Measure and calibration law

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Basic data
Title: Measure and calibration law
Long title: Federal Act of 5 July 1950 on Measures and Weights (Measures and Weights Act - MEG)
Abbreviation: MEG
Type: Federal law
Scope: Republic of Austria
Reference: Federal Law Gazette No. 152/1950 (NR: GP VI RV 159 AB 172 p. 28. BR: p. 55.)
Date of law: June 5th 1950
Effective date: November 18, 1950
Last change: Federal Law Gazette I No. 72/2017
Please note the note on the applicable legal version !

The Federal Act of July 5, 1950 on Measurement and Verification ( Measure and Verification Act - MEG ) is an Austrian federal law consisting of five parts. It implements Directive 80/181 / EEC and Directive 2004/22 / EC on measuring instruments into Austrian law.


First part

The first part regulates the legal units of measurement in § 1 to § 5 . § 3 regulates among other things the intentions for units of measure .

Second part

The second part is divided into sections A to F and controls in the § 7 to § 57 the Eichwesen . Among other things, the calibration obligation of measuring devices in official and legal transactions, in health, safety and transport, and for environmental protection are specified in more detail. In addition, the responsibility for monitoring dispensing vessels and prepackages is regulated, and the administrative structure and the official calibration procedures are defined. The second part closes with the regulation of costs and fees.

third part

The third part comprises (after deletion of Sections 58–59) Sections 60 to 62a and regulates the testing system. This consists of an inspection service and public weighing institutes.

fourth part

The fourth part consists only of § 63 and contains penal provisions. Are Threatens fines up to € 10,900.

Part five

In the fifth part, transitional and final provisions are dealt with in Sections 64 to 72 .

List of legal entities in Austria with special names

Unit name Unit symbol size
amp A. electric current
Ar a Area of ​​land and parcels
Atomic mass unit u Mass in atomic physics
bar bar pressure
Barn b Cross section
Becquerel Bq Activity of a radioactive substance
Bel B. Power ratio, energy ratio
Candela CD Light intensity
Coulomb C. electric charge, amount of electricity
decibel dB Power ratio, energy ratio
diopter dpt Refractive index of optical systems
Electron volt eV Energy in atomic physics
farad F. electrical capacitance
Gon gon flat angle
Degree ° flat angle
centigrade ° C Celsius temperature
Gram G Dimensions
Gray Gy Absorbed dose, specific energy, kerma, absorbed dose index
Hectares Ha Area of ​​land and parcels
Henry H Inductance
hertz Hz frequency
Joules J Energy, work, amount of heat
Catal cat catalytic activity
Kelvin K thermodynamic temperature
kilogram kg Dimensions
liter l, L volume
Lumens lm Luminous flux
lux lx Illuminance
meter m length
metric carat Mass of precious stones
Millimeter mercury mmHg Blood pressure and other body fluid pressures
minute min time
Mole mol Amount of substance
Newton N force
Grad gon flat angle
New minutes c flat angle
New second cc flat angle
ohm Ω electrical resistance
Pascal Pa pressure
Radians wheel flat angle
second s time
Siemens S. electrical conductance
Sievert Sv Equivalent dose
Steradian sr Solid angle
hour H time
Day d time
Tesla T magnetic flux density
Tex tex linear mass of textile fibers and yarns
ton t Dimensions
Var var Reactive power in electrical energy technology
Var second vars electrical reactive energy
Varstunde varh electrical reactive energy
Full angle flat angle
volt V electrical potential, electrical voltage
Volt ampere second VAs apparent electrical energy
Volt ampere hour VAh apparent electrical energy
Volt amperes VA apparent electrical power
watt W. Power, energy flow
Watt hour Wh Work, energy
Weber Wb magnetic river
Arc second flat angle
Arc minute ' flat angle
Source: § 2

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