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AS/NZS 6400:2016

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Water efficient products — Rating and labelling

​Specifies requirements for the rating and labelling of products for water efficiency, and, where applicable, specifies minimum performance requirements.
Published: 06/04/2016
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
Header
About this publication
Preface
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Objective
1.3 Normative references
1.3.1 Whitegoods
1.3.2 Plumbing products
1.4 Definitions
1.5 Legislation
1.5.1 Criminal Code
1.5.2 GEMS Act
1.5.3 WELS Act
1.5.4 WELS Determination
2 General requirements—Registration and labelling of WELS products
2.1 General
2.2 Rating specifications for water-efficient products
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Definition of a model
2.2.2.1 General
2.2.2.2 Model variants
2.3 Whitegoods—Definition of model
2.3.1 General
2.3.2 Dishwashers
2.3.3 Clothes washing machines
2.3.4 Combination washer/dryers—Dryer function
2.4 Plumbing products—Definition of model
2.5 Labelling
2.5.1 General
2.5.2 General requirements
2.5.3 WELS label
2.5.3.1 Size
2.5.3.2 Font
2.5.4 Colours
2.5.4.1 General
2.5.4.2 Monochrome WELS labels for plumbing products only
2.5.4.3 Additional information label
2.5.4.4 Packaging requirements
2.5.4.5 Text advice
2.5.4.6 Advertising/print media/electronic and physical display requirements
2.5.4.101 Building development requirements
2.5.4.102 Requirements if WELS product information is not known
2.5.4.103 Requirements if WELS product information is known
3 Showers
3.1 General
3.2 Subtypes
3.3 Critical specifications and components
3.3.1 General
3.3.101 Shower head only
3.3.2 Shower with a fixed arm (fixed shower)
3.3.3 Shower with an adjustable arm (adjustable shower)
3.3.4 Hand shower
3.3.5 Combination shower
3.4 Water consumption and rating
3.4.1 General
3.4.2 Water consumption number
3.4.3 Rating—High pressure
3.4.4 Rating—Low pressure
3.4.101 Minimum water efficiency
3.5 Labelling
3.5.1 General
3.5.2 Water consumption number
3.5.2.1 For 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Star rated and Not Star rated WELS labels
3.5.2.2 Zero Star (for nominal flow rates of more than 16 L/min)
3.5.3 Prefabricated shower systems
3.5.4 Labels
3.5.4.1 High pressure—Star rated
3.5.4.2 Low pressure—Star rated
3.5.4.3 High pressure—Not Star rated
3.5.4.4 Low pressure—Not Star rated
3.5.4.5 Zero Star rated
3.5.4.101 Combination Showers—Label and additional label information
3.6 Text advice
4 Tap equipment
4.1 General
4.2 Subtypes
4.3 Critical specifications and components
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Mixing tap
4.3.3 Single outlet spray tap (for kitchens and other applications)
4.3.4 Combined tap (outlet with hot and cold tap assemblies with breeching piece)
4.3.5 Single inlet tap (e.g. pillar or bib tap)
4.3.6 Component—Tap body parts only (obturator and top assembly)
4.3.7 Component—Outlet only
4.3.8 Multiple outlet tap
4.4 Water consumption and rating
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Water consumption
4.4.3 Rating
4.4.101 Minimum water efficiency
4.5 Labelling
4.5.1 General
4.5.2 Tap equipment tested at high pressure
4.5.3 Tap equipment tested at low or unequal pressure
4.5.4 Labels
4.5.4.1 High pressure—Star rated
4.5.4.2 Low pressure—Star rated
4.5.4.3 Zero Star rated
4.5.4.4 Additional information label—Multiple outlet spray taps
4.6 Text advice
5 Flow controllers
5.1 General
5.2 Subtypes
5.3 Critical specifications and components
5.4 Water consumption and rating
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Water consumption
5.4.3 Rating
5.5 Labelling
5.5.1 General
5.5.2 Water consumption number
5.5.3 Labels
5.5.3.1 Star rated
5.5.3.2 Zero Star rated
5.6 Text advice
6 Lavatory equipment
6.1 General
6.2 Subtypes
6.2.1 WC pan
6.2.2 Toilet combination
6.2.3 Toilet close-coupled
6.2.4 One piece toilet suites
6.2.5 Flushing devices
6.3 Critical specifications and components
6.3.1 General
6.3.2 WC pan
6.3.3 Flushing devices
6.3.3.1 Cisterns
6.3.3.2 Other flushing devices
6.4 Water consumption and rating
6.4.1 General
6.4.2 Water consumption
6.4.3 Rating
6.4.101 Minimum water efficiency
6.5 Labelling
6.5.1 General
6.5.2 Labels—Star rated
6.6 Text advice
7 Urinal equipment
7.1 General
7.2 Subtypes
7.3 Critical specifications and components
7.4 Water consumption and rating
7.4.1 General
7.4.2 Urinal flushing control mechanism
7.4.3 Water consumption
7.4.4 Rating
7.4.101 Minimum water efficiency
7.5 Labelling
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Labels
7.5.2.1 Star rated
7.5.2.2 Zero Star rated
7.6 Text advice
8 Dishwashers
8.1 General
8.2 Water consumption and rating
8.2.1 General
8.2.2 Water consumption
8.2.3 Rating
8.2.101 Minimum water efficiency
8.3 Labelling
8.3.1 General
8.3.2 Labels
8.3.2.1 Star rated
8.3.2.2 Combined
8.3.2.3 Zero Star rated
8.4 Text advice
9 Clothes washing machines
9.1 General
9.2 Water consumption and rating
9.2.1 General
9.2.2 Water consumption
9.2.3 Rating
9.3 Minimum water efficiency
9.4 Labelling
9.4.1 General
9.4.2 Labels
9.4.2.1 Star rated
9.4.2.2 Combined
9.5 Text advice
10 Combination washer/dryers (dryer function)
10.1 General
10.2 Water consumption
10.3 Labelling
10.3.1 General
10.3.2 Labels
10.3.2.1 Stand-alone
10.3.2.2 Combined
10.4 Text advice
Bibliography
Amendment Control Sheet
Amendment No. 1 (June 2022)
Revised Text Amendment
Cited references in this standard
[Current]
Performance of household electrical appliances — Dishwashers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
[Current]
Performance of household electrical appliances — Clothes washing machines, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption
[Current]
Performance of household electrical appliances — Clothes washing machines, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
[Current]
Performance of household electrical appliance — Rotary clothes dryers, Part 1: Energy consumption and performance
[Current]
Performance of household electrical appliances — Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
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