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Certificate 9686

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Transport
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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
Transports
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Sécurité et sûreté

Direction générale du
transport des marchandises dangereuses
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Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0N5

Equivalency Certificate

Certificate No.: SU 9686 (Ren. 6)

Certificate Holder: Structural Composites Industries,

a Worthington Cylinders Company

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: April 3, 2013

Expiry Date: September 30, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Structural Composites Industries, a Worthington Cylinders Company, 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, 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)(i), 5.10(1)(b)(i), and 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 (h) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to Specification TC‑3CCM 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;


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(b) each cylinder contains one of the following dangerous goods, as specified in the design qualification test reports:

Dangerous Goods PIN

Air, compressed with not more than UN1002

23.5 per cent oxygen, by volume

Argon, compressed UN1006

CARBON MONOXIDE, COMPRESSED UN1016

Helium, compressed UN1046

Hydrogen, compressed UN1049

KRYPTON, COMPRESSED UN1056

NEON, COMPRESSED UN1065

Nitrogen, compressed UN1066

NITROUS OXIDE UN1070

Oxygen, compressed UN1072

SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE UN1080

COMPRESSED GAS, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. UN1954

COMPRESSED GAS, N.O.S. UN1956

METHANE, COMPRESSED; or NATURAL GAS, UN1971

COMPRESSED with high methane content

XENON, COMPRESSED UN2036

CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROGEN UN2600

MIXTURE, COMPRESSED

Compressed gas, oxidizing, n.o.s. UN3156

(c) cylinders that have been subjected to fire are not returned to service;

(d) cylinders involved in an accident or collision are subjected to requalification before being returned to service;

(e) the cylinders are manifolded in accordance with Clause 4.4 of

CSA B340-08 and permanently mounted within a high strength structural framework that safely secures the cylinders, components, and manifolding. The frame is:

(i) designed to secure the cylinders while withstanding a static force of eight times the weight of the assembly, in the three principal axes, applied individually,

(ii) designed to secure the cylinders while withstanding a static force of seven times the weight of the assembly longitudinally, three times the weight of the assembly laterally and three times the weight of the assembly vertically, applied simultaneously,

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(iii) designed in such a manner that no cylinder or component extends beyond the envelope defined by the frame,

(iv) designed to protect the cylinders from localized impact and from road debris through adequate shielding, and

(v) inspected for damage and permanent deflection of framing members at time of cylinder requalification or when there is cause to believe that the framing members may have sustained damage such as damage resulting from a vehicle accident or exposure to corrosive materials. Any damaged framing member that is found non-compliant with the conditions of this certificate or the frame manufacturer's specifications is restored to a compliant condition by repair or replacement;

(f) the requirements of Clause 4.5 of CSA B340-08 are complied with;

(g) no more than 15 years has elapsed since the original manufacturing test date for each cylinder;

(h) when used in nitrous oxide service, the cylinders comply with Clause 4.6.1.1 of CSA B340-08;

Manufacture and Requalification

(i) the cylinders are manufactured at 336 Enterprise Place, Pomona, CA, U.S.A., in accordance with the specific procedures, the design qualification test report, and model number ALT 962, ALT 962L, ALT 881DK, or ALT 881DKL filed by Structural Composites Industries, a Worthington Cylinders Companywith the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(j) subject to conditions (k) to (u) of this certificate, the cylinders are in compliance with the requirements applicable to Specification TC-3CCM 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;

(k) the requirement for the maximum water capacity of 91 L as specified in Clause 9.1.3 of CSA B339-08 does not apply and the water capacity of the cylinders shall be in accordance with the applicable cylinder design specified in condition (i);

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(l) the requirement for the maximum service pressure of 34.5 MPa in Clause 9.1.3 of CSA B339-08 does not apply and the service pressure of the cylinders shall be in accordance with the applicable cylinder design specified in

condition (i);

(m) despite Clause 9.9.1 of CSA B339-08, the specimens are cut from a test ring that has been heat-treated in the same furnace load as the liners it represents. The test ring is of the same nominal diameter and thickness as the liners it represents and is taken from a heat of aluminum tubing material that is represented in the load. The ring is at least 60 cm long and has its ends covered during the heat-treatment process;

(n) in relation to the design qualification test requirements specified in

Clause 9.13 of CSA B339-08:

(i) it is not required that each test cylinder be subjected to a vertical bonfire test, as specified in Clause 9.13.7 of CSA B339-08. However, at least two cylinders, representative of each new design, are subjected to the horizontal bonfire test except that the fire for tests is generated by propane and the cylinders may vent through the pressure-relief device and the cylinder-to-valve connection,

(ii) the drop test required by Clause 9.13.8 of CSA B339-08 does not apply provided that at least one cylinder representative of each new design is subjected to a drop test in accordance with clause 8.5.8 of International Standard ISO 11119-2:2002(E), "Gas Cylinders of composite construction -Specifications and test methods - Part 2: Fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders with load-sharing metal liners",

(iii) the representative cylinder that is subjected to the gunfire test prescribed

in Clause 9.13.6 of CSA B339-08 may be impacted by a 12.7 mm calibre armour-piercing projectile;

(o) the reports are retained by the manufacturer and by the independent inspector for the service life of the cylinders;


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(p) the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation, and the service pressure marked on each cylinder is, "TC-SU 9686" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar;

(q) each cylinder is marked "DO NOT USE AFTER MM/YYYY", where "MM" is the month and "YYYY" is the year representing the service life limitation of the cylinder which does not exceed 15 years from the original manufacturing test date;

(r) the requalification period is 5 years;

(s) despite section 10 of CGA Publication C-6.2, the acceptance criteria for level 2 cuts and abrasions in the fibre are:

(i) for depth: is not to penetrate completely through the outer glass fibre layers, such that the carbon fibre has been exposed, cut or abraded. The maximum measurable depth is 0.889 mm for cylinder diameters up to 190.5 mm and is 1.143 mm for cylinder diameters greater than 190.5 mm,

(ii) for length: is not to exceed 20% of the full straight sidewall length of the cylinder. The straight sidewall length is measured between those two points where ends begin to curve;

(t) 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

(u) prior to applying for renewal 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.


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CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Structural Composites Industries, a Worthington Cylinders Company pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Structural Composites Industries, a Worthington Cylinders Company's registered mark pursuant to CSA B339-08 is:

ALT

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: 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

This Equivalency Certificate allows for the manufacture and use of fully-wrapped carbon-fibre reinforced aluminum-lined cylinders which are manifolded and permanently mounted within a protective framework for the transport of compressed gases. Aside from certain exceptions provided by this Equivalency Certificate, the cylinders comply with the TC-3CCM specification, a new cylinder specification authorized by the 2008 edition of CSA Standard B339.

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 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