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Industry Circular

Number: 66-5
Date: March 3, 1966

Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

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APPROVAL OF THE FISCHER & PORTER COMPANY MAGNETIC METER MONITORING SYSTEM SE #5281

Brewers and others concerned:

Purpose. This circular is issued to inform you of the provisions of a revenue procedure, pertaining to meters, which will be published in an early issue of the Internal Revenue Bulletin. The revenue procedure will announce the approval of the Fischer & Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring System SE #5281, manufactured by the Fischer & Porter Company, Warminster, Pennsylvania, and will, as set forth below, list all currently approved meters and the controls and restrictions pertaining to them, and supersede all prior revenue procedures pertaining to meters.

The newly approved metering system is a modification of the approved Fischer & Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring System SE #5264, announced in Revenue Procedure 66-9, I.R.B. 1966-6, 14. The modified system incorporates an auxiliary power supply which obviates the necessity for the solenoid valve and slow-flow cutoff features.

Meters previously approved. The following beer meters have been previously approved for metering beer in breweries under 26 CFR Part 245.

1. Figure 486 Xacto Meter, and Figure 786 Xacto Meter, manufactured by Bowser, Inc., Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

2. Pittsburgh Equitable Meter, manufactured by Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

3. Potter Flow Meter, equipped with Maximum Security System SY-81-4000, manufactured by the Potter Aeronautical Corporation, Union, New Jersey. (Rev. Proc. 58-22, C.B. 1958-2, 1140, as modified by Rev. Procs. 61-12, C.B. 1961-1, 899, and 65-7, C.B. 1965-1, 734.)

4. 2BL and 3BL Rotocycle Beer Meters, manufactured by Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, equipped with either registers approved for piston-type meters or the Brodie Register, Series 22265. (Rev. Proc. 60-30, C.B. 1960-2, 1008, as modified by Rev. Proc. 65-14, C.B. 1965-1, 825.

5. Tamper-Proof Turbine Meter and Totalizer System manufactured by the Fischer and Porter Company, Warminster, Pennsylvania. (Rev. Proc. 64-2, C.B. 1964-1 (Part 1), 641.)

6. A. O. Smith Model SY-81 meter, equipped with Model 1537 Security System. (Rev. Proc. 65-30, I.R.B. 1965-50, 41.)

7. Fischer and Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring System SE #5264, manufactured by the Fischer and Porter Company, Warminster, Pennsylvania. (Rev. Proc. 66-9, I.R.B. 1966-6, 14.)

Controls. On all electronic meters, the panels containing the totalizers and means of setting adjustment factors are to be kept under separate lock and key under Government control. The brewer will control all other operating controls.

Installation and test of meters. For testing brewers' meters, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division ordinarily has available only master meters having 2-inch flanged connections. Therefore, brewery meters must be so installed as to be readily tested by such 2-inch meters. Also, where brewery meters normally operate in excess of the maximum rate of flow for Government master meters (usually 90 to 100 gallons per minute) provisions must be made to test such brewery meters at a lesser rate of flow.

Effect on other documents. The new revenue procedure will supersede Revenue Procedures 58-22, 60-30, 61-12, 64-2, 65-7, 65-14, 65-30, and 66-9.

Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this industry circular should refer to its number and be addressed to the office of your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax.

Ralph Alkire

Ralph H. Alkire

Acting Director,

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

 
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