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

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. Citation, commencement and revocation

      1. 1.(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Measuring Equipment...

    2. Interpretation

      1. 2.(1) In these Regulations— “the Act” means the Weights and...

    3. Application

      1. 3.(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, these Regulations shall apply...

      2. 4.Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply is hereby prescribed...

    4. Purposes of use for trade

      1. 5.No person shall use for trade a contents gauging system...

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

  3. PART II PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION AND MARKING OF MEASURING EQUIPMENT

    1. 7.Measuring equipment to which these Regulations apply shall consist of...

    2. Contents gauging systems

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

      2. 9.(1) Every contents gauging system shall be made in accordance...

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

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

      5. 12.Every contents gauging system shall incorporate a ticket printing mechanism...

    3. Meter measuring systems

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

      2. 14.(1) Every meter measuring system shall be made in accordance...

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

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

      5. 17.Every meter measuring system shall incorporate a ticket printing mechanism...

    4. Dipstick measuring systems

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

      2. 19.Every dipstick shall relate to, and be used for measuring...

      3. 20.(1) Every dipstick shall consist of a blade and a...

      4. 21.The cross-sectional area of a dipstick shall not exceed 5...

      5. 22.Every dipstick blade made from glass-reinforced plastic or other materials...

      6. 23.(1) The crosspiece of every dipstick shall be made of...

      7. 24.(1) The unit of measurement to be used in marking...

      8. 25.The related compartment number shall be marked on the graduated...

      9. 26.The related tank number shall be marked at the crosspiece...

      10. 27.Every dipstick shall have a line marked on its graduated...

      11. 28.Every dipstick used to measure deliveries of less than a...

      12. 29.(1) Every compartment shall be fitted with a fixed vertical...

      13. 30.(1) In the case of compartments used for petroleum spirit...

      14. 31.At the top of every dipstick guide tube there shall...

      15. 32.(1) The design of every dipstick guide tube shall be...

      16. 33.(1) Every compartment number shall be marked—

      17. 34.Where more than one compartment discharges through a common outlet...

      18. 35.(1) Tanks and compartments shall be so constructed that the...

  4. PART III MANNER OF USE FOR TRADE

    1. 36.(1) Liquid fuel shall not be transferred from one compartment...

  5. PART IV TESTING

    1. Contents gauging systems

      1. 37.Regulations 38 to 42 below apply to contents gauging systems....

      2. 38.(1) No contents gauging system shall be tested unless it...

      3. 39.For the purposes of the performance by an inspector of...

      4. 40.An inspector shall test a contents gauging system using—

      5. 41.(1) An inspector may open any locked or sealed container...

      6. 42.An inspector shall securely re-fasten any container opened under Regulation...

    2. Meter measuring systems

      1. 43.Regulations 44 to 50 below apply to meter measuring systems....

      2. 44.(1) No meter measuring system shall be tested unless it...

      3. 45.For the purposes of the performance by an inspector of...

      4. 46.A meter measuring system shall be tested at rates of...

      5. 47.An inspector shall test a meter measuring system using—

      6. 48.(1) An inspector may open any locked or sealed container...

      7. 49.An inspector shall securely re-fasten any container opened under Regulation...

      8. 50.(1) An inspector shall not test a meter measuring system...

    3. Dipstick measuring systems

      1. 51.Regulations 52 to 55 below apply to dipstick measuring systems....

      2. 52.(1) (a) Except in the case of a dipstick tested...

      3. 53.For the purposes of the performance by an inspector of...

      4. 54.An inspector shall use, in testing any dimensional measurement in...

      5. 55.Tanks submitted for testing shall be clean.

  6. PART V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. Prescribed limits of error

      1. 56.(1) The prescribed limits of error relating to a contents...

    2. Passing as fit for use for trade

      1. 57.No measuring equipment shall be passed as fit for use...

    3. Stamping

      1. 58.(1) Every contents gauging system shall be provided with such...

      2. 59.In the case of a dipstick measuring system the stamp...

      3. 60.No measuring equipment shall be stamped in accordance with Regulation...

    4. Obliteration of stamps

      1. 61.Stamps shall be obliterated by an inspector, in accordance with...

      2. 62.An inspector shall obliterate the stamp on any measuring equipment...

      3. 63.An inspector shall obliterate the stamp on any measuring equipment...

      4. 64.(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) below, for the...

    5. Lawful use for trade of meter measuring systems where stamps destroyed, obliterated or defaced

      1. 65.(1) It shall be lawful to destroy, obliterate or deface...

      2. 66.(1) It shall be lawful to destroy, obliterate or deface...

  7. Signature

  8. Explanatory Note

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