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Certificate 9934

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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

Certificate No.: SU 9934 (Ren. 1)

Certificate Holder: Fike Corporation

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: December 17, 2013

Expiry Date: January 31, 2019


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Fike 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, or by ship on a domestic voyage, cylinders in a manner that does not comply with subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) subject to conditions (b) and (c) of this certificate, the cylinders are manufactured by the certificate holder in compliance with the requirements for specification designation TC-4BM, TC-4BAM or TC-4BWM set out in 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;

Equivalency Certificate

SU 9934 (Ren. 1)


(b) the steel used to manufacture the cylinders is semi-killed or killed carbon steel, or high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel of uniform, and weldable quality conforming to Table 12.1 of CAN/CSA B339-02, except that the maximum limit for manganese is 1.40% for compositions having a maximum carbon content
of 0.15%; and

(c) each cylinder is manufactured in accordance with a design included on the Certificate of Registration issued to the certificate holder pursuant to Clause 25 of CAN/CSA B339-02.

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.


Permits and Approvals Division

Equivalency Certificate

SU 9934 (Ren. 1)

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

Contact Person: Robert D. Osbourne

Sr. Quality Engineering Specialist

ASME NQA-1 Lead Nuclear Auditor

Global Trade Compliance Program Lead Auditor

Fike Corporation

704 South 10th Street

Blue Springs MO 64015


Telephone: 816-655-4664

Fax: 816-229-5082


Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the use of TC-4BM, TC-4BAM, and

TC-4BWM cylinders manufactured using steel of a different chemical composition than the one prescribed by CAN/CSA B339-02. The use of this alternative steel chemistry is authorized in the 2008 edition of CSA Standard B339 to be adopted in a future amendment to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The certificate holder has demonstrated that when designed and manufactured under the conditions stipulated herein, the containers 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

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