With Transport Canada’s recent interpretation change with respect to filling propane cylinders, FSN has developed a Propane Filler Checklist to assist them with understanding this change. Below we have outlined the requirements for filling cylinders, transporting them and some additional TDG requirements.
- If you are filling (“handling”) or “offering for transport” cylinders that have a capacity less than 46 litres ( 40# cylinder or smaller), you are required to have a valid Record of Training (ROT) for filling (TSSA’s – PPO3) but do not require a TDG certificate. This is allowed under the TDG 150 Kg Exemption.
- If you are filling cylinders that have a capacity greater than 46 litres (larger than a 40# cylinder), you must have a valid ROT plus a TDG certificate for Class 2 products and be able to produce it if asked by an inspector.
- Under the 150 Kg Exemption, customers may transport cylinders without having TDG license as long as each cylinder is smaller than 46L capacity and the total weight of the cylinders is less than 150 Kg.
- Without having a TDG certificate, customers may “transport” up to 5 propane cylinders that are 100# cylinders or smaller as long as they are transported upright, secured , ventilated and the TDG labels can be seen from the outside of the vehicle. This is allowed under the Class 2 Gases in Small Means of Containment Exemption. For more than 5 cylinders, they must have a TDG license, the appropriate documentation and safety marks.
- TDG certificates must be issued by the employer and are valid for 3 years
- Propane (UN 1978) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) (UN 1075) are both Class 2, Division 1 or Class 2.1
- All propane cylinders must have a TDG shoulder label or have the TDG identification on the cylinder sleeve
- Any propane leak that may pose a danger to the public must be reported to the police immediately. It must also be reported to your employer and if a vehicle is involved, to the owner of the vehicle
- Any lost or stolen propane must be reported to Canutec (613-966-6666)