On April 7, 2020, the group standard of ‘Direct Cooling Ice Block Machine’, which was formulated by Guangzhou Koller Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd, South China University of Technology, and Guangdong Vocational College of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, is published on the official website of the National Standardization Committee on the national group standard information platform. It is applicable nationwide and officially implemented today on April 15, 2020.
As a new type of ice making equipment, the direct cooling ice block machine is very popular among customers because of the high heat transfer efficiency of the aluminum plate mold and the significant energy saving effect. The demand is continuously expanded. However, domestic market of direct cooling ice block machine is still under the ‘Three NOs’ situation: NO clear supervision department, NO particular laws and regulations, NO quality standards and entry barriers, which makes the quality of the equipment is uneven and the buyer’s acceptance of the product is unfounded.
In order to standardize the production standards of direct cooling ice block machine enterprises and guide the industry develops accurately, at the beginning of 2019, Guangzhou Koller Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd., South China University of Technology, and Guangdong Vocational College of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce began to draft the group standard of ‘Direct Cooling Ice Block Machine’. After experts’ discussions and demonstration meetings, hundreds of opinions from the industry were collected and absorbed. And solicit opinions from the society. Finally the group standard was finished by adjusting for many times.
The Standard confirm the term and definition, type and basic parameters, requirements, test methods, inspection rules, signs, packaging, transportation and storage of direct cooling ice block machine.The technical contents such as mechanical safety, electrical safety, quality requirements, refrigeration performance, and ice making performance of direct cooling ice block machine are considered by the reviewing experts to be advanced in the industry.
Besides, this standard further improves the standard system of China’s refrigeration equipment, and is used by relevant enterprises in the industry. Various testing agencies can use this standard as a basis for testing, and it can be used as an important basis for the quality supervision department to check the quality of industry-related products.
The Standard not only fills the gaps which we don’t have relevant standards in China, but also promotes the quality of ice machines and regulates the development of the industry. It will also promote the industry to accelerate the reshuffle and promote the orderly development of the market.