Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel delivered from Road Tankers) Regulations 1983

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1983/1390

1983 No. 1390

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

The Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel delivered from Road Tankers) Regulations 1983

Made 13th September 1983

Laid before Parliament 23th September 1983

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 11(1) and (3), 12(4), 14(1), 54(1) and 58(1) of the Weights and Measures Act 19631and now vested in him2and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1 GENERAL

PART I

GENERAL

Citation, commencement and revocation

Citation, commencement and revocation

S-1 These Regulations may be cited as the Measuring Equipment...

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel delivered from Road Tankers) Regulations 1983 and shall come into operation as follows:—

(a)

(a) all Regulations except Regulations 4, 5, 6, 14(1) and 36, on 14th October 1983;

(b)

(b) Regulations 4, 5, 14(1) and 36, on 1st July 1984; and

(c)

(c) Regulation 6, on 1st July 1987.

(2) The Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel delivered from Road Tankers) Regulations 1979 and the Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel delivered from Road Tankers) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 are hereby revoked.

Interpretation

Interpretation

S-2 In these Regulations— “ the Act ” means the Weights and...

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“” means ;

“” in the expressions “”, “” and “” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” relating to a contents gauging system or a meter measuring system ;

“” means ;

“” in relation to a vehicle means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means ;

“” means3;

“” means ; and

“” means.

(2) In these Regulations, a “” in relation to any tank means a table of figures which relates the volume of liquid fuel, for each of the tank's compartments, to the linear distance between the surface of the liquid and the datum surface, and which has been—

(a)

(a) prepared by inserting into, or withdrawing from, each compartment known volumes of liquid and determining the linear distance between the surface of the liquid and the datum surface when the road tanker is on a level surface; and

(b)

(b) certified as accurate by an inspector, including a chief or other inspector of weights and measures within the meaning of Article 40 of the Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

.

(3) The abbreviations of, and symbols for, units of measurement used in these Regulations refer to the relevant units as follows:—

Cubic Metre

m>3>

Millimetre

mm

Square centimetre

cm>2>

Degree Celsius

°C

Application

Application

S-3 Subject to paragraph (2) below, these Regulations shall apply...

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, these Regulations shall apply to all measuring equipment on road tankers for use for trade in the making of any measurement of liquid fuel in a quantity dispensed from the tanker exceeding 20 gallons if the equipment is constructed to measure in imperial units, or 100 litres if it is constructed to measure in metric units.

(2) Nothing in these Regulations shall apply to any of the following measuring equipment—

(a)

(a) measuring equipment for use only for the delivery of liquefied gas, lubricating oils, or fuels dispensed at other than ambient temperature; or

(b)

(b) measuring equipment for use only for the fuelling of aircraft, ships or hovercraft.

S-4 Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply is hereby...

4. Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply is hereby prescribed for the purposes of section 11(1) of the Act.

Purposes of use for trade

Purposes of use for trade

S-5 No person shall use for trade a contents gauging system or a...

5. No person shall use for trade a contents gauging system or a meter measuring system except for the purpose of measuring delivered quantities of liquid fuel of not less than the minimum delivery marked on or adjacent to the indicator of the system:

S-6 No person shall use for trade a dipstick measuring system...

6. No person shall use for trade a dipstick measuring system except for the purpose of measuring delivered quantities of liquid fuel of not less than 30% of the nominal capacity marked on the tank of the compartment with which the dipstick is associated:

2 PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION AND MARKING OF MEASURING EQUIPMENT

PART II

PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION AND MARKING OF MEASURING EQUIPMENT

Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply shall...
S-7 Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply shall...

7. Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply shall consist of a contents gauging system, a dipstick measuring system or a meter measuring system.

Contents gauging systems

Contents gauging systems

S-8 Regulations 9 to 12 below apply to contents gauging systems.

Regulations 9 to 12 below apply to contents gauging systems.

8. Regulations 9 to 12 below apply to contents gauging systems.

S-9 Every contents gauging system shall be made in accordance with...

9.—(1) Every contents gauging system shall be made in accordance with a pattern in respect of which a certificate of approval is in force.

(2) Every contents gauging system shall be legibly and durably marked with the number of the certificate of approval, preceded by the words “Certification No.” or “Cert. No.”.

S-10 The minimum delivery and the liquid fuel which a contents...

10. The minimum delivery and the liquid fuel which a contents gauging system is designed to measure shall be marked legibly, permanently and conspicuously in a suitable position on or adjacent to the sales indicator.

S-11 Every contents gauging system shall be fitted with a sales...

11. Every contents gauging system shall be fitted with a sales indicator reading in litres or gallons and so arranged that:

(a) the indicator reading is capable of being set to zero before a delivery commences; and

(b) the indicator reading cannot be advanced by any means other than by the discharge of liquid fuel from the system.

S-12 Every contents gauging system shall incorporate a ticket...

12. Every contents gauging system shall incorporate a ticket printing mechanism to enable a ticket to be issued indicating the quantity of liquid fuel delivered in each transaction.

Meter measuring systems

Meter measuring systems

S-13 Regulations 14 to 17 below apply to meter measuring systems.

Regulations 14 to 17 below apply to meter measuring systems.

13. Regulations 14 to 17 below apply to meter measuring systems.

S-14 Every meter measuring system shall be made in accordance with a...

14.—(1) Every meter measuring system shall be made in accordance with a pattern in respect of which a certificate of approval is in force.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) above, a meter measuring system which does not comply with that paragraph at 1st July 1984 may continue to be tested and stamped and used for trade until 1st July 1987 if it has before 1st July 1984 been passed as fit for use for trade in accordance with these Regulations.

(3) Every meter measuring system made in accordance with a pattern as mentioned in paragraph (1) above shall be legibly and durably marked with the number of the certificate of approval, preceded by the words “Certification No.” or “Cert. No.”.

S-15 The minimum delivery, the liquid fuel which a meter measuring...

15. The minimum delivery, the liquid fuel which a meter measuring system is designed to measure and the minimum and maximum rates of flow shall be marked legibly, permanently and conspicuously in a suitable position on or adjacent to the meter.

S-16 Every meter measuring system shall be fitted with a sales...

16. Every meter measuring system shall be fitted with a sales indicator reading in litres or gallons and so arranged that:

(a) the indicator reading is capable of being set to zero before a delivery commences; and

(b) the indicator reading cannot be advanced by any means other than by the discharge of liquid fuel from the system.

S-17 Every meter measuring system shall incorporate a ticket...

17. Every meter measuring system shall incorporate a ticket printing mechanism to enable a ticket to be issued indicating either the quantity of liquid fuel delivered in each transaction or two numbers from which the quantity delivered may readily be calculated.

Dipstick measuring systems

Dipstick measuring systems

S-18 Regulations 19 to 35 below apply to dipstick measuring systems.

Regulations 19 to 35 below apply to dipstick measuring systems.

18. Regulations 19 to 35 below apply to dipstick measuring systems.

S-19 Every dipstick shall relate to, and be used for measuring the...

19. Every dipstick shall relate to, and be used for measuring the quantity of fuel in, one compartment only.

S-20 Every dipstick shall consist of a blade and a crosspiece. The...

20.—(1) Every dipstick shall consist of a blade and a crosspiece.

(2) The blade shall be made of hard wood treated to reduce absorption, glass-reinforced plastic or other material approved by the Secretary of State.

(3) The blade shall be free from flaws and sufficiently straight to be satisfactory for measurement.

(4) Subject to paragraph (6) below, the blade shall extend to within 20 mm of the bottom of the compartment beneath the dipstick but not so as to touch the bottom:

Provided that for compartments the use of which commenced before 1st July 1980 this paragraph shall have effect as if for there were substituted .

(5) Subject to paragraph (6) below, the blade shall be sufficiently long so that it will indicate when the compartment contains liquid fuel equal to 0.5% of the nominal capacity of the compartment.

(6) In the case of compartments the use of which commenced before 1st July 1983—

(a)

(a) the blade shall only have to comply with either the requirements of paragraph (4) above or those of paragraph (5);

(b)

(b) if the blade does not comply with the requirements of both paragraphs (4) and (5) above, the dipstick measuring system shall not be used for trade after 31st...

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