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Weights and Measures Regulations

Version of section 172 from 2017-02-13 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (6), the value of the minimum increment of registration on a machine shall not be greater than 10 kg, if the machine measures in kilograms, or 20 pounds, if the machine measures in pounds, unless the capacity of the machine exceeds 100 000 kg or 200,000 pounds, in which case the value of the minimum increment of registration shall not be greater than 20 kg or 50 pounds, respectively.

  • (2) The value of the minimum increment of registration on a tank scale that is designed for weighing alcohol or on a hopper scale that is designed for weighing grain in a terminal or transfer elevator shall not be greater than

    • (a) 5 kg or 10 pounds, if the capacity of the scale is equal to or less than 100 000 kg or 200,000 pounds;

    • (b) 10 kg or 20 pounds, if the capacity of the scale exceeds 100 000 kg or 200,000 pounds, but is equal to or less than 200 000 kg or 400,000 pounds; and

    • (c) 20 kg or 50 pounds, if the capacity of the scale exceeds 200 000 kg or 400,000 pounds.

  • (3) The value of the minimum increment of registration on a continuous totalizing weighing machine shall not be greater than 100 kg or 200 pounds.

  • (4) The value of the minimum increment of registration on an electronic computing machine shall not be greater than 10 grams or 0.01 pound.

  • (5) The maximum value of the minimum increment of registration that is permissible on an electronic machine, other than an electronic computing machine, is set out in the following tables:

    TABLE 1

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Capacity of MachineMaximum Value of Minimum Increment
    KilogramsKilogram(s)
    1over 100 00020
    2over 20 000 to 100 00010
    3over 10 000 to 20 0005
    4over 5 000 to 10 0002
    5over 2 000 to 5 0001
    6over 1 000 to 2 0000.5
    7over 500 to 1 0000.2
    8over 200 to 5000.1
    9over 100 to 2000.05
    10over 50 to 1000.02
    11over 20 to 500.01
    1220 and under0.005

    TABLE 2

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Capacity of MachineMaximum Value of Minimum Increment
    PoundsPound(s)
    1over 200,00050
    2over 40,000 to 200,00020
    3over 20,000 to 40,00010
    4over 10,000 to 20,0005
    5over 5,000 to 10,0002
    6over 2,000 to 5,0001
    7over 1,000 to 2,0000.5
    8over 500 to 1,0000.2
    9over 200 to 5000.1
    10over 100 to 2000.05
    11over 50 to 1000.02
    1250 and under0.01
  • (6) The value of the minimum increment of registration on an electronic machine, other than an electronic computing machine, that is converted from the Canadian system of units to the International System of Units shall not exceed the converted value set out in the following table:

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Present Value (Minimum Increment)Converted Value (Minimum Increment)
    Pound(s)Ounce(s)Kilogram(s)
    15020
    22010
    3105
    452
    521
    610.5
    70.580.2
    80.240.1
    90.120.05
    100.0510.02
    110.020.250.01
    120.010.1250.005
  • (7) The value of the minimum increment of registration of an electronic machine shall be equal to the number of kilograms or pounds obtained by using one of the following formulas:

    1 × 10n, 2 × 10n or 5 × 10n,

    where “n” represents a whole number, whether positive, negative or equal to zero.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 21
  • SOR/2012-28, s. 8
  • SOR/2017-17, s. 6

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