Fuel/Gas inspections are conducted annually and without prior notice to the business.
Numerous items are included in the inspection examination procedure including, but not limited to, the following:
Accuracy of the device measurement
Readability of the device display
Correctness of the price calculation
Condition/functionality of the hose, nozzle, device housing
Overall, there is an average 6.5% inspection examination failure rate annually.
Accuracy of measurement errors account for a 3% device failure rate. These errors are as small as 3 ounces on 5 gallons of a gas/fuel purchases.
Cumberland County purchased a Mobile Test Measure Unit for Weights and Measures Inspections of Gas/Fuel pumps in 2005. This unit, enhances overall efficiency and productivity of gas/fuel inspections conducted by the County Weights and Measures Office.