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India Launched Three New Products for BEE Voluntary Star Labeling Program

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched the Voluntary Star Labeling Program for three new products in March 2020.

Air conditioners

June 15, 2020

By: Kongpob Rattanakornkun, India Regulatory Program Expert

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched the Voluntary Star Labeling Program for three new products in March 2020. Please refer to the scope and reference standard of each product below:

Product

Reference standard

Scope

Light commercial air conditioners (A/C)

IS 1391 (Part 2) :2018 with all amendments

Covers A/C with the following criteria:

1) Single and three phases

2) Non-ducted and single-split A/C

3) Fixed and variable speed A/C

4) Rated capacity from 10.5 kW up to and including 18.0 kW of the vapor compression type

 

Deep freezers

IS 7872:2018 with all amendments

Covers deep freezers with following criteria:

1) Single and three phases

2) Top access type with both hard top and glass top (sliding, hinged and curved)

3) Storage volume ≤ 1,000 liters

 

Solar water heaters (SWHs)

IS 16368:2015

IS 12933 Part-1:2003

IS 12933 Part-2:2003

IS 12933 Part-3:2003

IS 12933 Part-5:2003

IS 16544:2015

IS 16543:2016

Covers all types of thermosyphon-based solar water heaters up to 500 liters storage capacity.

Does NOT cover SWHs with following criteria:

1) Concentrating collectors are used

2) Heat transfer fluid changes phase

3) Water temperature is ≥100 degrees Celsius

4) Unglazed flat-plate collectors are used

 

Customers who intend to apply the BEE voluntary label for these three new products can submit the application for registration with all applicable pre-requisite documents and a test report according to applicable Indian Standards to BEE for approval.

How we can help:

A test report under applicable Indian Standards is required for BEE voluntary label registration. We have laboratories in Thailand and China that provide the testing services according to Indian Standards for light commercial air conditioners, and our laboratory in India provides the testing service for deep freezers

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