TP14877

Currently in force:
TP14877

Date published:
December 2013

Amendments in force
None

Previous version:
CAN/CGSB-43.147-2005 as amended in July 2008

Upcoming edition / amendment:

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?

Where can I find a list of tank car facilities registered by Transport Canada?

Where can I obtain more information?

What is the scope of the standard?

The TP14877 standard sets out the requirements for the handling, offering for transport, and transporting of dangerous goods by rail in Canada.  It includes:

  • requirements for the construction and modification of tank cars and ton containers;
  • requirements for the qualification and maintenance of tank cars and ton containers;
  • requirements for the selection, use, and handling of ton containers, portable tanks, tank cars, hopper cars, and other large containers or transport units used in the handling, offering for transport, or transporting of Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9 dangerous goods by rail; and
  • requirements for the movement of non-compliant containers.

Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?

Section 5.10 of the TDG Regulations specifies that a means of containment manufactured, selected and used in accordance with TP14877 is a permitted means of containment for the transport of Class 2 dangerous goods by railway vehicle, by road or by ship.

Section 5.14 of the TDG Regulations specifies that a means of containment manufactured, selected and used in accordance with TP14877 is a permitted means of containment for the transport of Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 by railway vehicle, by road or by ship.

Where can I find a list of tank car facilities registered by Transport Canada?

Tank car facilities are required to be registered by Transport Canada. Search our database for registered tank car facilities.

How do I obtain a copy of the standard?

A copy of this standard can be obtained from Transport Canada.

Where can I obtain more information?

For more information on matters pertaining to TP14877:

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

Technical inquiries:
tdgcontainers-tmdcontenants@tc.gc.ca.
Please include the text "Railway Tank Car" in the subject line.

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