Noise level (dishwasher)
A good acoustic environment will contribute to the users wellbeing. By setting requirements for noise level, noise can be reduced and therefore improve the acoustic environment.
- Technical specification
The noise level for dishwashers must be no higher than 46 dB (A).
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Energy label in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2019/2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers.
- Information from the EPREL database (European Product Database for Energy Labelling) to ensure that the noise level is in compliance with the requirement.
Ensure that dishwashers supplied under the contract fulfills the noise level in the requirement. This can for exemple be done by checking the energy label or by requesting information from the EPREL database.
Information about the criterion
The requirement has been developed for 60cm wide dishwashers. When procuring smaller machines a dialouge with the market may be nessecary since such machines may have difficulties to fulfill the noise level in the requirement.
The noise level/airborne acoustical noise is also stated as classes on the energy label.
According to the revised energy labelling scale, noise class B will be satisfies this requirement. Class B covers the 39-44dB(A) range. Some dishwashers with class C will also satisfy the requirement (machnes in the range 45-46dB(A)).
The noise level in dB (A) is also stated on the energy label.
If the product is placed where it does not disturb a higher noise level may be acceptable.
Noise level or noise does not have an environmental impact, but it affects the work environment or the sound environment in the home. The sound that is not desirable for a listener is called noise. Noise can be harmful to hearing, disturbing, cause different physiological reactions and cause sleep disturbances. It can also make work tasks more difficult to perform and thus impair work performance. Removing or reducing noise in the workplace and in households is desirable.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date
2021-05-03, Requirement ID 10036:2: The text in the requirement has been updated since the new energylabelling regulation has been enforced and the old one is therefore not needed anymore. 2020-06-17, Requirement ID 10036:1: The requirement extended to include all biocides.2012-01-31, Requirement ID 10036 Original version