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CAN/CGSB-43.146 sets out the requirements for design and manufacture of UN standardized intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a capacity less than or equal to 3000 L and their selction and use for transport of dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.
Section 5.6 of the TDG Regulations specifies that an IBC manufactured in Canada is a UN Standardized Means of Containement if it is in compliance with sections 2 to 11 of CAN/CGSB-43.146.
Section 5.12(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized small means of containment selected and used in accordance with sections 2, 3, 12 and 13 of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 by any mode of transport.
Section 5.14 of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized large means of containment selected and used in accordance with sections 2, 3, 12 and 13 of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the pemitted container types for transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 by road, rail or ship.
A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Canadian General Standards Board.
For more information on matters pertaining to CAN/CGSB-43.146:
Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.
Please include the text "IBCs" in the subject line.
FAQ on UN IBCs
The FAQ on UN IBCs includes questions on the design and construction requirements, selection and use requirements, Transport Canada design registration program, and Transport Canada leak test and inspection registration program.
UN Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) vendors
This list of IBC vendors is provided for convenience only. IBC vendors are not required to be registered nor approved by Transport Canada unless they also perform functions such as manufacturing, assembly or retesting for which registration is a requirement. This list is not exhaustive and does not imply any endorsement by Transport Canada. If you are a vendor of IBCs and wish to be included on this list, or if you find inaccuracies in the list, please contact us.
IBCs requalifiers (periodic leak test and inspection)
Search the TDG database of facilities registered to leak test and inspect IBCS in accordance with the requirements of CAN/CGSB-43.146.
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