Whitegoods Testing

Testing the performance of whitegoods is an important issue for manufacturers, distributors, importers, consumers and authorities. Using our NATA accredited laboratory, Vipac can test the energy and water efficiencies of whitegoods, made for both the domestic and commercial markets.

We hold a voting seat on the following committees, showing we are trusted, respected and at the forefront of Standards development:

  • EL – 059: Dishwashers, Clothers Washers and Dryers
  • EL – 060: Household Refrigerating Appliances
  • EL – 020: Water Heating Appliances
  • EL – 056: Room Air Conditioners

Keeping in constant communication with these committees means we have the most up-to-date information, so we are well placed to assist in the design stage of new appliances.

Read more in our Whitegoods Testing flyer.

Whitegoods testing capabilities.

Vipac has the testing capability to test a wide range of whitegoods, from clothes washers and dryers to dishwashers.

What does Vipac test?

We test the appliances listed below to the following Australian and IEC standards:

  • Clothes washers – AS/NZS 2040.1 & AS/NZS 2040.2
  • Clothes dryers – AS/NZS 2442.1 & AS/NZS 2442.2
  • Dishwashers – AS/NZS 2007.1 & AS/NZS 2007.2
  • Refrigerators/Freezers – AS/NZS 4474.1 & AS/NZS 4474.2
  • Air conditioners – AS/NZS 3823
  • Water heaters – AS/NZS 4692.1

We are ISO/IEC 17025 and NATA accredited, and AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 certified, ensuring our test facilities are independently audited and best international practices are followed.

What are Vipac’s testing capabilities?

Our NATA accredited laboratories:

  • Are operated by qualified engineers, with over 50 years’ cumulative experience testing whitegoods to Australian standards.
  • Use environmental test chambers, with varying temperature and humidity ranges, to test products within tight tolerances to relevant standards.
  • Tailor performance testing to suit your needs.
  • Can assist you with registering your appliance with the GEMS and WELS Regulator, upon successful completion of testing.
  • Provide recommendations on a product you are looking to release or improve in the Australian market.
  • Conduct Check Testing on behalf of the Federal Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy and the applicant (product manufacturer).

With over 50 years of testing experience and detailed knowledge of the standards, we can ensure that the testing is performed precisely and accurately.

See more in our Whitegoods Testing flyer.

Refrigeration Test Chambers

The Hon. Greg Hunt and Vipac’s Chairman, Wendy Smith, with a Senior Engineer showing Vipac’s Refrigeration Test Chamber’s control panel.

Why use Vipac for Whitegoods Testing?

  • Minimise risks (associated with Government check tests).
  • Reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions, and improve energy efficiencies.
  • Increase consumer confidence.
  • Drive improvements to energy efficiency of new appliances before going to market.
  • Reduce energy bills for households and businesses.

What are Vipac’s Benefits?

  • NATA accredited laboratories.
  • Expert whitegoods specialists, providing effective industry advice.
  • Testing to relevant standards for Australian and New Zealand suppliers.
  • Fast project turnaround.
  • Access to on-site problem solving.
  • Confidentiality and security of all of our clients’ intellectual property.
  • Assistance with product development for improved performance.
  • We are a member of the industry group, CESA (Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association).

Research & Development

Vipac is involved in numerous R&D projects with manufacturers seeking to improve the efficiency and performance of their products. These products are available for sale on the Australian or New Zealand markets and routinely used in people’s homes.

See more in our Whitegoods Testing flyer.

Our Unique Touch!

As a multidisciplinary company, we can assist with additional services such as electrical safety testing and noise testing of whitegoods appliances.