Aerosol containers and gas cartridges for transport of dangerous goods
1.1 Organization and content
This standard sets out the requirements for the design, manufacture, testing and inspection of non-refillable
containers with a capacity of not more than 1 L and their selection and use for the handling, offering for transport
and transport of UN1950, aerosols and UN2037, gas cartridges, in Canada.
This standard consists of six main sets of requirements.
Sections 1 through 3 specify general requirements, normative references and definitions.
Sections 4 and 5 specify the requirements for the design, manufacture, testing and marking of TC specification
aerosol containers and gas cartridges for use in Canada.
Section 6 specifies the quality management system requirements for manufacturers and fillers of aerosol containers
and gas cartridges.
Section 7 specifies the Transport Canada registration requirements for manufacturers of TC specification aerosol
containers and gas cartridges.
Section 8 specifies the requirements for the selection and use of aerosol containers and gas cartridges in Canada.
Section 9 specifies the requirements for the transport of containers intended for disposal or recycling.
The standard applies to aerosol containers and gas cartridges with a capacity equal to or less than 1 L and an inside
diameter equal to or less than 76 mm.
1.3 Additional requirements
Pressures of all kinds relating to containers (such as test pressure, internal pressure, pressure-relief device set-todischarge
pressure) are indicated in gauge pressure unless specifically noted otherwise.
1.4 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations prevalence
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDG Act), and the TDG Regulations may call for additional
requirements regarding the design, manufacture, selection, use, and testing of aerosol containers and gas
cartridges. Where there is an inconsistency between the requirements of this standard and those of the TDG Act or
TDG Regulations, the Act or Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
The testing and evaluation of a product against this standard may require the use of materials and/or equipment
that could be hazardous. This document does not purport to address all the safety aspects associated with its use.
Anyone using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate authorities and to establish appropriate
health and safety practices in conjunction with any requirements prior to its use.
Quantities and dimensions used in this standard are given in metric units.
Dangerous goods are classified in accordance with Part 2, Classification, of the TDG Regulations and the appropriate
shipping names and corresponding particulars (UN number, classification and packing group, as applicable) selected
from Schedule 1 of the TDG Regulations.