Refrigerator Testing

Refrigerator Testing

Types of Refrigerator:

Refrigerator (fridge) is a home/Commercial appliance consisting of a thermally insulating compartment/Area and a heating Zone (mechanical, electronic) shift or transfer heat from inside to its outside environment so that its inside is cooling to a temperature below the room temperature or set temperature.

Ice-Lined refrigerators are designed for storage of vaccines, pharmaceutical products, blood bag and samples etc. at a temperature range of 2°C to 8°C. They have a lining of Ice packs hence the name. For long hold-over times should there be a power failure, a PUF insulating material is provided.

Combined refrigerators consist of two more or less equally-sized compartments: a fridge compartment up above and a freezer compartment down below.

refrigerator testing

Refrigerator/ Ice-lined refrigerator/ combined refrigerator-icepack freezer for safety testing following standard are applicable:

  • IEC 60335-1:  Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: (General requirements)
  • IEC60335-2-24: Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers.
  • WHO/PQS/E03/RF03.1: Performance Specification: Ice-lined refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer: compression cycle.               

Why Require IEC/EN/WHO Tested Refrigerators?

  • Refrigerator are responsible for 50% of global electricity use in the survey.
  • IEC/EN/WHO standards have contributed to the development of energy efficient Refrigerators systems through the internationally relevant test Standard like IEC/EN 60335-1, IEC/EN 60335-2-24 and WHO/PQS/EO3/RF03.1 etc.
  • It’s helps to find the faults in Refrigerators in the normal and abnormal conditions.
  • Performance related standard improve the working performance to get better output.

What are Benefits of Testing?

  • Increase use-age life of the refrigerators.
  • Save money & save energy as well with using star rating product or CE certified components
  • Provide faith in product
  • Improve safety of the product
  • Improve performance as well
  • Provide safety to user

List of major Tests under IEC/EN 60335-1 & IEC/EN 60335-2-24

Sr. NoTitle of test
1.Marking and instructions
2.Protection against access to live parts
3.Power input and current
4. Heating
5. Leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature
6. Transient over voltages
7. Moisture resistance
8.Leakage current and electric strength
9. Endurance
10.Abnormal operation
11Mechanical strength
12. Mechanical strength
13. Construction
14.Internal wiring
16.Supply connection test  & external flexible cords test
17.Terminals for external conductors
18.Provision for earthing
19.Screws and connections
20.Clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation
21.Resistance to heat and fire
22.Resistance to rusting

List of major Tests under WHO/PQS/EO3/RF03.1 etc.

Sr. NoTitle of test
1.Type examination
2.Test temperatures
3.Cool-down Test
4. Stable running and power consumption test
5. Stable running and power consumption test
6. Icepack freezing capacity Test
7. Holdover time Test
8.Day/night test
9. Compressor starting test
10.Minimum rated ambient temperature test

ITC INDIA: Is Capable of Testing all Refrigerators for the safety as per IEC/EN 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-24, and WHO/PQS/EO3/RF03.1 Including all Electrical safety standard.

Our Goal: Electrical /Electronic device testing, certification, and evaluation for compliance to Product Safety requirements for demonstrating basic safety and essential performance as per IEC/EN 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-24, and WHO/PQS/EO3/RF03.1 all related standard

“To Evaluate the Best & Reduce the waste”

ITC INDIA is a NABL/BIS/TEC Approved Testing laboratory as 17025.

ITC INDIA is doing the Safety Testing for all Type of Refrigerators on urgent basis to give our best services (for vaccine storage Refrigerators).