This is the first edition of CSA B341, UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods.
This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, initial inspection and testing, marking, periodic inspection and testing, and repair of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) for the transport of dangerous goods. Annex A specifies the regulatory requirements for the conformity assessment system and registration requirements for manufacturers and inspection bodies. Annex B specifies the regulatory requirements for the conformity assessment system and registration requirements for periodic inspection and test bodies and for repair facilities. Annex C specifies the design approval process for multiple-element gas containers. Tables 1 to 6 provide information on the UN pressure receptacles covered by this Standard.
Note: It should be noted that compliance with the provisions of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and the Regulations thereto may call for additional requirements due to particular characteristics or properties of individual dangerous goods.
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