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

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Examination by Sample

[SOR/93-234, s. 2(F); SOR/2014-111, s. 46]
  •  (1) The examination of any quantity of prepackaged commodities, referred to as a lot, each unit of which purports to contain the same quantity of commodity, that an inspector undertakes to determine whether the lot meets the requirements of the Act and these Regulations respecting the statement of quantity, shall be made by selecting and examining a sample from the lot.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), where a lot contains the number of units set out in Column I of an item of Part I of Schedule III, an inspector shall select from the lot a number of units not less than the number set out in Column II of that item, and the number of units selected shall constitute the sample referred to in subsection (1).

  • (3) Where, for the purpose of determining the quantity, other than for establishing the weight of the package containing the commodity, it is necessary to destroy a certain number of units in the lot, an inspector shall select, for destruction, not more than 10 per cent of the total number of units in the lot and not less than one unit, and the number of units selected shall constitute the sample referred to in subsection (1).

  • (4) The lot from which a sample was taken and examined by an inspector does not meet the requirements of the Act and these Regulations respecting the statement of quantity if the inspector determines that

    • (a) the weighted average quantity of the units in the sample, as determined by the formula set out in Part II of Schedule III, is less than the stated quantity;

    • (b) the number of units in the sample that contain less than the stated quantity by more than the prescribed limits of error set out in Schedule II for that quantity is equal to or greater than the number set out in Column II of Part IV of Schedule III for the sample size set out in Column I thereof; or

    • (c) two or more units in the sample contain less than the stated quantity by more than twice the prescribed limits of error set out in Schedule II for that quantity.

  • SOR/89-570, s. 3, 6(F);
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 25(E).

PART IIILOCAL STANDARDS

Interpretation

 In this Part and in Schedule IV,

“cylindrical graduated standard”

“cylindrical graduated standard” means a local standard of volume or capacity that is made of glass or metal, has a cylindrical shape and, if made entirely of glass, bears graduations on the glass or, if made of metal, bears graduations that are adjacent to a glass window in the metal; (étalon cylindrique gradué)

“gravimetric prover standard”

“gravimetric prover standard” means a local standard consisting of a tank mounted on a weighing machine and used for determining

  • (a) the mass of a product, or

  • (b) the volume of a liquid on the basis of the mass registered on the weighing machine and the density of the liquid; (cuve étalon gravimétrique)

“hydrometer standard”

“hydrometer standard” [Repealed, SOR/2005-297, s. 11]

“master meter standard”

“master meter standard” means a local standard that registers by mechanical, electrical or electronic means or any combination thereof, in units or multiples or subdivisions of units of volume, the quantity of liquid that passes through the standard during an interval of operation; (compteur étalon-témoin)

“narrow neck glass standard”

“narrow neck glass standard” [Repealed, SOR/93-234, s. 2]

“narrow neck metal standard”

“narrow neck metal standard” [Repealed, SOR/93-234, s. 2]

“narrow neck standard”

“narrow neck standard” means a local standard of volume or capacity that has, on or adjacent to the narrow neck of the standard, a mark indicating the volume or capacity of the standard, or that has a machined rim that indicates the volume or capacity of the standard; (étalon à col étroit)

“nominal value”

“nominal value” means

  • (a) in the case of a local standard of mass or weight, the mass or weight shown on that standard,

  • (b) in the case of a local standard of length, the length between any two graduations on that standard,

  • (c) in the case of a narrow neck standard, the volume or capacity shown on that standard,

  • (d) in the case of a cylindrical graduated standard, the maximum volume or capacity shown on that standard,

  • (d.1) in the case of a stoppered pycnometer standard, the volume or capacity of the standard when filled and stoppered at reference conditions,

  • (e) in the case of a master meter standard, gravimetric prover standard, pressure hydrometer standard, standard of temperature or electricity measuring standard, the value shown by that standard for any particular test, and

  • (f) in the case of a pipe prover standard, the volume of the standard stabilized at a temperature of 15°C and 101.325 kPa internal pressure as shown on the certificate issued for that standard pursuant to section 13 of the Act; (valeur nominale)

“pipe prover standard”

“pipe prover standard” means a local standard consisting of a pipe equipped with a piston or ball in which the volume of liquid displaced when the piston or ball traverses all or any part of the length of the pipe is registered by mechanical, electrical or electronic means or any combination thereof. (tube étalon)

“pressure hydrometer standard”

“pressure hydrometer standard” means a local standard that indicates the density or relative density of a fluid under pressure. (hydromètre étalon à pression)

  • SOR/90-118, s. 15;
  • SOR/93-234, s. 2;
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 11.