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Energy Performance Standards for star labeled Washing Machine (with or without heating devices utilizing cold or hot water supply) for household and similar use, with effect from 1st January, 2024- (Ministry of Power) (26 Oct 2023)

MANU/POWR/0062/2023

Power and Energy

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of section 14 of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (52 of 2001), the Central Government, in consultation with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, hereby specifies, the following Energy Performance Standards for star labeled Washing Machine (with or without heating devices utilizing cold or hot water supply) for household and similar use, with effect from 1st January, 2024, namely :-

1. Every washing machine being manufactured, imported, or sold in India shall,-

(a) meet the compliance standards as specified under the scope of IEC 60456:2010 (as amended from time to time);

(b) meet the minimum requirement for, if any,-

(i) Wash performance;

(ii) Rinse performance;

(iii) Energy Consumption;

(iv) Water consumption ; and

(v) Water extraction performance (residual water content).

(c) Meet the compliance with safety requirements from clauses 8 to 32 as specified under IS 302-2-7 (as amended from time to time) and compliance with the safety requirement listed in clauses 14, 17, 18,19, 22, 24, 30,31 and 32 of IS 302-2-7 may be submitted within a period of six months from date of commencement of notification .

2. This energy consumption standard does not apply to.-

(a) appliance intended exclusively for industrial purposes;

(b) washing machines for commercial laundries; and

(c) appliance intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).

3. The star rating shall be based on per-cycle energy consumption per kg (kilowatt hour per cycle per kilogram), with energy consumption measured as per methodology specified in IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time if any.

4. Definitions.--

For the purposes of this notification, the expressions,-

(a) Automatic washing machine means where the load is fully treated by the machine without the need for user intervention at any point during the programme prior to its completion.

NOTE: Examples of user intervention could include manual fill (non- automatic water level), transfer of the load between a washing drum and a spin extractor drum or manual draining.

(b) Cycle means a complete washing process, as defined by the programme selected, consisting of a series of operations (wash, rinse, spin, etc.) and including any operations that occur after the completion of the programme.

(c) "Family of models" means the range of models of a particular brand, to which a single set of test reports is applicable and where each of the models has the same physical characteristics, wash capacity, wash performance, energy consumption, water consumption, and other performance characteristics.

(d) "Label" means any written, printed, marked, stamped or graphic matter affixed to, or appearing, the washing machine.

(e) "Semi-Automatic (manual) washing machine" means a washing machine where the machine requires user intervention at one or more points during the programme to enable the machine to proceed to the next operation.

(f) "Validity of Labe" means the validity period of per-cycle energy consumption per kg under energy labeling plan specified in this schedule.

(g) "Washing machine" means appliance for cleaning and rinsing of textiles using water which may also have a means of extracting excess water from the textiles.

5. Star level or star rating plan.--

(1) "Star rating or star level" means the level of energy consumption per cycle displayed on the label of the washing machine. The available stars are between a minimum of one and a maximum of five shown in one star interval. The star rating is calculated from the Star Rating Band as specified table provided in notification.

6. Tolerance Limit.--

(1) Each unit tested shall comply with minimum qualification requirements of measured wash performance, water extraction performance, water consumption (maximum) and rinse performance.

(2) There shall be no tolerance for minimum qualification criteria.

(3) Tolerance wherever specified in IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time shall be considered.

(4) There is no negative tolerance for the Star Rating Bands. All tested products must meet the minimum threshold for each Star Rating Band.

(5) The scope for manufacturing tolerance and other variations shall be accounted by the manufacturer or permittee while determining the Star Rating of a particular model.

7. Minimum qualification requirements.--

(1) The product should conform to all the requirements specified in ―Table 1 for front loaders‖ and ―Table 2 for top loaders and semi- automatic washing machine‖ tested in accordance with IEC 60456: 2010 as amended from time to time

(2) BIS certification mark or Quality System Certification as per ISO: 9000 should be required.

(3) The product shall meet all the safety requirement specified in IS 302-2-7 as amended from time to time.

(4) The manufacturer shall submit test report from a lab accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories or International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation or Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation which can be a third party test lab or manufacturer own test lab capable of testing as per IEC 60456: 2010 as amended from time to time.

8. Testing methods.--

(1) For the purpose of determining the star level of a washing machine, the test standards has been specified in notification.

9. The wash or rinse cycles to be used for determination of various performance parameters shall be as follows.-

(1) Standard cotton 30oC programme for top loaders (with or without heating device) and semi-automatic;

(2) Standard cotton 60 oC programme for front loaders (with or without heating device).

Note: Inlet water temperature shall be 35oC ' 5oC for testing purpose.

10. Wash performance.--

(1) The wash performance test of the washing machine shall be conducted as per IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time. and the wash performance test shall be carried out at the wash or rinse programme mentioned in clause 9; and as amended from time to time.

The wash performance values are with respect to Wascator values provided that the guidelines and specifications with respect to testing procedure and protocols of IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time.

NOTE: the value of wash performance shall be indicated as a percentage.

11. Rinse performance.--

The rinse performance test of the washing machine shall be conducted as per IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time and the rinse performance test shall be carried out at the wash or rinse programme mentioned in clause 9.

12. Energy and water consumption per program cycle.--

(1) The per-cycle energy and water consumption of the washing machine shall be calculated as per IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time and the test shall be carried out at the wash or rinse programme mentioned in clause 9; and

(2) The energy consumption and water consumption values obtained from the test shall be divided by the washing machine's capacity and reported as per-cycle energy consumption per kg and per-cycle water consumption per kg respectively.

13. Water extraction performance (residual water content).--

The residual water content in the base load shall be calculated as per IEC 60456:2010 as amended from time to time. The test shall be carried out at the wash or rinse programme mentioned in clause 9.

14. Test report.-- The results of test of each unit shall be reported in Annexure A.

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