India India adds deep freezers to voluntary scheme of Standards & Labeling Programme.

On March 5, 2020, India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) announced the addition of deep freezers to the voluntary list of products covered by the Standards & Labeling Programme. The programme covers deep freezers of top access type, basically the chest freezers having a storage volume up to and including 1000 liters, with both hard top and glass top (sliding, hinged and curved) and their rated voltage not exceeding 250 V ac 50 Hz for single phase and 415 V ac 50 Hz for three phase ac, as specified under the scope of IS 7872 with all amendments.

The star rating parameters as follows are used for determining Star Rating Bands for a particular model.
Star Rating Band (SRB) = Kdc * V+ Cdc
Kdc = Constant Multiplier (kWh/Liter/Year)
V = Storage Volume (Liter)
Cdc = Constant Fixed Allowance (kWh/Year)

 

Hard Top Chest Freezers

(Valid from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021)

Star rating Annual Energy Consumption (Et) in kWh/year at 38 ºC
1 Star 4.23*V + 126.65 ≤ AEC < 5.07*V + 151.98
2 Star 3.52*V+ 105.54 ≤ AEC < 4.23*V + 126.65
3 Star 2.82*V + 84.43 ≤ AEC < 3.52*V+ 105.54
4 Star 2.25*V + 67.55 ≤ AEC < 2.82*V + 84.43
5 Star AEC < 2.25*V + 67.55

 

Glass Top Chest Freezers

(Valid from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021)

Star rating Annual Energy Consumption (Et) in kWh/year at 38 ºC
1 Star 7.68*V + 511.17 ≤ AEC < 9.21*V + 613.40
2 Star 6.40*V+ 425.97 ≤ AEC < 7.68*V + 511.17
3 Star 5.12*V + 340.78 ≤ AEC < 6.40*V+ 425.97
4 Star 4.09*V + 272.62 ≤ AEC < 5.12*V + 340.78
5 Star AEC < 4.09*V + 272.62

 

Example of the label and its contents:

  1. Star level
  2. Electricity Consumption per Year
  3. Label Period
  4. Appliance: Top access deep freezer
  5. Brand
  6. Model Name/Number
  7. Year of Manufacturing
  8. Type : Hard Top / Glass Top
  9. Storage Volume
  10. BEE-logo
  11. Unique Series code

The specifications of deep freezers for the programme can be downloaded from the following URL (in English)
https://www.beestarlabel.com/Content/Files/DFR_Label.pdf

Author / Responsibility

YAMANOUCHI Kengo

Senior Research Associate, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

Business Performance

In charge of South Asia (India, Bangladesh, etc.), South Korea, Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, etc.) and Turkey for managing infomation on the environmental regulations

Background

MA, Environment, Development and Policy, University of Sussex

YAMANOUCHI Kengo