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Certificate 9941

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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

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 9941 (Ren. 4)

Certificate Holder: Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Marine

Issue Date: July 10, 2015

Expiry Date: March 31, 2019

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd., 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 cargo aircraft, or by ship, cylinders in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(c)(ii), 5.10(1)(d)(iii), and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to condition (b) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to specification TC-3ALM 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, are complied with;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9941 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(b) cylinder valves are permanently and legibly marked with the identification of the thread using the code system specified in CGA TB-16, Recommended Coding System for Threaded Cylinder Outlets and Threaded Valve Inlets, 2010, published by the Compressed Gas Association Inc. (e.g., 25P or 25E) or the complete thread designation (e.g., M25 x 2 or 25,8 ISO 11363, respectively). The marking on the valves shall match the thread identification marked on the cylinders. The thread identification shall be visible after the valves are installed in the cylinders;

Manufacture and Requalification

(c) the cylinders are manufactured at Private Road #2, Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottingham, England, in accordance with the specific designs, procedures, and with part numbers 957/1/K-B, P3294BY, P3315BY, P3306BY, P3316BY, P3377BY, and PP010BYI filed by Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd., with the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate;

(d) subject to conditions (e) to (g) of this certificate, the cylinders are in conformity with the applicable requirements for specification TC-3ALM set out in CSA Standard B339-08, "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, and cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B339-08;

(e) despite the requirements of Clause 4.3.3 of CSA B339-08, taper threads comply with one of the following:

(i) threads in accordance with the requirements of International Standard

ISO 11363-1:2010, Gas Cylinders - 17E and 25E taper thread for connection of valves to gas cylinders - Part 1: Specifications, or

(ii) threads in accordance with the requirements of Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) B 8246:2004, Valves for high pressure gas cylinders,

provided the strength is not less than that specified for American Standard Pipe Threads (NPT) in accordance with the requirements of US Federal Standard

US-FED-STD-H28, "Screw-Thread Standards for Federal Services";

(f) despite the requirements of Clause 4.3.4 of CSA B339-08, straight threads comply with International Standard ISO 15245-1:2001, Gas Cylinders - Parallel threads for connection of valves to gas cylinders - Part 1: Specification,provided that the requirements of Clause 4.3.5 of CSA B339-08 are met;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9941 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(g) each cylinder is permanently marked in accordance with Clause 4.18 of

CSA B339-08, except that

(i) for cylinders manufactured prior to 1 May 2015, the Transport Canada mark, the specification designation and the service pressure are replaced with "TC-SU 9941" followed by the service pressure expressed in bar, and

(ii) each cylinder shall be permanently and legibly marked with the identification of the thread using the code system specified in CGA TB-16, Recommended Coding System for Threaded Cylinder Outlets and Threaded Valve Inlets, 2010, published by the Compressed Gas Association Inc. (e.g., 25P or 25E) or the complete thread designation (e.g., M25 x 2 or 25,8 ISO 11363, respectively);

(h) 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.

This Equivalency Certificate serves as the registration of Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd., pursuant to Clause 25.2 of CSA B339-08, to manufacture cylinders of the designs specified herein. Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd.'s, registered mark, pursuant to CSA-B339-08, is:

M9905

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

____________________________

Benoit Turcotte

Director

Regulatory Affairs Branch


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9941 (Ren. 4)

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

Contact Person: Simon Nicholson

Senior Design Engineer

Luxfer Gas Cylinder Ltd.

Colwick, Nottingham

England NG42BH

Telephone: 0044 115 980 3814

Facsimile: 0044 115 980 3899

E-mail: simon.nicholson@luxfer.net

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the manufacture and use of aluminum-alloy gas cylinders based on Specification TC-3ALM with internal threads other than those in accordance with North American standards as prescribed in

CSA B339. The alternative threads are internationally recognized as being suitable for use in gas cylinders of the designs specified herein. An equivalent level of safety is maintained by requiring that both the thread designation and the Equivalency Certificate number be permanently marked on each cylinder.

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 9941 (Ren. 4)

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