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20.55.05.00.htm 20.55.05.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 55 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY GAS COMPANIES Chapter 05 Metering Requirements ― General Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-121, 5-101, and 7-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.55.05.01.htm 20.55.05.01. 01 Metering of Gas.. A. Customer Use. All gas sold by a utility shall be on the basis of meter measurement, except for installations where the usage is constant and the consumption may readily be computed, or as provided for in its filed rates.B. Utility Use. Wherever practicable, consumption of gas within the utility itself, or by administrative units associated with it, shall be metered, except for installations where the usage is constant and the consumption may
20.55.05.02.htm 20.55.05.02. 02 Commission Approval.. A. Meters. Before any meter may be installed for use for revenue billing purposes, the type and design of the meter shall be approved by the Commission.B. Correcting Devices. Before any pressure or temperature device may be used for the purpose of correcting the registration of a meter, the type and design of the device or devices shall be approved by the Commission.C. Testing Equipment. Before any type of prover or other item of testing eq
20.55.05.03.htm 20.55.05.03. 03 Metering Installations.. A. Condition. A meter may not be installed if it is mechanically defective, has incorrect constants, or has not been tested, and adjusted if necessary.B. Capacity. The capacity of the metering installation and the index mechanism should be consistent with the gas requirements of the customer.
20.55.05.04.htm 20.55.05.04. 04 Meter Multiplier.. If it is necessary to apply a multiplier such as 10, 100, 1000, etc. to a meter reading to obtain the actual consumption, the information shall be shown on the face of the meter register.
20.55.05.05.htm 20.55.05.05. 05 Meter Reading Interval.. Meters shall be read at approximate monthly intervals, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.
20.55.05.06.htm 20.55.05.06. 06 Meter Reading Records.. The meter reading sheets, cards, or records from which bills are prepared shall show:. A. Customer's name, address, and rate schedule;. B. Identifying number or description of the meter;. C. Meter readings;. D. Date of meter reading;. E. If the reading has been estimated;. F. Any applicable fixed multiplier or constant..
20.55.05.07.htm 20.55.05.07. 07 Inventory Records.. Each utility shall maintain records of each meter and associated metering device which will identify each item as to its design, capacity, and application. The identifying information may include, as applicable: manufacturer, number, type, capacity, multiplier, constants, pressure rating, and compensated index with associated pressure.
20.55.05.08.htm 20.55.05.08. 08 History Records.. Each utility shall maintain records for each meter and associated metering device, which shall show, as applicable, the date of installation, the date of removal from service, and the location at the present address.
20.55.05.09.htm 20.55.05.09. 09 Test Records.. Each utility shall maintain the latest test records for each meter which shall include the following:A. The date and reason for the test;. B. The reading of the meter before making any test;. C. The proof "as found" at check flow;. D. The proof "as left" at check and full rated flow; and. E. If a test of the meter is made by using a working standard other than a bell prover, the utility shall retain all data taken at the time of the test in sufficiently complet
20.55.05.9999.htm 20.55.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1964 (Order No. 55567). Chapter revised effective October 21, 1974 (Order No. 60922). Regulation .06F amended effective February 7, 2000 (27:2 Md. R. 146).
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