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

Regulations are current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART VSpecifications Relating to Devices (continued)

DIVISION IIIStatic Volumetric Measures (continued)

Performance (continued)

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  • SOR/2005-297, s. 42(F)
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  •  (1) The limits of error set out in the following table apply to all measures used for measuring liquids in Canadian units of volume or capacity:

    TABLE

    Column IAcceptance Limits of ErrorIn-Service Limits of Error
    Column IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemIndicated VolumeOver Indicated VolumeOver Indicated VolumeUnder Indicated Volume
    GillsFluid OuncesFluid OuncesFluid Ounces
    1¼1/161/161/32
    2½1/81/81/16
    31¼¼1/8
    Pints
    4½3/83/83/16
    51½½¼
    Quarts
    61¾¾3/8
    7211½
    Gallons
    81¾
    927/8
    103221
    11533
    121055
  • (2) The limits of error in the table to subsection (1) apply to tests made on a “to deliver” basis with water at room temperature.

  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F)
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the limits of error set out in the following table apply to all measures used for measuring solids in Canadian units of volume or capacity:

    TABLE

    Column IAcceptance Limits of ErrorIn-Service Limits of Error
    Column IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemIndicated VolumeOver Indicated VolumeOver Indicated VolumeUnder Indicated Volume
    PintsFluid OuncesFluid OuncesFluid Ounces
    1½½½¼
    21¾¾3/8
    Quarts
    315/8
    42221
    Gallons
    51
    6255
    Bushel
    7½10105
    811515
  • (2) The limits of error in the table to subsection (1) apply to tests made on a “to deliver” basis with water at room temperature.

  • (3) The limits of error for measures used with grain testing scales are ¼ the limits of error set out in the table to subsection (1).

  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F)

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]

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 [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]

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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)
 
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