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Shipping requirements for calibration and type approval requests

Shipping requirements for calibration requests

Important: See below for lab-specific shipping requirements for certain types of standards.

Required information

A completed copy of the Calibration Services Request form must accompany each device shipped. Ensure that an active/valid shipping account number for return shipping is identified on the form.

Ship your devices to:

Measurement Canada
Approval and Calibration Services Laboratory
Standards Building
151 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1G9

General packaging requirements

The shipping container:

Measurement Canada is not responsible for damage to the shipping container if it is nailed closed or requires disassembly to remove the item(s) it contains.

Shipping requirements for static liquid volume standards

Level 2 and 3 open neck provers (20 to 2500 L) are to be shipped to a regional Measurement Canada office.

Ship all other volumetric standards, including pressure hydrometers, to Measurement Canada's Approval and Calibration Services Laboratory in Ottawa.

Shipping requirements for mass standards

Ensure the weight kit meets the following requirements:

Cast iron standards 5 kg and larger used to inspect class III, IIIHD and IIII scales are to be shipped to a local Measurement Canada office.

All other standards meeting the following criteria are to be shipped to Measurement Canada's Approval and Calibration Services Laboratory in Ottawa:

International shipments

You must make sure that:

Consult the Canada Border Services Agency's checklist to ensure you are aware of all customs and importation requirements and fees, as well as charges that apply to your shipment.

Return of standards

International shipping

Measurement Canada will provide you with the weight and dimensions of the package. It is advisable to wait for this information prior to making further arrangements for the return shipping of your standards.

All paperwork (waybill, commercial invoice and any other related forms) must be sent by email to the attention of Shipping and Receiving Services.

Any cost associated with the repackaging of a device is the customer's responsibility.

National shipping

Arrangements for the return of your standards are your responsibility. However, Shipping and Receiving Services can also make the arrangements if you provide an account number and waybill in advance.

Any cost associated with repackaging a device is the customer's responsibility.

Shipping requirements for type approval requests

Important: Do not ship your device to Measurement Canada until requested to do so.

Required information

Include with your shipment:

Ship your devices to:

Measurement Canada
Approval and Calibration Services Laboratory
Standards Building
151 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1G9

Packaging requirements

The project number assigned to your application by Measurement Canada must appear on:

Shipments that do not include the assigned project number will be returned freight collect.

The shipping container:

Measurement Canada is not responsible for damage to the shipping container if it is nailed closed or requires disassembly to remove the item(s) it contains.

Devices shipped in non-reusable containers will not be processed until you have arranged return packaging.

International shipments

You must ensure that:

Before return shipping arrangements are made, Measurement Canada's shipping department will only pack the items and provide you with the dimensions and weight of the package.

Consult the Canada Border Services Agency's checklist to ensure you are aware of all customs and importation requirements and fees, as well as charges that apply to your shipment.

For further information about shipping requirements, please send an email to Shipping and Receiving Services at ic.mchqshipping-expeditionacmc.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca.

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