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Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel and Lubricants) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Testing of measuring equipment

10.—(1) All measuring equipment which is to be permanently fixed in the position in which it is to be used shall be tested, passed as fit for use for trade and stamped only when—

(a)completely erected, installed and ready for use at the place where it is to be used; or

(b)completely erected and ready for use at the place of its manufacture or assembly in such a manner, in such a configuration and in such an environment as to replicate in all relevant respects those in which it will be installed at the place where it is to be used.

(2) All measuring equipment (other than equipment to which paragraph (1) applies) shall be tested, passed as fit for use for trade and stamped only when—

(a)completely erected, installed and ready for use at the place where it is to be used; or

(b)completely erected and ready for use in conditions which are in all material respects the same as those at the place at which it is to be installed for use.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(b), measuring equipment which has been tested, passed as fit for use for trade and stamped in accordance with those paragraphs shall not be used for trade if—

(a)it has subsequently been dismantled before completion of its installation at the place where it is to be used; and

(b)any such dismantling is likely to have affected its performance.

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