Device types and subtypes tables

Version 1.1

The effective date of version 1.1 is . On the effective date, this version supersedes all previous versions.

Audience and use

The device types and subtypes tables are intended for use by recognized technicians employed by authorized service providers and Measurement Canada inspectors who complete device examination certificates under the authority of the Weights and Measures Act and the Weights and Measures Regulations.

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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 weighers Dynamic weighing (integrating) waste disposal and recycling vehicle scales.
  • Not applicable to authorized service providers
22 Non-automatic front end loader Dynamic weighing (integrating) front end loader systems.
  • 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 Blender uncompensated Uncompensated dispensers with blend capabilities (<=90 LPM). -
21 Blender temperature compensated Dispensers with blend capabilities and incorporating an ATC (<=90 LPM). -
Type 51 Refuellers
Subtype Inclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated refuellers (>90 LPM).
11 Temperature compensated Refuellers incorporating an ATC (>90 LPM).
Type 52 Bulk meters
Subtype Inclusions Exclusions
10 Rack uncompensated Uncompensated bulk meters, including portable measuring systems (e.g. skids, transloaders and refuelling carts). Truck mounted meters.
12 Rack temperature compensated Bulk meters including portable measuring systems (e.g. skids, transloaders and refuelling carts), which incorporate an ATC or one or more of the following: Truck mounted meters.
13 Rack pressure compensated Bulk meters incorporating an APC. Truck mounted meters.
20 Vehicle mounted uncompensated Uncompensated truck mounted bulk meters. -
22 Vehicle mounted temperature compensated Truck mounted bulk meters incorporating an ATC or one or more of the following: -
23 Vehicle mounted pressure compensated Truck mounted bulk meters incorporating an APC. -
Type 53 Coriolis flow meters
Subtype Inclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated Coriolis flow meters.
12 Temperature compensated Coriolis flow meters incorporating an ATC.
13 Pressure compensated Coriolis flow meters incorporating an APC.
Type 54 Slow flow meters
Subtype Inclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated slow flow meters.
Type 55 Gravity meters
Subtype Inclusions
10 Uncompensated Uncompensated gravity meters.
11 Temperature compensated Gravity meters incorporating an ATC.

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.

Revision history

Revision history
Version Effective date Revisions
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).
1.0 Version 1.0 of the device types and subtypes tables reflects all updates since the Online Reporting Application (ORA) User Manual version 3.1. The document is derived from Appendix 1 of the ORA User Manual, version 3.1 and Appendix 1 of the Strategic Tracking and Reporting (STARS) Forms Completion Manual.
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