APPROVAL OF THE FISCHER & PORTER COMPANY MAGNETIC
METER MONITORING SYSTEM SE #5264
Brewers and others concerned:
Purpose. This circular is issued to inform you that a
Revenue Procedure, covering the approval of a new metering system,
will be published in an early issue of the Internal Revenue Bulletin.
The revenue procedure will publicize the approval of the Fischer &
Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring System SE #5264 for use
in metering beer in breweries under 26 CFR Part 245. This system
is the same as the approved Fischer & Porter Company Tamper-Proof
Meter and Totalizer System, announced in Revenue Procedure 64-2,
C.B. 1964-1 (Part 1) 641, except that a magnetic meter is used in
place of a turbine type meter.
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
Installation and Test. 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.
Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this industry circular should
refer to its number and should be addressed to the office of your
Assistant Regional Commissioner (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax).
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division