The hectolitre mass of cereals
The hectolitre mass of cereals is a further assessment criterion. It is determined by weighing a capacity measure filled in a specified way. Reference value is the value determined by the 20 I national standard instrument of the BEV.
In practice instruments for the determination of ¼ l and 1 l grain are used. They are traceable by tables to the measurement results of the 20 I national standard instrument.
Verification of the hectolitre mass standard
Hectolitre mass standards are subject to mandatory verification in Austria. Acceptable for verification are only instruments type approved by BEV or EEC approved in the frame of the agreement of the European Economic Area (EEA agreement). The verification of hectolitre mass standards is carried out by accredited verification bodies in Austria. The interval for subsequent verification is 2 years.