Determination of alcohol content

Spirit producers have to use an alcoholometer in accordance with recommendation R44 (edition 1985) of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) to determine the alcohol content of their spirits and ethanol mixtures. It determines both the alcohol content expressed as a volume percent and the temperature of the mixture in degrees Celsius. Given that the alcohol content changes depending on the temperature, the strength always has to be given at the reference temperature of 20 °Celsius.

Alcohol calculation program for PCs and app for iPhones and Android smartphones

There is an alcohol calculation program for PCs and an app called Calco for quick and reliable conversions. The program is available for download below, and the operating instructions are also provided.

Verification with an XML interface

Thanks to an XML interface, the verification program can easily be integrated in other applications. The data has to be entered in an XML file for the calculation, added to the program and then the calculation started. The calculated values are shown like the entered data in an XML file, and further processing is thus simple. 

Contact

Federal Customs Administration
Alcohol and tobacco division
Route de la Mandchourie 25
2800 Delémont

Tel.
+41 58 462 65 00
Fax
+41 58 463 18 28

spirituosen@ezv.admin.ch

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