List of Containers

Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes

Information on Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes (large and small containers) designed for compressed gas and intended to withstand an internal pressure greater than 275 kPa (absolute).

UN Cylinders, Tubes and MEGC’s

Information on UN Cylinders, Tubes and MEGC’s (new regulatory project for UN standardized large and small containers for compressed gas).  UN Cylinders and tubes are not currently recognized in the TDG Regulations and therfore they may only be used in Canada under a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety.  A project to develop standards for adoption in the TDG Regulations is underway.

UN Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)

Information on UN standardized portable containers that are rigid or flexible with a capacity equal to or less than 3000 L, and are designed for mechanical handling and loading into and onto a means of transport.  Includes mobile IBCs (slip tanks).  Does not include bags, boxes, drums and jerricans.

Infectious Substances Containers

Information on Infectious substances containers designed for Class 6.2 dangerous goods, including Type 1A (UN Standardized), Type 1B and Type 1C containers.

Railway Tank Cars

Information on Railway vehicles, other than hopper cars, to which a tank, other than a fuel tank that is required for the purpose of supplying fuel for propulsion of the railway vehicle, is permanently attached.

UN Standardized Small Containers for Liquids or Solids

Information on UN standardized bags, boxes, combination containers, composite containers, drums and jerricans with a capacity of no more than 400 kg or 450 L.

Tank Trucks or Tank Trailers (highway tanks)

Information on Road vehicles consisting of a large container (tank) that is attached to or forms  part of a truck or trailer and is designed to be loaded and unloaded without being removed from the vehicle.

TC Portable tanks

Information for TC Portable tanks (TC 11, TC 44, TC, DOT or CTC 51 and 60) containers designed for mechanical handling and loading into and onto a means of transport.

UN Portable Tanks (including tank containers)

Information for UN Portable Tanks (including tank containers) (new regulatory project) with a capacity greater than 3000 L for Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 dangerous goods, or tanks with a capacity greater than 450 L for Class 2 dangerous goods, designed primarily to be loaded onto a transport vehicle or ship. Highway tanks, railway tank cars, non-metallic tanks, gas cylinders and IBCs are not included in this definition.  UN Portable Tanks are not currently recognized in the TDG Regulations so they may only be used in Canada under a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety.  A project to develop standards for adoption in the TDG Regualtions is underway.

Aerosol Containers

Information on aerosol containers for compressed gas equipped with a self-reclosing release valve.  Aerosol containers may be used to contain powder, liquid, or paste along with the compressed gas.

Ton Containers

Information on Ton containers (tonners) (TC, DOT or CTC specification 110A and 106A) that are cylindrical in shape and have any openings located only at the container ends.