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Weights and Measures Regulations

Version of section 56 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-07-31:

  •  (1) Every local standard described in column I of the table to this subsection shall be calibrated and certified at least once within the period set out in column II.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn II
    Local StandardPeriod
    1A weight, other than a weight referred to in items 2 to 4, that is used by an inspector in inspecting devices for use in trade blank line1 year
    2A weight that is retained in one location and that is used exclusively in inspecting discontinuous totalizing weighing systems at that location blank line5 years
    3A weight, other than a troy weight, that is retained at a Measurement Canada office blank line5 years
    4A troy weight that is retained at a Measurement Canada office blank line10 years
    5A static volumetric measure other than a measure described in item 6 blank line1 years
    6A static volumetric measure that is made of glass blank line10 years
    7A stoppered pycnometer standard blank line10 years
    8A volumetric liquid measuring machine, other than a volumetric liquid meter, that has a valve or any other moving or movable part that has or can have an effect on the accuracy of the machine blank line4 years
    9A volumetric standard not otherwise provided for in this table blank line2 years
    10A static linear measure blank line10 years
    11A standard of temperature
    (a) of the glass capillary type blank line10 years
    (b) of any other type blank line2 years
    12A standard of density of the pressure hydrometer type blank line10 years
    13A standard of electricity measuring watt hours blank line1 years
    14A standard of electricity measuring volt ampere hours blank line1 years
    15A standard of electricity measuring var hours blank line1 years
    16A standard of electricity measuring amperes rms blank line5 years
    17A standard of electricity measuring volts rms blank line5 years
  • (2) Where the tolerance for a local standard is that referred to in subsection 54(4), every local standard described in column I of the table to this subsection shall be calibrated and certified at least once within the period set out in column II.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn II
    Local StandardPeriod
    1Any electricity measuring standard not specified in subsection (1) blank line1 years
    2Any gas measuring standard not specified in subsection (1) blank line2 years
  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 13
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