Weights and Measures Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1605)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Use of Measures

 A measure shall rest on a level surface when the correctness of filling is being determined by the user.

 Measures shall be used in a manner that will prevent dents or other damage thereto that would cause a change in capacity.

 Measures for liquids shall be permitted to drain for sufficient time to ensure that the liquid delivered is not less than the indicated volume by more than the limits of error set out in Column IV of the tables to sections 101 to 103.

  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F).

DIVISION IV[Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

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 [Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 34]

DIVISION VWeighing and Measuring Machines in General

Interpretation

 In this Division,

machine

machine means a weighing machine or measuring machine for use in trade, other than one referred to in the Specifications Relating to Non-Automatic Weighing Devices (1998); (appareil)

registration

registration includes both visual indication and recorded representation of quantity, unit price or monetary value. (enregistrement)

  • SOR/98-115, s. 7;
  • SOR/2005–130, s. 7.

Design, Composition and Construction

 A machine shall be of a design, composition and construction that will enable it to resist such exposure to vibration, the product measured, foreign matter, dirt, moisture and extremes of temperature as may be encountered in its intended service, so that wear of its moving components will be minimized, its accuracy will be maintained, its operating parts will continue to function properly and its means of adjustment will retain their settings.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-115, s. 8]

 Any electrical or electronic components, equipment or accessories attached to or used in conjunction with a machine that have or can have an effect on the accuracy of the machine shall function properly despite such steady-state and transient variations in the frequency, voltage and waveform of the electrical supply and disturbances in the surrounding electromagnetic and electrostatic field as may normally exist in the intended service.

 When a machine requires an electrical power supply, the frequency, voltage and current requirements and any special limitations on the stability or quality of power supply required to enable the machine to measure accurately shall be marked on the machine.

 A machine shall be provided with means of registration that are appropriate for the class, type or design of machine and for its intended service, installation and use.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).

 All registrations shall be clear, definite and easily legible under conditions of normal use of the machine.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-115, s. 9]

 Where a machine provides a printed record of the registration on a ticket or form, the ticket or form shall contain a statement of

  • (a) the quantity measured in the transaction or, where permitted or required by these Regulations or by specifications established by the Minister, a start and finish print such that the quantity measured can be calculated by subtraction;

  • (b) when the computed price is shown, the unit price for the commodity measured;

  • (c) the name, symbol or abbreviation appropriate to the unit of measurement registered and, as applicable, to the unit price and total price; and

  • (d) such further information as may be required by these Regulations or by specifications established by the Minister.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2.

 A machine equipped with an indicator or printer shall be capable of giving a visual or printed indication that the device has been properly returned to start position before any commodity is measured.

 The graduations on an analogue type of indicator or printer for a machine shall conform to the following specifications:

  • (a) in any series of graduations the lines or marks of corresponding graduations shall be uniform in size and character;

  • (b) the width of a graduation line or mark shall not be greater than the width of the minimum clear interval between graduations;

  • (c) graduation lines or marks shall be varied in length or size so that they may be accurately read;

  • (d) in a series of graduations, intervals representing identical quantities shall not differ by a ratio greater than 1.2 to 1;

  • (e) graduations intended to have specific values shall be defined by figures, words, symbols or combinations thereof uniformly placed with reference to the graduations and as close thereto as practicable, but not so positioned as to interfere with the accuracy of reading; and

  • (f) graduations and their defining figures, words and names or symbols or abbreviations for the unit of measurement shall be such that they will not become obliterated or illegible under conditions of normal use of the machine.

 The indicating element of an analogue type of indicator and the imprint of an analogue printer of a machine shall conform to the following specifications:

  • (a) the indicating portion of a poise or pointer and its relation to any associated series of graduations shall be such that there will be no confusion as to the quantity indicated or printed;

  • (b) the indicating portion of a poise or pointer shall reach but shall not obscure the finest graduation with which it is used;

  • (c) if the indicating portion of a pointer and the graduations are in the same plane, there may be a distance of not more than 1.0 mm or 0.04 inch between the end of the indicating portion and the end of the graduations, the distance being measured along the line of the graduations;

  • (d) the width of an indicating line or of the indicating portion of a pointer shall not be greater than the width of the narrowest graduation with which it is used; and

  • (e) the clearance between an indicating line or the indicating portion of a pointer and the reading surface of the graduations shall not be more than 1.5 mm or 0.06 inch unless adequate provision is made to prevent errors due to parallax.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-115, s. 10]

 Mechanical digital means of registration for a machine of the drum cyclometer or similar type shall conform to the following specifications:

  • (a) all digits except the last shall remain centrally aligned;

  • (b) there shall be means to show when the last digit is centrally aligned;

  • (c) any graduation lines on the finest indicating element shall provide a decimal or binary subdivision of the quantity between its successive digits;

  • (d) the digits representing a whole unit of measurement or a decimal multiple thereof shall be of uniform size, character and colour;

  • (e) the digits representing a decimal submultiple of the unit of measurement shall be set apart by a decimal point or comma; and

  • (f) where required by specifications for the particular class or type of machine, the digits representing a decimal or binary fraction of the unit of measurement shall be differentiated from the other digits by their size, character, colour or by a supplementary symbol.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).
 
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