June 2003 (French)
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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.
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.
A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
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
For more information on matters pertaining to CAN/CSA-B339, contact a Transport Canada means of containment specialist by fax at 613-993-5925 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the text "Cylinders" in the subject line.
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.
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").
Search the TDG database for cylinder manufacturers registered with Transport Canada to manufacture cylinders in accordance with CAN/CSA-B339.
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.
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