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

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2012-05-01. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), the limits of error set out in the tables to subsections (2) and (3) apply to all slow-flow meters rated at 115 litres per hour or less or 25 gallons per hour or less for use in trade in pipeline systems to measure fuel oil, stove oil or kerosene supplied to furnaces and other heating equipment, or in any other system where the meter is permanently connected to a point of fuel consumption.

  • (2) The limits of error set out in the following table apply to meters designed to operate at 2.25 to 22.5 litres or more per hour or 0.5 to five gallons or more per hour:

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    Known Test QuantityAcceptance Limits of ErrorIn-Service Limits of Error
    1.Any volume above the minimum volume set out in specifications established by the Minister for slow-flow meters or for a design of slow-flow meter½% of known test quantity¾% of known test quantity
  • (3) The limits of error set out in the following table apply to meters designed to operate at 0.10 to 3.4 litres or more per hour or 0.02 to 0.75 gallons or more per hour:

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    Known Test QuantityAcceptance Limits of ErrorIn-Service Limits of Error
    1.Any volume above the minimum volume set out in specifications established by the Minister for slow-flow meters or for a design of slow-flow meter (during tests made at 0.5 litres per hour or 0.10 gallons per hour)3% of known test quantity4% of known test quantity
    2.Any volume above the minimum volume set out in specifications established by the Minister for slow-flow meters or for a design of slow-flow meter (during tests made at 3.4 litres per hour or 0.75 gallons per hour)½% of known test quantity¾% of known test quantity
  • (4) The limits of error set out in the tables to subsections (2) and (3) refer to the results of bench tests made in accordance with specifications established by the Minister for slow-flow meters.

  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F).