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Statutory Instrument 1987 No. 51

The Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Capacity Measures and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1987

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1987 No. 51

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

The Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Capacity Measures and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1987

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Made21st January 1987
Laid before Parliament26th January 1987
Coming into force16th February 1987

    Secretary of State, in exercise of his powers under sections 4(5) and (6), 5(9), 86(1) and 94(1) of the Weights and Measures Act 1985[1] and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:


Part I

General
    Citation, commencement and revocation
        1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Capacity Measures and Testing Equipment) Regulations 1987 and shall come into operation on 16th February 1987.

        (2)  The Weights and Measures (Local Standards: Limits of Error) Regulations 1970[2], the Working Standards and Testing Equipment Testing and Adjustment) Regulations 1970[3], the Weights and Measures Local Standards: Periods of Validity) Regulations 1979[4], the Working Standards and Testing Equipment (Testing and Adjustment) (Amendment) Regulations 1979[5] and the Weights and Measures (Local and Working Standard Capacity Measures) Regulations 1983[6] are hereby revoked insofar as they relate to capacity measures and capacity testing equipment.
    Interpretation
        2.—(1)  In these Regulations:—
      "the Act" means the Weights and Measures Act 1985;

      "discrimination threshold" means the smallest change which produces a perceptible change in the indication;

      "linearity" means the horizontal band within which the graph of the meter error of a reference meter lies over the authorised range of flowrates;

      "multifiller" means a device consisting of a number of calibrated measures, capable of dispensing Simultaneously known quantities of water, used for the testing of capacity measures;

      "reference meter" means a meter for use in testing measuring equipment used for the measurement of liquid fuel delivered from road tankers; and

      "repeatability" means the ability of reference meters to indicate under defined conditions of use, closely similar quantities on repeated measurings.

        (2)  The abbreviations of, and symbols for, units of measurement used in these Regulations refer to the relevant units as follows:—
    Imperial SystemMetric System
    fluid ouncefl ozmillilitreml
    pintptlitrel
    gallongal



Notes:

[1] 1985 c. 72

[2] S.I. 1970/1710; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1983/1654

[3] S.I. 1970/1714

[4] S.I. 1979/1436

[5] S.I. 1979/1719

[6] S.I. 1983/1654

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