CAN/CSA-B339

Currently in force:

CAN/CSA-B339-02

Date published:

October 2002 (English)
June 2003 (French)

Amendments in force:

November 2003 and February 2005 
(English and French)

Previous edition:

CAN/CSA-B339-96

Upcoming edition / amendment:

CSA-339-08



What is the scope of the standard?

Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?

How do I obtain a copy of the standard?

What version of the standard is currently adopted into the TDG Regulations?

Where can I obtain more information?

What is the scope of the standard?

CAN/CSA-B339 sets out the requirements for the manufacturing, inspection, testing, marking, requalification, reheat treatment, repair, and rebuilding of cylinders, spheres, and tubes (containers) for the transportation of dangerous goods.  It also sets out the requirements for new design qualification and registration.

Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?

Subsection 5.10(2) of the TDG Regulations specifies that cylinders and tubes for transport of dangerous goods in Class 2, manufactured starting January 1, 1993, must be manufactured in accordance with CAN/CSA-B339.  Cylinders and tubes manufactured before January 1, 1993 must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs 5.10(2)(b) or 5.10(2)(c) of the TDG Regulations.

How do I obtain a copy of the standard?

A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

What version of the standard is currently prescribed by the TDG Regulations?

In many cases a new edition or an amendment to a standard may have been published but not (yet) prescribed by the TDG Regulations.  Nonetheless, the version of a standard prescribed by the regulations in paragraph 1.3.1 is the one legally in force

Where can I obtain more information?

For more information on matters pertaining to CAN/CSA B339:

Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
1-855-298-1520
MOCregister-Registrecontenant@tc.gc.ca

Technical inquiries:
dgcontainers-tmdcontenants@tc.gc.ca.
Please include the text "Cylinders" in the subject line.

Quick links

FAQ on Cylinders

The FAQ on Cylinders includes information on Transport Canada cylinder requirements including the registration requirements for cylinder manufacturing, registration requirements for cylinder requalification, and on the selection and use of cylinders and tubes for transport of dangerous goods in Class 2.

CAN/CSA-B340

Information on CAN/CSA-B340 (the national standard on "Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes, and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2").

Cylinder manufacturers

Search the TDG database for cylinder manufacturers registered with Transport Canada to manufacture cylinders in accordance with CAN/CSA-B339.

Cylinder requalifiers

Search the TDG database for cylinder requalifiers registered with Transport Canada in accordance with CAN/CSA-B339.

Independent inspectors for cylinder manufacture

Search the TDG database "Independent inspectors for cylinder manufacture" for inspectors registered with Transport Canada to provide in-plant inspection at cylinder manufacture in accordance with CAN/CSA-B339.

CTC special permits

Paragraph 5.10(2)(b) of the TDG Regulations allows cylinders manufactured until the end of 1992 in accordance with permits (CTC special permits) issued under the Canadian Transport Commission (CTC) “Regulations for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail” to continue in use to transport Class 2 dangerous goods in accordance with the terms of the respective CTC Permit.