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SR 1983 No. 64 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate01-Jun-1983
Tabled HR23-Aug-1983
Gazetted 24 May 1983
Date of repeal 10 Jan 1999
Repealed by National Measurement Regulations 1999

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Statutory Rules 1983 No. 641

Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Act 1960.

Dated 17 May 1983.

N. M. STEPHEN

Governor-General

By His Excellency's Command,

(sgd) Barry Jones

Minister of State for Science and Technology

The candela

1. Regulation 56 of the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is repealed and the following regulation substituted:

“56. The candela is the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of the frequency 540 x 1012 hertz and has a radiant intensity in that direction of  watt per steradian.”.

2. After Division 30 of Part II of the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations the following Divisions are inserted:

“Division 31Magnetic flux

Units of measurement of magnetic flux

“69. (1) The units of measurement of magnetic flux are the units specified in column 2 of Schedule 30a.

“(2) A unit of measurement specified in an item in Schedule 30a is related to the weber as specified in column 3 of that Schedule in that item.

“(3) A unit of measurement specified in an item in Schedule 30a may be referred to by the symbol specified in column 4 of that Schedule in that item.

S.R.20/83 Cat. No.                                                  Recommended retail price 20c                                                     10/11.2.1983


The weber

“70. The weber is the magnetic flux that, linking a circuit of one turn, produces in that circuit an electromotive force of 1 volt if the magnetic flux is reduced to zero at a uniform rate in 1 second.

“Division 32Magnetic flux density

Units of measurement of magnetic flux density

“71. (1) The unit of measurement of magnetic flux density are the units specified in column 2 of Schedule 30b.

“(2) A unit of measurement specified in an item in Schedule 30b is related to the tesla as specified in column 3 of that Schedule in that item.

“(3) A unit of measurement specified in an item in Schedule 30b may be referred to by the symbol specified in column 4 of that Schedule in that item.

The tesla

“72. The tesla is the magnetic flux density that results if a magnetic flux of 1 weber is uniformly distributed over a plane 1 square metre in area, the direction of the magnetic flux density being perpendicular to that plane.”.

Prescribed amount for the purposes of sub-section 18a (4) of the Act

3. Regulation 84 of the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is amended by omitting “$32,227” and substituting “$40,499”.

Schedule 2

4. Schedule 2 to the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is amended by omitting from column 3 in item 1 “108” and substituting “106”.

Schedule 8

5. Schedule 8 to the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is repealed and the following Schedule substituted:

“SCHEDULE 8                                           Regulation 22

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Name of unit

Frequency in hertz

Symbol

1

terahertz .....................................................................

1012

THz

2

gigahertz .....................................................................

109

GHz

3

megahertz ...................................................................

106

MHz

4

kilohertz .....................................................................

103

kHz

5

Hertz...........................................................................

1

Hz

6

millihertz ....................................................................

10-3

mHz

7

revolution per minute..................................................

1/60

r/min

8

revolution per second .................................................

1

r/s”.


Schedule 13

6. Schedule 13 to the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is amended by omitting item 7 and substituting the following items:

“7

nanowatt ....................................................................................

109

nW

8

picowatt......................................................................................

10-12

pW

9

horsepower.................................................................................

745.7

hp”.

Schedule 14

7. Schedule 14 to the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is amended by omitting items 5 and 6 and substituting the following items:

“5

millipascal............................................................................

10-3

mPa

6

micropascal..........................................................................

10-6

μPa

7

millibar.................................................................................

100

mb or mbar

8

millimetre of mercury...........................................................

133.322 19

mmHg”.

Insertion of Schedules 30a and 30b

8. After Schedule 30 to the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations the following Schedules are inserted:

“SCHEDULE 30a                                       Regulation 69

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT OF MAGNETIC FLUX

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Name of unit

Magnetic flux in webers

Symbol

1

weber.............................................................................

1

Wb

2

milliweber......................................................................

10-3

mWb

3

microweber....................................................................

10-6

μWb

“SCHEDULE 30b                                       Regulation 71

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT OF MAGNETIC FLUX DENSITY

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Name of unit

Magnetic flux density in teslas

Symbol

1

tesla...............................................................................

1

T

2

millitesla........................................................................

10-3

mT

3

microtesla......................................................................

106

μT

4

nanotesla........................................................................

10-9

nT”.

NOTES

1. Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 24 May 1983.

2. Statutory Rules 1961 No. 142 as amended by 1963 No. 126; 1964 No. 146; 1965 No. 13; 1968 No. 150; 1970 No. 40; 1972 Nos. 62, 133 and 160; 1973 Nos. 68 and 253; 1977 No. 150; 1979 No. 65; 1981 No. 195.

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