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

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-05-01. Previous Versions

 Before being sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, a weighing machine or measuring machine that is of a class, type or design approved for use in trade and that is referred to in subsection 28(2) shall be marked “Not for Use in Trade until Inspected” (“Ne pas utiliser dans le commerce avant l’inspection”) or shall be marked in words that convey the same meaning, and such markings shall be in letters of not less than 12 mm or ½ inch in height and shall remain on the device until it has been inspected and is found to meet the requirements of the Act and these Regulations.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).
  •  (1) Before being sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, a weighing machine or measuring machine that is not of a class, type or design approved pursuant to section 3 of the Act and that is not exempt from approval pursuant to that section shall be marked “Not Legal for Trade” or “Non légal pour le commerce” in letters of not less than 6 mm in height.

  • (2) A device described in subsection 4(2) shall be marked “For Prepackaging Use Only” or “Pour préemballage seulement” in letters of not less than 6 mm in height.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2;
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 4.

Marking Measuring Tanks

  •  (1) Before being sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, a measuring tank that is of a class, type or design approved for use in trade shall be marked with the following information:

    • (a) the name of the manufacturer or importer of the tank;

    • (b) the model number and serial number of the tank;

    • (c) the approval number for that class, type or design of tank;

    • (d) the maximum capacity of the tank;

    • (e) in the case of a tank that contains one or more internal capacity indicators, the capacity of the tank at the level of each indicator and where there is more than one indicator, the various capacities shown in descending order;

    • (f) in the case of a tank that has been calibrated to a valve located immediately at the outlet of the tank or that has been calibrated to an emergency valve, the words “dry line calibration” (“calibré avec tuyauterie vide”);

    • (g) in the case of a tank that has not been calibrated as set out in paragraph (f), the words “wet line calibration” (“calibré avec tuyauterie pleine”); and

    • (h) in the case of two or more measuring tanks installed on a vehicle, a number or letter in an identifiable sequence commencing with the tank closest to the front of the vehicle and proceeding to the tank closest to the rear of the vehicle.

  • (2) Where two or more measuring tanks are installed on a vehicle, the information required by paragraphs (1)(a) to (g) may appear in one location if the tanks are identified in accordance with paragraph (1)(h) and the information is correlated to the number or letter shown on the tank.

  • (3) The information required by paragraphs (1)(f), (g) and (h) shall be shown in numbers or letters of not less than 12 mm or ½ inch in height.

  • (4) Every internal capacity indicator in a measuring tank shall be marked in numbers or letters at least 6 mm or ¼ inch in height

    • (a) to show the capacity of the tank at the level of the indicator; or

    • (b) to identify the indicator.

  • (5) Where the internal capacity indicator is identified in accordance with paragraph (4)(b), the identification and the capacity of the tank at the level of that indicator shall be shown on the outside of the neck or fill opening of the tank in numbers or letters of at least 12 mm or ½ inch in height.

  • (6) When two or more measuring tanks are installed on a vehicle, the discharge valve for each tank shall be marked in numbers or letters of not less than 6 mm or ¼ inch in height to show the tank from which the commodity is discharged.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).