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Industry Circular

Number: 63-21
Date: November 13, 1963

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


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Brewers and others concerned:

Purpose. The purpose of this circular is to inform you that the Fischer & Porter Co., "Tamper-Proof Turbine Meter and Totalizer System" is approved for measuring beer in breweries.

Background. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, after a series of tests and evaluations, has determined that the "Tamper-Proof Turbine Meter and Totalizer System", manufactured by Fischer & Porter Co., Warminster, Pennsylvania, is suitable for use for measuring beer for packaging or transfer to brewery bottling houses.

Controls. The panel containing the totalizers and means of setting adjustment factors is to be kept under separate lock and key under Government control. The brewer will control all other operating controls.

Installation and test. For testing brewers' meters, the Division ordi- narily 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 -- provision must be made to test such brewery meters at a lesser rate of flow.

Inquiries. Inquiries concerning this circular should refer to its number and be addressed to your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax.

Dwight Avis

Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

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