Round Robin Testing – Water Heaters
DOE has initiated round robin testing of water heaters. Each test lab shall test the selected water heaters in strict accordance with the test procedure indicated in Table 1, including all tests necessary to measure and calculate the key metrics listed in Table 1. Each participating lab will test the four (4) selected water heaters in accordance with the DOE test procedure three (3) times for a total of twelve (12) tests.
DOE is now accepting requests for test slots!
See Schedule below.
|Appliance Type||Applicable DOE Test Procedure from 10 CFR Part 430 Subpart B||Key Performance Metrics for Each Test|
|Gas-Fired Storage Water Heater||Appendix E, Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Water Heaters [66 FR 4497, Jan. 17, 2001]||Energy Factor|
|First Hour Rating [gallon]|
|Gas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heater||Appendix E, Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Water Heaters [66 FR 4497, Jan. 17, 2001]||Energy Factor|
|Appliance Type||Number of test Units||Test/Unit||Total Tests|
|Gas-Fired Storage Water Heater||2||3||6|
|Gas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heater||2||3||6|
The applicable test procedure is located at Appendix E, to Subpart B of 10 CFR Part 430.
Schedule updated 06-03-11.
DOE is accepting requests for test slots. Each test slot represents the period from receipt of test unit(s) to submittal of test reports and preparation of test unit(s) for shipment. All shipment locations must be within the U.S. or Canada.
Interested labs are encouraged to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their first and second choice of test slot. Available test slots are listed as "Open" in the schedule below.
|Week Ending||WH 1||WH 2||WH 3||WH 4|
|15-Jul-11||Slot 1 – Independent Lab
|19-Aug-11||Slot 2 – Independent Lab
|23-Sep-11||Slot 3 – Manufacturer Lab
|28-Oct-11||Slot 4 – Independent Lab
|2-Dec-11||Slot 5 – Manufacturer Lab
|6-Jan-11||Slot 6 – Manufacturer Lab