The draft regulations provide for inspection in use and controls for measuring instruments which are prescribed for the purposes of the Metrology Act 1996 for a measuring task by the Legal Metrology (Prescribed Instruments) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 505 of 2019) and which have undergone conformity assessment in accordance with Directive 2014/32/EU.
Draft Legal Metrology (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
The draft regulations amend the Legal Metrology (General) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 353 of 2008) by providing for in-service controls, including inspections, for certain measuring instruments that are lawfully made available on the market and put into use for the purposes set down in the Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Act 2017 in accordance with the provsions of Directive 2014/34/EU.
The draft regulations amend regulations 2, 3, 8, 9, 20, 22, 29, 32, 39 and 68 of S.I. No. 353 of 2008 providing for in-service inspection and reverification of Flowmeter measuring systems, Automatic Catchweighers, Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments, Automatic Discontinuous Totalisers, Automatic Continuous Totalisers (Beltweighers), Taximeters, Material Measures of Length, Capacity Serving Measures, Dimensional Measuring
Maximum permissible errors are set down for the instruments performance in use which are identical or in-excess of those applicable under Directive 2014/32/EU. If exceeded the instrument must be taken the instrument out of service for the purpose of trade. A repaired or adusted instrument must be again verified as complying with an applicable EU type approval or EU design approval and maximum permissible errors equivalent to those applicable under Directive 2014/32/EU before it can be returned to use for the purpose of trade.
Draft regulation 14 corrects the table relating to national control of intoxicating liquor dispensers to for mpe values.
Penalties for non-compliance with the regulations are set down in the Metrology Act 1996