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1.1.

the nominal capacity V_{n} is the volume which is marked on the bottle; it is the volume of liquid which the latter is deemed to contain when it is filled in the conditions of use for which it is intended;

1.2.

the brim capacity of a bottle is the volume of liquid it contains when filled to the brim;

1.3.

the actual capacity of a bottle is the volume of liquid it in fact contains when it is filled exactly under the conditions corresponding theoretically to the nominal capacity;

(1)

to a constant level,

(2)

to a constant vacuity.

The distance between the theoretical filling level for the nominal capacity and the brim level and the difference between the brim capacity and the nominal capacity, known as the volume of expansion or vacuity, shall be perceptibly constant for all bottles of the same type, that is, for all bottles made to the same design.

Nominal capacity V_{n} in millilitres | Maximum permissible errors | |
---|---|---|

as a % of V_{n} | in millilitres | |

from 50 to 100 | — | 3 |

from 100 to 200 | 3 | — |

from 200 to 300 | — | 6 |

from 300 to 500 | 2 | — |

from 500 to 1 000 | — | 10 |

from 1 000 to 5 000 | 1 | — |

The maximum permissible error in the brim capacity shall be the same as the maximum permissible error in the corresponding nominal capacity.

The systematic exploitation of tolerances shall be prohibited.

When this department has given its approval, it shall inform the competent departments of the other Member States and the Commission thereof within one month.

The manufacturer shall, on his own responsibility, affix the sign 3 (reversed epsilon) referred to in Article 6 of Council Directive No 71/316/EEC(1) of 26 July 1971 relating to common provisions for both measuring instruments and methods of metrological control, as last amended by the Act(2) concerning the conditions of accession and the adjustments to the Treaties, certifying that the bottle meets the requirements of this Directive and of its Annexes. However, the date, origin and reference number provided for in Annex I, subsection 6.3 to the same Directive shall not be required.

This sign shall be at least 3 mm high.

This statistical sampling check shall be carried out in accordance with the accepted methods of quality acceptance inspection. Its effectiveness shall be comparable to that of the reference method specified in Annex II.

8.1.

on its side, on the bottom rim or on the bottom:

8.1.1.

an indication of its nominal capacity in litres, centilitres or millilitres in figures at least 6 mm high, if the nominal capacity is greater than 100 cl, 4 mm high if it is from 100 cl down to but not including 20 cl and 3 mm high if it is not more than 20 cl, followed by the symbol for the unit of measurement used or, where appropriate, by the name of the unit in accordance with the provisions of Council Directive No 71/354/EEC(3) of 18 October 1971 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement, as amended by the Act concerning the conditions of accession and the adjustments to the Treaties;

8.1.2.

the manufacturer's identifying mark prescribed in the first paragraph of Section 5;

8.1.3.

the sign prescribed in the third paragraph of Section 5;

8.2.

On the bottom or on the bottom rim, in such a manner as to avoid confusion with the previous indication, in figures of the same minimum height as those expressing the corresponding nominal capacity, according to the method or methods of filling for which the bottle is intended:

8.2.1.

an indication of the brim capacity expressed in centilitres and not followed by the symbol cl,

8.2.2.

and/or an indication of the distance in millimetres from the brim level to the filling level corresponding to the nominal capacity, followed by the symbol mm.

Other indications may appear on the bottle provided they do not give rise to confusion with the compulsory indications.

This Annex lays down the procedures for the statistical checking of measuring container bottles in order to meet the requirements of Article 2 of the Directive and of Section 6 of Annex I.

A sample of measuring container bottles of the same design and the same manufacture shall be drawn from a batch corresponding, in principle, to an hour's production.

If the result of the check on a batch corresponding to an hour's production is not satisfactory, a second test can be carried out, based either on another sample from a batch corresponding to a longer period of production or, where production has been subject to a check recognized by the competent departments of the Member State, on the results recorded on the manufacturers' check-cards.

The number of measuring container bottles constituting the sample shall be 35 or 40, depending on which of the two methods of applying the results, detailed in Section 3 below, has been chosen by each Member State.

The measuring container bottles shall be weighed empty.

They shall be filled with water at 20^{o}C of a know density, up to the filling level appropriate to the method of checking used.

They shall then be weighed in full.

The check shall be carried out by means of a legal measuring instrument, suitable for effecting the necessary operations.

Error in measuring the capacity shall not be great er than one-fifth of the maximum permissible error corresponding to the nominal capacity of the measuring container bottle.

The number of measuring container bottles in the sample is 35.

3.1.2.1.

The upper limit T_{s}: the sum of the indicated capacity (see Annex I, Section 8) and of the maximum permissible error corresponding to this capacity.

3.1.2.2.

The lower limit T_{i}: the difference between the indicated capacity (see Annex I, Section 8) and the maximum permissible error corresponding to this capacity.

The batch shall be declared to comply with the Directive if the numbers

and s verify simultaneously the following three inequations:where k

=

1·57

and F

=

0·266

Calculate as follows:

the sum of the 35 actual capacity measurements x = Σx

_{i}the mean value of the 35 measurements

the sum of the squares of the 35 measurements Σx

_{i}^{2}the square of the sum of the 35 measurements (Σx

_{i})^{2}, thenthe corrected sum:

the estimated variance

Hence the estimated standard deviation:

The number of measuring container bottles in the sample is 40.

3.2.2.1.

the upper limit T_{s} the sum of the indicated capacity (see Annex I, Section 8) and the maximum permissible error corresponding to this capacity,

3.2.2.2.

the lower limit T_{i}:

difference between the indicated capacity (see Annex I, Section 8) and the maximum permissible error corresponding to this capacity.

The batch shall be declared to comply with the Directive if the numbers

and verify simultaneously the following three inequations:where k'

=

0·668,

and F'

=

0·628.

3.2.4.1.

to obtain

, calculate as follows:the sum of the 40 actual capacity measurements x

_{i}: Σ x_{i}the mean value of these 40 measurements:

3.2.4.2.

To obtain

Divide the sample, in chronological order of selection, into eight sub-samples of five measuring container bottles each.

Calculate as follows:

the range of each of the sub-samples, i.e. the difference between the actual capacity of the largest and the smallest of the five bottles in the sub-sample; eight ranges are thus obtained: R

_{1}; R_{2}; ... R_{8}the sum of the ranges of the eight sub-samples:

Σ R

+ ... + R_{i}= R_{1}+_{8}

The average range

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