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Handbook 133 - 2014 Edition

Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods

as adopted by the 98th National Conference on Weights and Measures 2013

Table of Contents

  • Cover PDF
  • Full Document PDF
  • Title Page DOC | PDF
  • Table of Contents DOC | PDF
  • 2014 Amendments/Editorial Changes DOC | PDF
  • Foreword DOC | PDF
  • Committee Members and Past Chairmen DOC | PDF
  • Table of Acronyms DOC | PDF
  • Chapter 1. General Information DOC | PDF
  • Chapter 2. Basic Test Procedure - Gravimetric Testing DOC | PDF
  • Chapter 3. Test Procedures - For Packages Labeled by Volume DOC | PDF
  • Chapter 4. Test Procedures - Packages Labeled by Count, Linear Measures, Area, Thickness, and Combinations of Quantities DOC | PDF
  • Appendix A. Tables DOC | PDF
  • Appendix B. Random Number Tables DOC | PDF
  • Appendix C. Model Inspection Report Forms DOC | PDF
  • Appendix D. AOSA Rules for Testing Seeds DOC | PDF
  • Appendix E. General Tables of Units of Measurement DOC | PDF
  • Appendix F. Glossary DOC | PDF
  • Index DOC | PDF
  • References DOC | PDF

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Created October 25, 2013, Updated August 25, 2016