The programme scope covers Refrigerated Display Cabinets (RDC) intended to be used in retail applications and classified into the following sub-programmes:
Refrigerated Display Cabinet (RDC): Cabinet cooled by a refrigerating system which enables chilled and frozen foodstuff placed therein for display to be maintained within prescribed temperature limits.
Remote Refrigerated Display Cabinet (RRDC): Refrigerated Display Cabinet connected to a remote refrigerating unit.
Integral refrigerated Display Cabinets (IRDC): Refrigerated Display Cabinets with incorporated condensing unit which can be referred to as self-contained units and more precisely
Product family: Group of cabinets in accordance with the standard terminology Annex A of EN ISO 23953-1:2015
M-package temperature class: Classification of M-package temperature according to temperatures of warmest and coldest M-packages during the temperature test according to the table 1 of standard EN ISO 23953-2:2015.
Refrigeration Electrical energy Consumption (REC) [kWh/day]: According to EN ISO 23953-2:2015 chapter 126.96.36.199.3, calculated with the following formula:
Direct Electrical Energy Consumption (DEC) with 12h lighting [kWh/day]:
For Integral plug-in RDC, the DEC equals the TEC, as it includes the condensing unit energy consumption (188.8.131.52 of EN ISO 23953-2:2015).
For Remote RDC, DEC shall be measured as per chapter 184.108.40.206 of EN ISO 23953-2:2015.
TEC: for remote cabinets, TEC is the sum of REC and DEC
TECRemote = REC + DEC
For Integral cabinets equipped with air-cooled condensing unit (plug-in RDC), the TECplug-in is the summation of all electrical energy using components measured as per chapter 220.127.116.11 of EN ISO 23953-2:2015
Total Display Area (TDA) [m2]: in accordance with EN ISO 23953-2: 2015, annex A, by rounding all the terms of the formula to the second decimal place.
Energy Efficiency Index (EEI): According to regulation (EU) 2019/2024, the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) means an index number for the relative energy efficiency of a refrigeration appliance with a direct sales function expressed in percentage [%] and rounded to the first decimal place. It is the ratio of AE [in kWh/a] and the reference SAE [in kWh/a] and is calculated as:
Annual Energy Consumption (AE): According to regulation (EU) 2019/2024, the Annual Energy Consumption (AE) means the average daily energy consumption Edaily multiplied by 365 (days per year) expressed in kilowatt hour per year [kWh/a] and rounded to two decimal places.
Standard Annual Energy Consumption (SAE): According to regulation (EU) 2019/2024 the Standard Annual Energy Consumption (SAE) means the reference annual energy consumption of a refrigeration appliance with a direct sales function expressed in kilowatt hour per year [kWh/a] with all compartments having the same temperature class and rounded to two decimal places.
The following performance items are certified: