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New GB standard and certification rules for small-and medium-sized electric rotary motors

7. March 2014

On December 13, 2013 the National Committee for Standardization of the People’s Republic of China announced that the GB Standard 14711:2013 (published since July 2013) regarding the “Safety Requirements for Small and Medium-sized Rotating Electric Motors (motors and generators)” which will officially replace the previous GB standard 14711:2006.
Compliance to GB Standard 14711:2013 is only voluntary. Astronautic motors, traction motors, explosion proof motors, hoist and metallurgical motors will be excluded from the voluntary standard. The tests of small and medium-sized rotary electric motors must be carried out according to GB/T 5171:2002 and must also comply to the GB standard 12350:2009 for “Safety Requirements of Small-Power Motors”. Manufacturers who already hold certificates that comply with GB standard 14711:2006 must now submit a new application in compliance with GB standard 14711:2013 before their next annual follow-up audit. This adjustment of the old certificates to the new standard of certification should be completed by December 2, 2014.

If the applications are not submitted before the deadline, audits will be postponed and certificates will be cancelled by the CQC of manufacturers who fail to replace their existing certificates by December 1, 2015.

Manufacturers who voluntarily comply with the new standard before it will be made compulsory will have an advantage, since Chinese consumers are becoming more aware of the safety regulation updates and are making their purchasing decisions based on up to the date information.

Since September 1, 2012 in accordance with GB standard 18613:2012 for “Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Small and Medium Three-phase Asynchronous Motors” a CEL certification (China Energy Label) is also required. This GB standard was implemented to ensure that the efficiency classes of Chinese motors comply with international standards. Accordingly, the GB standard 18613:2012 refers to IEC Standard 60034-30 for “Efficiency classes of single-speed, three-phase, cage-induction motors”.

Please check the “News” section of our website regularly for up to date official announcements from the Chinese authorities, since these announcements are frequently made without any advanced notice.
You will find more information on our website under the headings CEL certification and CCC. You may also want to download our free brochure “CCC Made Easy” for more in depth information regarding the CCC certification process, requirements and the costs. You may also want to consider purchasing our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here. We also provide more detailed knowledge regarding CEL in our free brochure “CEL-brochure” that can be downloaded here.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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