Important Facts

  1. Inaccurate meters can cause thousands of dollars in lost profits each year, even when they are within the nationally accepted tolerance
  2. If you have a meter off by just one cubic inch per 5 gallons, you give away almost one gallon (.8658) per one thousand gallons pumped. If you pump 50,000 gallons per month, through out-of-calibration meters, you give away 43.29 gallons every month.
  3. A meter that is off by 6 cubic inches (the allowable tolerance in most states) gives away almost 260 gallons per 50,000 dispensed. And that means you're pumping away profits!

Notice:

If you're wondering if, to allow for anticipated wear, your meters can be adjusted to your advantage withing the allowable tolerance that answer is -- NO!



"Equipment in service at a single place of business found to be in error predominantly in a direction favorable to the device user and near the tolerance limit shall not be considered maintained in a proper operating condition"

-Weights and Measures Handbook 44