DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Appliances – Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Update

DOE Publishes a Final Rule Pertaining to Test Procedures for Refrigeration Products

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice Final Rule pertaining to test procedures for Refrigeration Products. On December 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to amend the test procedures for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers, and miscellaneous refrigeration products (collectively “refrigeration products”). That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for the final rule. Specifically, the test procedure amendments adopted in this final rule incorporates by reference the most recent version of the referenced industry standard, provide additional specifications regarding test setup and test conduct, and make additional corrections to the test procedures.     

  • The effective date of this rule is November 12, 2021.
  • The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting  April 11, 2022.
  • The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register November 12, 2021.
  • Find product information for Refrigeration Products including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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