Pool Appliance and Equipment Testing

Swimming Pool Pump Energy Testing, Energy Labelling & MEPS

Vipac provides swimming pool pump testing for E3 registration to the below Australian Standards:

  • AS 5102.1 – 2009 Performance of household electrical appliances – Swimming pool pump units, Part 1: Energy consumption and performance
  • AS 5102.2 – 2009 Performance of household electrical appliances – Swimming pool pump units, Part 2: Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard requirements

Testing includes:

  • Energy factor
  • Energy star rating
  • Daily run time
  • Projected annual energy consumption (PAEC)
  • Acoustics testing to measure sound power in our NATA accredited reverberation chamber.

Vipac tests all pool pump types including fixed speed, multi-speed and variable speed.

Pool Skimmers and Outlets

Vipac is NATA accredited to test pool skimmers and outlets to AS 1926.3 – 2010 Swimming Pool Safety, Part 3: Water Recirculation Systems.

Gas Pool Heaters

Vipac is NATA accredited to test gas pool heaters to AS 4560 for gas certification as well as R&D purposes.

Plumbing and Drainage Fittings

Vipac has an extensive NATA scope of accreditation for plumbing and drainage fittings.

General Measurement Capability

Our general measurement capability includes:

  • Hydrostatic pressure tests in the range 1 to 10,000 kPa
  • Water flow pressure tests in the range 1 to 2,000 kPa
  • Water flow rates in the range 0 to 600 L/m
  • Static torque tests in the range 0 to 646 Nm
  • Vacuum pressure tests in the range 0 to -100 kPa
  • Force measurement tests in the range 0 to 10,000 N
  • Linear dimensions 0.02mm to 8m
  • Water temperature -10°C to boiling.

Solar and heat pump hot water systems

We are NATA accredited to test solar and heat pump hot water systems to AS/NZS 2712, AS/NZS 2535, AS/NZS 5125 and related standards.

Research and Development

Vipac is a Registered Research Service Provider (RSP Code: 15701) and you may be eligible for the R&D tax incentive for research projects.

Pool Appliance and Equipment Testing