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