Introduction to Certification
Energy Efficiency Label Program (PBE)
The Brazilian Labeling Program (Programa Brasileiro de Etiquetagem, PBE) originated in an agreement signed by the Brazilian Ministry of Industry Trade the Brazilian Association of Electronics Electric Power (ABINEE) in 1984 under the intervention of the Ministry of Minerals Energy. According to the National Energy Conservation Reasonable Use of Energy Law promulgated in October 2001 Law No. 4059 promulgated in December of the same year, the plan became a matory energy efficiency labeling plan.
Similar to the energy label of the European Union, the Brazilian PBE energy efficiency label includes the manufacturer’s name, trademark, product mo, power consumption or water consumption in addition to the energy efficiency rating (from the highest energy efficiency level A to the lowest energy level G) , And product characteristics other ination. The test must be completed by a local laboratory in Brazil authorized by INMETRO, cannot be pered in China. In addition, the legal agent in Brazil or the actual importer must apply directly to INMETRO.
National Electricity Energy Saving Plan (PROCEL)
The PROCEL logo is part of the PBE logo. Brazil passed Resolution 1877 in 1985, launching the National Electricity Energy Saving Plan (PROCEL), then the Presidential Decree passed on December 8, 1993, officially launched the PROCEL plan. The PROCEL plan was proposed by the Ministry of Minerals Energy (MME), INMETRO is responsible for coordination, is now under the management of the Brazilian Electric Company (ELETROBRáS).
The PROCEL logo plan is a branch project of the PBE plan. The PROCEL logo is an energy-saving certification mark. Obtaining this mark for electrical products means that electrical equipment achieves the best energy efficiency level consumes less energy. As part of the PBE, this mark is issued annually to electrical products that have obtained a higher energy efficiency rating meet legal requirements.
The PROCEL program is voluntary. Participating organizations manufacturers will conduct energy efficiency tests on products. After the product is tested, the regulatory agency will ulate a stard based on the results, then classify the equipment according to the stard, these tests will be carried out on a regular basis, the stard will be d accordingly. According to the current best-pering products in terms of energy consumption stards, electrical appliances that have been tested determined to be the best-pering products in this category will receive the PROCEL certification mark. After a period of implementation or review, there will be as many as 25% or higher energy efficiency products in each category. Therefore, the PROCEL program has contributed to the implementation of the energy efficiency labeling program by establishing the basis of measurement methodology. The validity period of the PROCEL plan is December 31 of the year in which the certificate is issued. After the certificate expires, there is no need to re-test the product, as long as it is renewed. But for some devices, the validity period is 365 days from the date of authorized use. In accordance with the requirements of the National Energy Conservation Reasonable Use of Energy Law, the voluntary certification program for the PROCEL mark has begun to be transed into a compulsory certification.
The products controlled by the PBE plan include refrigerators, freezers, ceiling fans, air conditioners, washing machines, gas stoves, gas water heaters, electric showers, incescent fluorescent lamps, ballasts, centrifugal pumps other products.
The products controlled by the PROCEL logo include: solar bath appliances, window/split air conditioners, refrigerators, fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps, sodium lamp inductive ballasts, full/semi-auto washing machines, high-perance/stard three-phase induction motors, single doors /Double door/frost-free refrigerators, low-pressure/high-pressure solar heat storage tanks, TV sets ceiling fans, etc.
1. The customer prepares samples materials submits them to Waltek
2. Waltek sends samples to the qualified laboratory for testing issues a test report
3. Brazilian importers directly apply to INMETRO for energy efficiency registration based on the test report
Left PBE, right PROCEL
Technical ination: voltage frequency AC127V-220V/60HZ, plug ABNTNBRNM60884-1:2004
Is it matory: matory
Validity period of the certificate: 1 year
Requirements for factory inspection: None
Requirements for certificate holders: a local agency company is required