TS–013 Testing high capacity weighing instruments to maximum

This policy provides instructions on testing high capacity weighing instruments to the maximum capacity.

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The capacity required to be reached when testing weighing instruments is detailed within Table 1 of this policy.

Where an instrument cannot be tested to maximum capacity, the reason must be recorded on the test sheet.

Table 1

Capacity of instrumentMinimum capacity to be tested to
< 40,000 kg 40,000 kg
> 40,000 kg Within 10% of maximum capacity

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Trading Standards expects instruments to be tested to the approved maximum capacity. This policy is only to be used where there is insufficient substitution load available.

Trade Measurement — Technical Policy

Policy number: TS - 013
Effective date: July 2016
Version date: October 2016
Version number: 2
Policy name: Testing high capacity weighing instruments to maximum
Reviewed by: Davis White, Legal Metrology Advisor and Senior Trading Standards Officer
Approved by: Phil Sorrell, Team Leader Compliance and Inspection