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TÜV Rheinland Korea EEL is KOLAS Accredited

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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TÜV Rheinland Korea (Representative Director & CEO, Mr. Carsten Lienemann) recently announced that its Energy Efficiency testing laboratory, located in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, was recognized as an accredited laboratory by KOLAS (Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme). This is the first KOLAS accreditation of TÜV Rheinland Korea and a big milestone for supporting our customers in the domestic air conditioning and refrigerator market. KOLAS is an organization under the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, which evaluate the quality system and technical capabilities of a testing laboratory. 

As KOLAS accredited laboratory, domestic energy efficiency tests such as KS C 9306, KS B ISO 15042, KS C 9321, KS C 9317 and KS C IEC 62552 can be performed. The Energy Efficiency Testing Laboratory at TÜV Rheinland Korea opened in July 2014 and offers the most technically advanced and large scale testing environment in Korea. By having the latest equipment for domestic air-conditioning system test, it is possible to perform energy efficiency test of heating & cooling and performance testing service according to international standard and national standards of each country.

“The Energy Efficiency Testing Laboratory at TÜV Rheinland Korea is not only recognized by DakkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle), a German national accreditation body, but also registered as an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) test laboratory by SASO (Saudi Arabia Standards and Metrology and Quality Organization). The new KOLAS accreditation will be a great advantage for domestic air-conditioning and refrigeration manufacturing companies because TÜV Rheinland Korea can now carry out international as well as domestic energy efficiency tests in parallel. With this effective package our customers safe time and costs.” stated Mr. Carsten Lienemann.

“With KOLAS recognition, we have set up a platform for testing according to the regulations on the operation of equipment for efficient energy management in the notification of the Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy about air-conditioning and refrigeration products such as home use/ multi-type air conditioner, general / Kimchi refrigerator, dehumidifier etc. We will be able to provide fast and reliable energy efficiency testing services to domestic and overseas manufacturers, and will continue to expand product and test coverage for such categories.”, said Mr. Dong-gyun Cheon, Manager of Energy Efficiency Laboratory at TÜV Rheinland Korea.

Topics: energy efficiency