March 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy released a notice to the commercial automatic ice-making machine to amend the energy-saving standards.
The revised Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) provides for energy-saving standards for various consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment, including commercial automatic ice-making machines. EPCA asked the U.S. Department of Energy to determine whether the revised standards were technically feasible, reasonably broker-made and could save a lot of energy.
In the revised proposal, the DOE not only revised the existing energy-saving standards for commercial automatic ice-making machines, but also set new standards for the types of equipment that were not previously covered. The proposed standard specifies the maximum value of energy used for each 100lb of ice and water for condensers.
The energy-saving standard for intermittent (batch-type) ice-making machines not only includes revisions to the existing standard of the square ice machine, but also includes a new standard for extending the range to 24-hour 4000-pound square ice machines. In addition, the other types of intermittent ice-making machine (such as tube ice machine) also has a clear coverage.