Measurement Canada closely is the governing body that regulates the inspection and calibration of metering and weighing devices. As per W&M Acts and Regulations for NAWDs 15 (1), “Every trader who uses a device in trade, or possesses a device for trade, shall cause it to be examined, within the prescribed period, by an inspector”.
As per W&M Schedule I weighing devices used in wholesale trade of dairy products, wholesale trade of mining products, and wholesale trade of grain and field crop products are subject to mandatory certification every two years.
Annual inspection of the truck scales at consist of the following steps:
- Check for any signs of structural damage to the truck scale. Specially attention should be given to inspection of foundation for any significant movement or cracks that resulted in a damage.
- Visually inspect the platform to ensure that it is free from debris.
- Check Pit-mounted truck scales for possible ponding of water, debris build-up or other damage to the leading edge of foundations.
- Check to ensure digital display reads zero before a vehicle drives onto the platform.
- Check the scale for measurement accuracy.
Common deficiencies that can be found during the annual inspection of the scales are as follows:
- Scale being out of calibration
- Too much swing in the platform
- Segment burnt out on the indicator
- Faulty load cell
Based on the findings of the inspection report, following corrective/preventative actions may need to be taken:
- Performing Calibration
- Adjustment to bumper bolts
- Replacement of displays
- Replacement of load cells
Rotaflow is a registered organization with Measurement Canada. We conduct Measurement Canada inspections and preventive and corrective maintenance on retail and bulk fuel sites If you want to arrange an inspection at your site, feel free to contact us for a quote.