Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-02-25:

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 5 of the Act, the calibration of a measuring apparatus referred to in section 7 shall be certified by the director on receipt of written particulars establishing

    • (a) that the apparatus has been calibrated in the manner prescribed in section 7;

    • (b) that the proposed manner of installation and use of the measuring apparatus is appropriate; and

    • (c) that no error at any of the points tested throughout the measuring range referred to in section 7 exceeds two per cent of the value or reading at that point indicated by the reference standard referred to in paragraph 7(b).

  • (2) A certificate issued pursuant to subsection (1) shall be valid

    • (a) only for use of the measuring apparatus within the measuring range referred to in section 7;

    • (b) only for the installation and use of the measuring apparatus as referred to in paragraph (1)(b); and

    • (c) in the case of a measuring apparatus set out in an item of column I of the table to this section, for the period set out in column II of that item.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn II
    Description of Measuring ApparatusPeriod of Validity of Certificate
    Electricity Measuring Apparatus
    1Volt measuring5 years
    2Ampere measuring5 years
    3Watt hour measuring, induction type6 months
    4Any electricity measuring apparatus not specified in items 1 to 31 year
    Gas Measuring Apparatus
    5Linear static measuring10 years
    6Temperature measuring, mercury thermometer10 years
    7Any gas measuring apparatus not specified in items 5 and 65 years
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