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Device type and subtype tables

Version 1.2

The effective date of version 1.2 is . This version supersedes all previous versions.

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Gravimetric devices

Type 1: Trade weights
Subtype Inclusions
10 Trade weights.
  • Not applicable to authorized service providers.
Type 2: Computing scales
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Non-automatic counter Non-automatic retail computing counter scales. -
20 Non-automatic POS Non-automatic point of sale (POS) systems. -
30 Non-automatic prepack Non-automatic scales designed exclusively for prepackaging. Scales used for direct sales or packing devices exempt by subsection 4(2) of the Weights and Measures Regulations.
31 Automatic prepack Automatic prepack scales. Packing devices exempt by subsection 4(2) of the Weights and Measures Regulations.
Type 3: Platform scales
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Non-automatic single deck Dormant, axle, bagging, postal, etc. -
11 Automatic single-deck dynamic weighing Automatic platforms weighing dynamically. Conveyor belt scales.
12 Automatic single-deck static weighing Automatic platforms weighing statically. Conveyor belt scales.
13 Non-automatic class II Non-automatic platform scales meeting Accuracy Class II. -
20 Non-automatic multi-deck Multi-deck platform scales. -
Type 4: Hopper scales
Subtype Inclusions
10 Non-automatic Hopper and tank scales.
11 Automatic Bulk weighing systems (receiving and delivery systems).
Type 5: Crane scales
Subtype Inclusions
10 Non-automatic Crane scales.
Type 6: Conveyor belt scales
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
11 Automatic Conveyor belt scales.
  • Not applicable to authorized service providers
Platforms with conveyors atop.
Type 7: Overhead rail scales
Subtype Inclusions
10 Non-automatic Non-automatic overhead rail type scales.
11 Automatic Automatic overhead rail type scales.
Type 8: On-board scales
Subtype Inclusions
10 Non-automatic forklift and lift truck Static weighing (non-integrating) forklift and lift truck weighing systems.
12 Non-automatic tank and hopper Static weighing (non-integrating) tank and hopper scales.
14 Non-automatic platform and bunk Static weighing (non-integrating) platform and bunk scales.
20 Non-automatic waste weigher Scales mounted on waste disposal and recycling vehicles (integrated dynamic weighing).
  • Not applicable to authorized service providers.
22 Non-automatic front-end loader Scales mounted on front-end loader systems (integrated dynamic weighing).
  • Not applicable to authorized service providers.
Type 9: Vehicle scales
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Non-automatic attended single-deck Attended non-automatic single-deck vehicle scales. Axle scales.
20 Non-automatic attended multi-deck Attended non-automatic multi-deck vehicle scales. -
30 Non-automatic unattended single-deck Unattended non-automatic single-deck vehicle scales. Axle scales.
40 Non-automatic unattended multi-deck Unattended non-automatic multi-deck vehicle scales. -
Type 10: Railway scales
Subtype Inclusions
10 Non-automatic single deck Non-automatic railway and combination scales.
11 Automatic single-deck Automatic railway scales.
  • Not applicable to authorized service providers.
20 Non-automatic multi-deck Non-automatic multi-deck railway scales.

Volumetric devices

Abbreviations

ATC =
Automatic temperature compensator
APC =
Automatic pressure compensator
LPM =
Litres per minute
Type 50: Dispensers
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated automotive type dispensers (<=90 LPM). Blending dispensers.
11 Temperature compensated Automotive type dispensers incorporating an ATC (<=90 LPM). Blending dispensers.
20 Blending uncompensated Uncompensated dispensers with blending capabilities (<=90 LPM). -
21 Blending temperature compensated Dispensers with blending capabilities and incorporating an ATC (<=90 LPM). -
Type 51: High-speed dispensers
Subtype Inclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated high-speed dispensers (>90 LPM).
11 Temperature compensated High-speed dispensers incorporating an ATC (>90 LPM).
Type 52: Bulk meters
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated bulk meters, including portable measuring systems (e.g. skids, transloaders and refuelling carts). Vehicle-mounted meters.
12 Temperature compensated Bulk meters including portable measuring systems (e.g. skids, transloaders and refuelling carts), which incorporate ATC. Vehicle-mounted meters.
13 Pressure compensated Bulk meters incorporating ATC and APC. Vehicle-mounted meters.
20 Vehicle mounted uncompensated Uncompensated vehicle-mounted bulk meters. Gravity meters and Coriolis flow meters.
22 Vehicle mounted temperature compensated Vehicle-mounted bulk meters incorporating an ATC. Gravity meters and Coriolis flow meters.
23 Vehicle mounted pressure compensated Vehicle-mounted bulk meters incorporating ATC and APC. Gravity meters and Coriolis flow meters.
Type 53: Coriolis flow meters
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated Coriolis flow meters indicating in units of mass or volume. Coriolis flow meters in dispensers.
12 Temperature compensated Coriolis flow meters indicating in units of mass or volume and incorporating ATC. Coriolis flow meters in dispensers.
13 Pressure compensated Coriolis flow meters indicating in units of mass or volume and incorporating ATC and APC. Coriolis flow meters in dispensers.
Type 54: Slow-flow meters
Subtype Inclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated slow-flow meters.
Type 55: Gravity bulk meters
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated gravity bulk meters. Vehicle-mounted meters.
11 Temperature compensated Compensated gravity bulk meters incorporating ATC. Vehicle-mounted meters.
20 Vehicle-mounted uncompensated Uncompensated vehicle-mounted gravity bulk meters. -
22 Vehicle-mounted temperature compensated Vehicle-mounted gravity bulk meters incorporating ATC. -
Type 56: Thermal energy meters
Subtype Inclusions
10 Residential Residential thermal energy meters.
11 Non-residential Non-residential thermal energy meters.

General devices

All types and subtypes indicated in this category are available to Measurement Canada inspectors only (not authorized service provider technicians).

Type 90: Gravimetric dynamic measures
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Length measuring devices Single dimension length measuring devices. Static linear measures.
20 Length measuring devices – multiple dimension Static and dynamic multiple dimension measuring devices. -
30 Area measuring devices Area measuring devices. -
40 Volume (solid) measuring devices, or timber dimension measuring devices Solid volume measuring devices and timber dimension measuring devices. Multiple dimension measuring devices.
Type 91: Linear static measures
Subtype Inclusions
10 Linear Static linear measures, including tapes, rulers, etc.
Type 92: Volumetric static measures
Subtype Inclusions
10 Volumetric Static volumetric measures.
Type 98: Others - gravimetric
Subtype Inclusions
10 Gravimetric Gravimetric devices not otherwise accounted for.
Type 99: Others - volumetric
Subtype Inclusions
10 volumetric Volumetric devices not otherwise accounted for (including vehicle tanks).

Local standards

Type S1: Gravimetric
Subtype Inclusions
10 Measurement Canada Departmental gravimetric standards.
20 Industry Industry gravimetric standards.
30 OGD Other government department (OGD) gravimetric standards.
Type S2: Volumetric
Subtype Inclusions
10 Measurement Canada Departmental volumetric standards.
20 Industry Industry volumetric standards.
30 OGD Other government department volumetric standards.
Type S3: Temperature
Subtype Inclusions
10 Measurement Canada Departmental temperature standards.
20 Industry Industry temperature standards.
30 OGD Other government department temperature standards.
Type S4: Density
Subtype Inclusions
10 Measurement Canada Departmental density standards.
20 Industry Industry density standards.
30 OGD Other government department density standards.
Type S5: Linear
Subtype Inclusions
10 Measurement Canada Departmental linear standards.
20 Industry Industry linear standards.
30 OGD Other government department linear standards.
Type S6: Time
Subtype Inclusions
10 Measurement Canada Departmental time standards.
20 Industry Industry time standards.
30 OGD Other government department time standards.

Revisions

Revisions
Version Effective date Revisions
1.2
  • Type 8: updated the inclusions for subtypes 20 and 22.
  • Type 50, subtypes 20 and 21: modified the subtype name.
  • Type 51: changed the name to "high-speed dispensers".
  • Type 52:
    • changed the name from "rack meters" to "bulk meters";
    • updated the title of subtypes 10, 12 and 13;
    • replaced the term "truck" with the term "vehicle";
    • edited the inclusions;
    • added exclusions to 52-20, 52-22 and 52-23.
  • Type 53: updated inclusions and added exclusions.
  • Type 55:
    • added exclusions to subtypes 10 and 11;
    • added subtypes 20 and 22.
  • Added type 56, and subtypes 10 and 11.
1.1
  • Updated departmental name and corporate signature.
  • Updated type 53 (changed name of type to Coriolis flow meters, changed subtype 11 to 12 and added subtype 13).
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