APPROVAL OF THE POTTER BEER MONITORING
SYSTEM, MODEL SY-81-600
Brewers and others concerned:
Purpose. This circular is issued to inform you that a beer
monitoring system, Model SY-81-600, manufactured by the Potter
Aeronautical Corporation, Union, New Jersey, has been approved for
use in breweries in conjunction with approved Potter Flow Meters.
The system does not utilize a solenoid valve or other slow-flow cut-
off device; however, it is equipped with a 30-hour auxiliary power
supply and an independent power failure and flow rate recorder. This
device is placed behind a security door and provides on a strip tape
a permanent three-month record of operations. From such strip tape
record, a determination can be made of the date and extent of a power
failure and, also, within an accuracy of 5 percent, of a rate of flow
which falls below the established system minimum.
A revenue procedure on this matter will be published soon in the
Internal Revenue Bulletin.
Meters and monitoring systems previously approved. The following
beer meters and monitoring systems 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,
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 manu-
factured by the Fischer and Porter Company, Warminster,
Pennsylvania. (Rev. Proc. 64-2, C.B. 1964-1 (Part 1),
6. A. O. Smith Model SY-81 meter, equipped with Model 1537
Security System. (Rev. Proc. 65-30, C.B. 1965-2, 1024.)
7. Fischer and Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring
System SE #5264, manufactured by the Fischer and Porter
Company, Warminster, Pennsylvania. (Rev. Proc. 66-9,
C.B. 1966-1, 621.)
8. Fischer and Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring
System SE #5281, manufactured by the Fischer and Porter
Company, Warminster, Pennsylvania. (Rev. Proc. 66-14,
C.B. 1966-1, 628.)
Controls. On all electronic metering systems, the panels
containing the totalizers, the means of setting adjustment factors,
and the power failure and flow rate recorders are to be kept under
separate lock or seal 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 Procedure 66-14.
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.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division