ASTM F1696 - 18 - Standard Test Method for Energy Performance of Stationary-Rack, Door-Type Commercial Dishwashing Machines

ASTM F1696 - 18

Standard Test Method for Energy Performance of Stationary-Rack, Door-Type Commercial Dishwashing Machines

Status : Current   Published : March 2018



1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the energy and water consumption of single-rack, door-type commercial dishwashers (hereafter referred to as dishwashers). Dishwashers may have a remote or self-contained booster heater. This test method does not address cleaning or sanitizing performance.

1.2 This test method is applicable to both hot water sanitizing and chemical sanitizing stationary rack machines, which includes undercounter single rack machines, upright door-type machines, pot, pan and utensil machines, fresh water rinse machines and fill-and-dump machines. Dishwasher tank heaters are evaluated separately from the booster heater. Machines designed to be interchangeable in the field from high temp and low temp (that is, Dual Sanitizing Machines) and vice versa, shall be tested at both settings. Machines should be set for factory settings. If a dishwasher includes a booster heater as an option, energy should be sub metered separately for the booster heater. When the test method specifies to use the data plate or manufacturer’s recommendations, instructions, specifications, or requirements, the information source shall be used in the following order of preference and documented in the test report: data plate, user manual, communication with manufacturer.

1.3 The following procedures are included in this test method:

1.3.1  Procedures to Confirm Dishwasher is Operating Properly Prior to Performance Testing: Maximum energy input rate of the tank heaters (see 10.3). Maximum energy input rate of the booster heater, if applicable (see 10.4). Water consumption calibration (see 10.5). Booster temperature calibration, if applicable (see 10.2). Tank temperature calibration (see and

1.3.2  Energy Usage and Cycle Rate Performance Tests: Washing energy test (see 10.7). Idle energy rate (door(s) open and door(s) closed) (see 10.8).

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM F1696 - 18
TitleStandard Test Method for Energy Performance of Stationary-Rack, Door-Type Commercial Dishwashing Machines
Publication Date01 March 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Booster, dishload, dishrack, dishwasher, glassload, glassrack, tank heater
File Size283 KB

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