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香港---自愿性用水效益标签计划,修订洗衣机指引Hong Kong, Voluntary Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme, revision of washing machine guidelines
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香港特别行政区(香港特区)发出修订公告,修订自愿性洗衣机用水效益标签计划的计划文件。

该计划的修订生效时间为2021年5月1日至2026年4月30日。

与以前的要求相比,主要变化如下:

1. 在香港推行WELS采取了一种混合的方法,即强制使用一些指定的节水洗衣机,并在零售市场自愿贴上标签。

2. 机电工程署现每年对已注册的洗衣机进行测试。

3.WELS标签和分级保持不变。

4. 第1类洗衣机(卧式滚筒洗衣机)应符合IEC 60456第5版。二类(叶轮型或搅拌器型)洗衣机仍符合JIS c9606标准。

注:根据水务署的说法,IEC 60456第4版和第5版中与测试程序有关的章节是相同的。不需要重新测试。根据IEC 60456第4版进行的测试程序的结果适用于采用IEC 60456第5版的现行WELS计划文件。

注意:

1. 除了已获认可处认可的ISO/IEC 17025测试实验所外,水务署亦以下列准则接受内部实验所的测试结果及证书:

实验室根据自愿EELS评估及认可

由制造商、进口商或其他相关方自行申报-符合ISO/IEC 17025的内部实验室

制造商按照公认的国际质量体系运作

制造商或进口商或相关方的内部实验室已根据完善的评估程序成功地进行了产品能效性能测试。

2. 申请人须履行的义务载于形式申请信内,该申请信亦载于水务署网页

https://www.wsd.gov.hk/filemanager/common/pdf/ApplicationForm/en/proforma_letter_of_application_washing_machine.pdf

Effective Date: 2021-05-01

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) issue an amendment notice on revising the scheme document on the voluntary water efficiency Labelling scheme on washing machines. 

The revision of the Scheme is effective from May 1, 2021, until April 30, 2026.

Major changes from the previous requirements:

1. Implementation of WELS in Hong Kong adopts a mixed approach wherein Mandatory use of some designated water-efficient washing machines and voluntary labeling in the retail market.

2. Annual testing on the registered washing machines is now conducted by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD).

3. The WELS label and grading remain unchanged.

4. Washing machines under category 1 (Horizontal drum type washing machines) shall comply with IEC 60456 5th edition. Category 2 (impeller type or agitator type) washing machines remain to comply with JIS C 9606.

Note: According to WSD, the sections related to testing procedures are the same in both IEC 60456 4th and 5th Edition. A re-test is not required. The results of the test procedure conducted under IEC 60456 4th Edition apply to the current WELS Scheme Document which adopts the 5th edition of IEC 60456.

Note:

1. Apart from ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratories accredited by HKAS, the WSD accepts results and certificates also from In-house laboratory with the following criteria:

  1. Laboratory assessed and recognized under the Voluntary EELS
  2. Self-declaration by the manufacturer, importer or other related parties - in-house laboratory with ISO/IEC 17025
  3. The manufacturer is operating according to a recognized international quality system
  4. The manufacturer’s or importer’s or related parties’ in-house laboratory has been successfully carrying out tests on product energy efficiency performance with well-established assessment procedures.

2. Applicants obligation is set out in the Proforma letter of application which is also available on the Water Supplies Department’s website: https://www.wsd.gov.hk/filemanager/common/pdf/ApplicationForm/en/proforma_letter_of_application_washing_machine.pdf