APPROVAL OF NEW TYPE METER FOR MEASURING BEER
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
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
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division