Ceiling fans; Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self-contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W (HS 841451); Environmental protection (ICS:13.020); Electrical and electronic testing (ICS:19.080); Ventilators. Fans. Air‑conditioners (ICS:23.120)
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Ceiling Fans (27 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its test procedures for ceiling fans established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. On 25 July 2016, DOE published a final rule amending the test procedure for ceiling fans to support the ceiling fans energy conservation standards rulemaking. In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), DOE proposes to: Interpret the term "suspended from a ceiling" in the EPCA definition of ceiling fan to mean offered for mounting only on a ceiling; specify that very small-diameter (VSD) ceiling fans that do not also meet the definition of low-speed small- diameter (LSSD) ceiling fan are not required to be tested pursuant to the DOE test method; for LSSD and VSD ceiling fans, increase the tolerance for the stability criteria for the average air velocity measurements in low speed to reduce test burden; specify that large-diameter ceiling with blade spans greater than 24 feet do not need to be tested pursuant to the DOE test method; codify current guidance on calculating several values reported on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Energy Guide label for LSSD and VSD ceiling fans using results from the ceiling fan test procedures; and amend certification requirements and product-specific enforcement provisions to reflect the current test procedures and recently amended energy conservation standards for ceiling fans.