Transportation of Dangerous Goods Research Symposium

Our Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate will hold a symposium to consult stakeholders on TDG research ideas and to help identify gaps in current TDG research.

Details

Dates and times
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8:00 am to 3:15 pm

Please note that times may change slightly.

Location
Infinity Convention Centre
2901 Gibford Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9

To register

Fill out and submit the symposium registration form.

Be sure to register early, as space to attend in person may be limited. An option is available to register for remote participation, with video live streaming and call-in capability for discussions.

We will provide information on special hotel rates with your registration confirmation. Please note that the cut-off date to make a reservation in these room blocks is January 26, 2019.

About the symposium

The goal is for presentations and discussions to explore innovative areas of research or to consider expanded scopes of on-going research, perhaps collaborating with or building on research with domestic and international partners.

Research results are applied to develop evidence-based recommendations supporting TDG program initiatives, including the TDG Regulations and associated technical standards, compliance and enforcement tools and activities, and emergency response processes.

We’re looking forward at short- to medium-term research priorities over the next 5 years. This symposium will give you an opportunity to provide feedback on our research ideas, and for us to gather ideas from you.

Agenda

Times below may be subject to slight changes.

Day 1 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Sign-in at registration desk

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Welcome, agenda overview, and safety briefing

Tracey Boicey, Director, Safety Research and Analysis

9:10 - 9:25 AM

Opening remarks

9:25 - 9:40 AM

Transport Canada TDG program, research, and symposium objectives

Benoit Turcotte, A/Director General, TDG

9:40 - 10:25 AM

Current Transport Canada TDG research program

Nathalie Péloquin, Chief, Scientific Research
Monica Blaney, Chief, Data Governance and Geographic Information Systems Analysis
Isabelle Roy, Chief, Risk Management

  • Questions at end, as time permits

10:25 - 10:45 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Topic 1: Large means of containment

Facilitators:

Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada
Nathalie Péloquin, Transport Canada

10:45 - 11:45 AM Presentations:

  • Flexible fabric tanks for the aerial transport of fuels – Nicholas Roy, Transport Canada
  • Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) portable tanks – Shaun Singh, Transport Canada
  • TankFax - vehicle history of dangerous goods highway tanks – Chris Nowak, Transport Canada
  • Dangerous goods by rail - research needs – Alison Butko, Transport Canada

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Discussion and brainstorming related to presentations and general topic area

12:15 - 1:15 PM

LUNCH

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Topic 2: Small means of containment

Facilitators:

Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada
Nathalie Péloquin, Transport Canada

1:15 - 2:15 PM Presentations:

  • Acoustic emission testing of cylinders and tubes of composite construction – Nicole Capela, Transport Canada
  • Evaluating CG-7 pressure relief device performance with respect to service life in excess of the mandated 10 year replacement interval – Jacco Bos, Budget Propane Corporation, on behalf of the Canadian Propane Association
  • Research gap proposal: incidents involving P620 packaging – Marianne Heisz and Kyna Caminiti, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Disposal of explosives packaging – Wali Sagaf, Transport Canada

2:15 - 2:45 PM Discussion and brainstorming related to presentations and general topic area

2:45 - 3:05 PM

BREAK

3:05 - 4:35 PM

Topic 3: Lithium batteries and other energy storage systems

Facilitators:

Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada
Nathalie Péloquin, Transport Canada

3:05 - 4:05 PM Presentations:

  • Smart package for safe lithium battery transportation – Khalid Fatih, National Research Council Canada
  • Lithium ion batteries in transport - hazard assessment and research needs – Kathleen Almand, National Fire Protection Association
  • Stranded energy within lithium-ion batteries – Dean MacNeil, National Research Council Canada
  • Hazard assessment and classification of lithium cells and batteries - United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Amira Sultan, Transport Canada

4:05 - 4:35 PM Discussion and brainstorming related to presentations and general topic area

4:35 - 4:40 PM

Closing remarks for day 1

Tracey Boicey, Director, Safety Research and Analysis

Day 2 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Sign-in at registration desk

8:30 - 8:35 AM

Day 2 overview and safety briefing

Tracey Boicey, Director, Safety Research and Analysis

8:35 - 9:50 AM

Topic 4: Tools for oversight or emergency response

Facilitators:

Nicolas Cadotte, Transport Canada
Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada

8:35 - 9:20 AM Presentations:

  • Emergency Response Guidebook - future enhancement projects – Suzon Larocque, Transport Canada
  • Vent and burn - staggered charge initiation and jacket penetration validation – Lee Nelson, Emergency Response Assistance Canada
  • Process to review emergency response assistance plan (ERAP) criteria and update the TDG Schedule I list – Jason Poulin, Transport Canada

9:20 - 9:50 AM Discussion and brainstorming related to presentations and general topic area

9:50 - 10:10 AM

BREAK

10:10 - 11:40 AM

Topic 5: Emerging issues and disruptive technologies

Facilitators:

Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada
Nathalie Péloquin, Transport Canada

10:10 - 11:10 AM Presentations:

  • Hydrogen vehicle fire safety – Cecilia Lam, National Research Council Canada
  • New Brunswick e-manifesting project – Michael Lewis, New Brunswick Department of Public Safety
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and collision mitigation – Joe Lynch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • A security credential management system for connected vehicles - applications for the transportation of dangerous goods – Matthew Krech, Transport Canada

11:10 - 11:40 AM Discussion and brainstorming related to presentations and general topic area

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

LUNCH

12:40 - 2:10 PM

Topic 6: Risk assessment and risk analysis

Facilitators:

Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada
Isabelle Roy, Transport Canada

12:40 - 1:40 PM Presentations:

  • Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) decision-support model for crude oil shipments in Canada – Chris Bachmann, University of Waterloo
  • Prioritizing inspection sites by risk - the need for better frequency and volume data for dangerous goods – Carolyn Ramsum, Transport Canada
  • Collaboration for TDG data standardization and use – Eric Séguin, CPCS Transcom Limited
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)-based risk analysis on transportation of dangerous goods – Priti Zachariah and Ethan Howieson, Transport Canada

1:40 - 2:10 PM Discussion and brainstorming related to presentations and general topic area

2:10 - 2:25 PM

BREAK

2:25 - 3:05 PM

Discussion and brainstorming on other research topics from audience

Facilitators:

Barbara Di Bacco, Transport Canada
Nathalie Péloquin, Transport Canada

3:05 - 3:15 PM

Path forward and concluding remarks

Tracey Boicey, Director, Safety Research and Analysis

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email us:
TC.TDGResearchSymposium-SymposiumderechercheTMD.TC@tc.gc.ca

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