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TEC 6 - Accurate Determination of Glass Container Capacity

TEC 6 - Accurate Determination of Glass Container Capacity

Glass container manufacturers are obliged to make frequent, accurate determinations of the capacity of containers produced.  This must be carried out day and night, close to the production area.  Large quantities of water are used daily, so there is no question of using distilled water or water whose temperature is accurately controlled.

A great many variables are involved if consistent results between customers and suppliers are to be assured.  This publication presents the main variables and their relative importance and sets out a practical and easy-to-use method for reliably determining container capacity in the glassworks and in the bottling hall.

Towns tap water is used and, providing its temperature can be accurately measured, the results have a precision consistent with current legislation and commercial requirements over the size range of glass containers commonly used in retail packaging.

The factors given in this publication are in accordance with those commonly used in the UK by glass manufacturers, customers, glass users, and legislative authorities.  For practical purposes, they also give similar results to those obtained using the conversion factors recommended by CETIE in Data Sheet DT9, entitled “Factors to Convert the Mass of Water, in gm, to Trace Volume in ml, as required by the Measuring Container Directive, 75/107/EEC.

Current version: 1994  (electronic)

Priced at £30 per copy, but available to British Glass Members free of charge.

Free download only available for British Glass members.
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Because of the differences in the various methods of manufacture, the industry is divided into 5 main sections under the general headings: Container glass; flat glass; scientific/technical glass; domestic glass; and fibre glass.


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