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Certificate 9215

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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
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 9215 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: Air Liquide Canada Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: November 4, 2016

Expiry Date: November 30, 2021


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Air Liquide Canada Inc., to handle, offer for transport, or transport in Canada, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, or transport in Canada, on behalf of the certificate holder, by road or railway vehicle, by aircraft or by ship on a domestic voyage, cylinders in a manner that does not comply with 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 (e), each cylinder is selected, used, and manufactured in accordance with the following Equivalency Certificates or Special Permit issued by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate of Transport Canada: SU 9940, SU 4552, or SP3263-M15C;

(b) in addition to the requirements of the Permit or Certificates specified in condition (a), the cylinders are manufactured in accordance with the certificate holder's purchase specification SP-C5, entitled North American Specification for 50 L, 310 bar Cylinder (XPR), filed with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9215 (Ren. 3)


(c) the service pressure of each cylinder is 310 bar and the nominal water capacity of each cylinder is 50 L;

(d) each cylinder is owned by the certificate holder and is marked with the letters "ALS";

(e) subject to conditions (f) to (j) of this certificate, the requalification period for each cylinder or a bundle of such cylinders is 10 years provided that the cylinder or each cylinder within the bundle complies with items (a) to (g) of Clause of 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;

(f) the water capacity of a each cylinder shall not exceed 57 L;

(g) despite item (a) of Clause of CSA B339-08, if the cylinder is in a bank, group, or rack and is not in a bundle, it is removed from the bank, group, or rack each time it is filled;

(h) for the purpose of this Equivalency Certificate, a bundle is defined as an assembly of cylinders fastened together, interconnected by a manifold, and transported as a unit within a frame;

(i) item (c) of Clause of CSA B339-08 does not apply; and

(j) the requirements of Clauses and of CSA B339-08 apply.

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.


Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9215 (Ren. 3)

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

Contact Person: Nancy Brochu

Manager, Industrial Risk Management, Cylinder Operations

Air Liquide Canada Inc.

1250 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

Suite 1700

Montreal, QC H3B 5E6

Telephone: 514-846-7736

Facsimile: 514-846-3930


Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the use of certain high-strength seamless steel cylinders as specified herein with a 10-year requalification period. The 10‑year requalification period is applicable only to cylinders used for dry gases and mixtures, and for gases that do not cause hydrogen embrittlement of the steel, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the 2014 edition of CSA Standard B339, as they apply to specification TC-3AAM cylinders. The certificate holder has demonstrated that the cylinders could be used with an equivalent level of safety.

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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