TÜV Rheinland Supports Midea in Bringing New Eco-Friendly Refrigerants to Market
7 Apr. 2013, Guangzhou – Midea's new R290 and R32 eco-friendly refrigerant products completed their first TÜV Rheinland's EC Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive certification. The successful certification of the products for the European market means that Midea's eco-friendly refrigerant technology now reaches international standards. TÜV Rheinland also demonstrated its solid testing technology and service philosophy of 'delivering what the customer needs' by working closely with Midea on its global market strategy, helping it to bring its new products to market within a short timeframe, thus securing a significant advantage.
Kang Jing, Senior Manager of TÜV Rheinland Greater China's Electrical Division General Appliance, said that "Midea is one of our long-term partners, and we have established a strong rapport in testing services. On this occasion, we made recommendations on structural adjustments to the product based on the EU standards governing the fire and explosive characteristics of flammable refrigerants. Thanks to the active cooperation from the head of research at Midea's home air-conditioning business unit and other senior R&D engineers, the project from launch to certification took just 4 weeks". She went on to note that as their quality and safety are now guaranteed, the new products could be exported to the overseas consumer market as planned. "The TÜV Rheinland Group has always been committed to providing customers with 'precise and appropriate' services", she said.
In accordance with the strategic memorandum of understanding signed between TÜV Rheinland and the Midea Group when Dr Bayerlein, the CEO of TÜV Rheinland, visited China last September, the two sides have expanded their partnership in terms of transforming core products with green features, consulting on product safety, introducing new products to the market and laboratory accreditation.
The Electrical and Electronic Services unit of TÜV Rheinland Greater China provides commercial and industrial air-conditioning customers with high quality product safety testing services. Certification is conducted in accordance with the LVD, the EMC, the Machine Directive (MD) and the European (PED) and North American (ASME) pressure vessel certification. TÜV Rheinland has advanced laboratories and professional testing engineers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.