, pursuant to CAN/CSA B339‑02, is:

M0407

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


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

Contact Person: Ola Johnsrud

Technical, Standards and Approvals Manager

Ragasco AS

P.O. Box 50, N-2831

RAUFOSS, Norway

Telephone: 47 61 15 29 23

Facsimile: 47 61 15 18 35

E-mail: ola.johnsrud@ragasco.com

Explanatory Note

The certificate holder has demonstrated that the manufacture of a cylinder in accordance with Standard ISO 11119-3:2002 and the conditions specified results in a cylinder which could be used with equivalent safety to that of a TC‑3FCM specification cylinder. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the manufacture and use of these cylinders under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Legend for Certificate Number

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

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal

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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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Appendix A

Outer Casing Inspection Criteria

Damage that affects the protective function of the casing is unacceptable. If

unacceptable damage is identified, the cylinder must be rejected or the casing removed from the cylinder and the cylinder inspected for damage in accordance with condition (q) of this certificate. If the cylinder is acceptable, a new casing may be installed.

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Figure 1: Acceptable outer casing damage caused by abrasion

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Appendix A

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Figures 2 and 3: Unacceptable outer casing damage

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Figure 4: Damage sustained from a horizontal drop, which is the most severe for this type of cylinder. If these marks are found in the cylindrical area or at the joint between the upper and lower casing, the cylinder must be rejected.

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Appendix A

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Figures 5 and 6: Unacceptable outer casing heat damage



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2016-05-13