Thailand Thailand sets out MEPS for washing machines

Ministry of Industry of Thailand set out a minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) for household washing machines by publishing “Ministerial Regulation regarding designation of washing machines for household use as an industrial product which shall conform to industrial standard prescribing requirements for energy efficiency” in the Royal Gazette on 31 August 2021 by virtue of Industrial Product Standard Act. The regulation mandates household washing machines to conform with the Thai Industrial Standard for Clothes Washing Machines for Household Use – Energy Efficiency Requirements (TIS 1462-2562 (2019)). The regulation will be effective 180 days after the announcement in the Royal Gazette.

Download the original text of the Ministerial Regulation at
http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2564/A/055/T_0024.PDF

 

About TIS 1462-2562 (2019)

The standard covers clothes washing machines for household and similar purposes, with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V for single-phase AC supply, with or without heating devices, and for cold and/or hot water supply, having standard washing capacity not exceeding 30 kg. It also deals with appliances for water extraction by centrifugal force and is applicable to appliances for both washing and drying textiles. This standard specifies energy efficiency requirements for clothes washing machines including scopes; definitions; types; general and energy efficiency requirements; marking and labeling.

The original text of the standard is available for purchase at Thai Industrial Standard Institute. Download the official announcement regarding the establishment of TIS 1462-2562 (2019)  at:
http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2564/E/019/T_0031.PDF