Tumble dryers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance

IEC 61121:2012(E) is applicable to household electric tumble dryers of the automatic and non-automatic type, with or without a cold water supply and incorporating a heating device. This excludes tumble dryers which use gas or other fuels as a heating source. The object is to state and define the principal performance characteristics of household electric tumble dryers of interest to users and to describe standard methods for measuring these characteristics. This edition includes significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition and content has been reorganised into a more logical and simple structure.

Wäschetrockner für den Hausgebrauch - Verfahren zur Messung der Gebrauchseigenschaften

Sèche-linge à tambour à usage domestique - Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction

La CEI 61121:2012 s'applique aux sèche-linge à tambour électriques à usage domestique, de types automatique et non automatique, avec ou sans alimentation en eau froide et comportant un dispositif de chauffage. Cela exclut les sèche-linge à tambour qui utilisent du gaz ou d'autres combustibles comme source de chauffage. L'objet de la présente norme est d'énumérer et de définir les principales caractéristiques d'aptitude à la fonction des sèche-linge à tambour électriques à usage domestique intéressant les consommateurs et de décrire des méthodes normalisées pour mesurer ces caractéristiques. Cette édition inclut des modifications techniques majeures par rapport à l'édition précédente et le contenu a été organisé selon une structure plus simple et logique.

Gospodinjski sušilni stroji - Metode za merjenje funkcionalnosti (IEC 61121:2012, spremenjen)

Ta mednarodni standard se uporablja za avtomatske in neavtomatske gospodinjske električne sušilne stroje z ali brez dotoka hladne vode z vgrajeno grelno napravo. Izključeni so sušilni stroji, ki kot vir segrevanja uporabljajo plin ali druga goriva. Cilj standarda je določiti in opredeliti glavne lastnosti funkcionalnosti gospodinjskih električnih sušilnih strojev, ki zanimajo uporabnike, ter opisati standardne metode za merjenje teh lastnosti.

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SIST EN 61121:2013
01-april-2013

Gospodinjski sušilni stroji - Metode za merjenje funkcionalnosti (IEC 61121:2012,

spremenjen)
Tumble dryers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance (IEC
61121:2012, modified)
Wäschetrockner für den Hausgebrauch - Verfahren zur Messung der
Gebrauchseigenschaften (IEC 61121:2012, modifiziert)
Sèche-linge à tambour à usage domestique - Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la
fonction (CEI 61121:2012, modifiée)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 61121:2013
ICS:
97.060 Aparati za nego perila Laundry appliances
SIST EN 61121:2013 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 61121:2013
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 61121
NORME EUROPÉENNE
February 2013
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 97.060 Supersedes EN 61121:2005
English version
Tumble dryers for household use -
Methods for measuring the performance
(IEC 61121:2012, modified)
Sèche-linge à tambour à usage Wäschetrockner für den Hausgebrauch -
domestique - Verfahren zur Messung der
Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la Gebrauchseigenschaften
fonction (IEC 61121:2012, modifiziert)
(CEI 61121:2012, modifiée)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2012-12-31. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified

to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,

the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany,

Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland,

Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

CENELEC
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B - 1000 Brussels

© 2013 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 61121:2013 E
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Foreword

This document (EN 61121:2013) consists of the text of IEC 61121:2012 prepared by IEC/SC 59D "Home

laundry appliances" of IEC/TC 59 "Performance of household and similar electrical appliances", together with

the common modifications prepared by CLC/TC 59X "Performance of household and similar electrical

appliances".
The following dates are fixed:
(dop) 2013-12-31
• latest date by which this document has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement
(dow) 2015-12-31
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with this document have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes EN 61121:2005.

EN 61121:2013 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 61121:2005:

a) a test procedure for a combined test sequence of full and partial load was introduced;

b) a test procedure for measuring power consumption in low power modes is introduced;

c) a formula to calculate the energy consumption of tumble dryers including low power modes was added;

d) control procedures for checking measured values in comparison to values declared by the manufacturer

under consideration of permitted tolerances are updated.

Clauses, subclauses, notes, tables and figures which are additional to those in IEC 61121:2012 are

prefixed “Z”.
Words in bold in the text are defined in Clause 3.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission and

the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

This European Standard specifies, as far as necessary, the test methods which shall be applied in

accordance with the COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 392/2012 implementing Directive

2010/30/EU the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household tumble

dryers and in accordance with the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 932/2012 implementing Directive

2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for

household tumble dryers.

The procedures described in this European Standard were modified substantially compared to the previous

version, e.g. with regard to partial load. Therefore, results of tests according to this standard cannot and

shall not be directly compared to results of similar procedures of previous versions. In addition, results based

on a specific reference programme shall not be compared to results based on other reference programs.

Annex ZA sets out the procedure to be applied for testing according to Commission Regulations with regard

to energy labelling and ecodesign and provides all necessary links to all relevant clauses of this European

Standard.
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Annex ZB provides control procedures for checking measured values in comparison to values declared by

the manufacturer under consideration of permitted tolerances.
Annex ZC lists normative references.
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Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 61121:2012 was approved by CENELEC as a European Standard

with agreed common modifications
COMMON MODIFICATIONS
1 Scope
Add the following note:

NOTE Z1 The methods of measuring the performance of tumble dryers which use gas as a heating

source are covered by EN 1458-2.
2 Normative references
Add the following references:

EN 60704-1, Household and similar electrical appliances – Test code for the determination of airborne

noise — Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60704-1)

EN 60704-2-6, Household and similar electrical appliances – Test code for the determination of airborne

acoustical noise – Part 2-6: Particular requirements for tumble dryers (IEC 60704-2-6)

EN 60704-3, Household and similar electrical appliances – Test code for the determination of airborne

acoustical noise – Part 3: Procedure for determining and verifying declared noise emission values

(IEC 60704-3)
3 Terms, definitions and symbols
3.1 Terms and definitions
Replace definition 3.1.4 by the following
3.1.4
automatic tumble dryer

tumble dryer which has at least one programme which switches off the drying process when a certain

moisture content of the load is reached

Note 1 to entry: This may include systems that use conductivity or temperature sensing.

Add the following definitions:
3.1.Z1
full load
rated capacity for cotton textiles
3.1.Z2
partial load
half of the rated capacity for cotton textiles
NOTE See Annex ZA for additional requirements.
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3.1.Z3
treatment

combination of test load and programme to be used for a test run within a combined test series as defined

in Annex ZA
3.1.Z4
treatment full
test run using cotton dry programme with full load
3.1.Z5
treatment half
test run using cotton dry programme with partial load
3.1.Z6
unstable left on mode

condition persisting after completion of the programme and unloading of the machine and where the power

consumption may change without any intervention by the end-user
3.1.Z7
post programme phases

phases after the end of programme defined to be used for the measurement of left on mode

3.1.Z8
post programme phase LU

phase after the end of programme defined to be used for the measurement of the unstable left on mode

3.1.Z9
post programme phase LO

phase after the end of programme defined to be used for the measurement of the left on mode

3.1.Z10
left on mode duration

time to revert automatically the machine to ‘off-mode’ after the end of the programme if the tumble dryer is

equipped with a power management system
3.1.Z11
power management system
system within the test tumble dryer which reverts it automatically to off mode
3.1.Z12
frequency of cleaning
number of cycles after which the heat exchanger or filters shall be cleaned
3.2 Symbols
Replace the 1 paragraph by:
The symbols are listed in Table 1 and Table Z1.
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Add the following new table after Table 1:
Table Z1 – Symbols relating to Annex ZA
Symbol Units Definition
rounding up/down to full integer values (no decimal places) as described in
EN ISO 80000-1
always rounding up to full integer values (no decimal places)
always rounding down to full integer values (no decimal places)
AE Annual Energy Consumption
Rated capacity to calculate the Standard Annual Energy Consumption of tumble
c kg
dryer
CI Two sided confidence interval per test series
EEI Energy Efficiency Index of a tumble dryer
E kWh Average energy consumption for treatment full
dry
E kWh Average energy consumption for treatment half
dry1/ 2
E kWh Average total energy consumption for the combined test series
E Wh Energy consumption during post programme phase LU per treatment full
LU,
E Wh Energy consumption during post programme phase LO per treatment full
LO,
E Wh Energy consumption in off mode per treatment full
C % Condensation Efficiency Index for the treatment full
dry
C % Condensation Efficiency Index for the treatment half
dry1/ 2
C % Condensation Efficiency Index for the combined test series
l Average value for the total water consumption for the treatment full
dry
L l Average water consumption for treatment half
dry1/ 2
L l Average value for the total water consumption for the combined test series
W g Nominal partial test load mass
n,part
n Number of sheets at rated test load mass
n Number of pillowcases at rated test load mass
n Number of towels at rated test load mass
n Number of sheets in part A
A,SH
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Symbol Units Definition
n Number of pillowcases in part A
A,PC
n Number of towels in part A
A,T
n Number of sheets in part B
B,SH
n Number of pillowcases in part B
B,PC
n Number of towels in part B
B,T
n Number of test runs per treatment
p Treatment type
part Partial load identifier (part = A,B)
P W Off mode power for treatment full
P W Power during post programme phase LU
P W Power during post programme phase LO
r Residual per treatment full
dry
r Residual per treatment half
dry1/2
RMS Root mean square error per test series
SAE Standard Annual Energy Consumption
Std Pooled standard deviation per test series
s Standard deviation per treatment
t min Time for post programme phase LU
mLU
t min Time for post programme phase LO
mLO
min Average programme time for treatment full
dry
t min Average programme time for treatment half
dry1/ 2
t min Left on duration
t min Average value for the programme time for the combined test series
t min Measurement time for off mode power in treatment full
t “Student T” factor for 5 degrees of freedom for a confidence level of 95 %
5,0.05
V Value per test series
X Post programme phase (X = U, O)
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Symbol Units Definition
Average value per treatment
X Value for each test run
x Average value per treatment
dry,dry1/ 2
4 Requirements
4.1 General
Replace the first paragraph by:

This European Standard does not specify minimum performance requirements for tumble dryers. However,

tumble dryers have to be able to achieve valid test runs and valid test series with final moisture content

values that are in the allowable ranges as set out on Table 6. This European Standard does however set

methods for the measurement of following performance parameters:
5 Test conditions, materials, equipment and instrumentation
5.2.1 Electricity supply
Replace the first two paragraphs by:

The supply voltage shall be maintained throughout the test at 230 V ± 1 % or at 400 V ± 1 % as defined by

the manufacturer’s installation guide. If more than one option for installation is available and no clear

indication for testing is given, the supply voltage shall be 230 V ± 1 %. The supply voltage measured during

the tests shall be recorded.

NOTE In case of a fixed cable, the plug (or the end of the cable) is the reference point to maintain the voltage.

The supply frequency shall be maintained at 50 Hz ± 1 %.
5.2.2.4 Water hardness
Replace by:

Hard water with a total hardness of (2,5 ± 0,2) mmol/l according to EN 60734 shall be used. If available,

naturally occurring water of the correct total hardness and, if applicable, the correct pH, alkalinity and

conductivity may be used. Alternatively, water of the correct total hardness shall be prepared according to

EN 60734.
The total hardness of the water used shall be reported.

The pH, alkalinity and conductivity of the water used to wet the load shall be reported.

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6 Preparation for testing
6.3 Preparation of the tumble dryer for a test series
Add a second paragraph:

Before each test series the filters, heat exchangers and ducts intended to be serviced by the consumer shall

be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
6.4 Preparation of the tumble dryer for a test run
Replace the first paragraph by:

Before each test run the filters, heat exchangers and ducts intended to be serviced by the consumer shall be

cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The manufacturer’s specification for the frequency of cleaning of the heat exchanger and related filters

shall be followed. If no specification is given regarding frequency, or the specified frequency is greater than

six cycles then the heat exchanger and its related filters shall not be cleaned between test runs within a test

series. In this context, the manufacturer’s specification for cleaning the heat exchanger and its related filters

means the specification that is directed towards the user. Specifications that are given specifically for use by

test laboratories shall be ignored.
6.5.3.2 Average age requirements for cotton test load items
Add a third paragraph:

The weighted average age limitations for the test load apply only for full load and not for partial load.

6.5.6.1 Cotton test load composition
Add a third paragraph:

Table 3 applies to define the full load for a test series. Refer to ZA.2 regarding the splitting of the full load

for the tests with partial load and for the number of sheets, pillowcases and towels to be used for part A and

part B of the partial loads.
7 Performance measurements – General requirements
Add the following paragraphs at the end of the clause:

For the combined test series according to Annex ZA, the following parameters shall be selected:

• The load type shall be cotton.
• The initial moisture content shall be according to column B in Table 5.
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For the combined test series according to Annex ZA, the following parameters shall be measured for the

tumble dryer using a common single test series consisting of 7 runs and using two load sizes (full load and

partial load) as set out in Annex ZA:
– condensation efficiency;
– programme time;
– energy consumption;
– energy consumption in low power modes.

The evaluation of these parameters for the tumble dryer is specified in Annex ZA.

Programmes to be tested on the tumble dryer for the combined test series according to Annex ZA:

A ‘dry cotton’ programme for achieving a final moisture content according Table 6 shall be used in

accordance with the manufacturers’ instruction. For automatic dryers, exactly the same programme setting

for the ‘dry cotton’ programme shall be used for the tests with full load and for the tests with partial load.

For non-automatic dryers, the same settings except the drying duration shall be used for the tests with full

load and for the tests with partial load.
8 Tests for performance
8.1 General
Add a second paragraph:

For the combined test series according to Annex ZA, additional requirements for the test procedure of the

tumble dryer are included in Annex ZA.
8.2.2 Programme
nd rd
Replace 2 and 3 paragraph by:

For automatic tumble dryers and for non-automatic tumble dryers, those programme settings are

selected which aim to achieve final moisture values that are close as possible to the nominal final moisture

content given in Table 6, but no greater than the values given in Table 6.
Add the following after the last paragraph:

For automatic tumble dryers, the same programme setting shall be used for tests with both full loads and

partial loads. For non-automatic tumble dryers, the time settings shall be evaluated separately for full load

and partial load.
8.2.3 Test load
Add the following note at the end of the subclause:

NOTE For a test series, several different test loads of the capacity under test may be used in accordance with ZA.2.

8.2.5 Validity of a test run
Replace the first and second paragraphs by:

For the combined test series according to Annex ZA, the test run shall be declared valid, if the measured

value of the final moisture content of that test run is below the upper limit given in Table 6.

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8.2.6 Validity of a test series
Replace the first four paragraphs by:

For the combined test series according to Annex ZA, a complete test series consists of three valid tests in

treatment full and four valid tests in treatment half.

If one of the in total seven tests of the series is declared invalid, this single test may be repeated using the

same programme settings as used for the previous tests and the same nominal initial moisture content as all

the previous tests runs in the test series. The invalid test run shall be eliminated completely from any

subsequent evaluation.

If more than one single test of the series is invalid, the whole test series shall be declared invalid.

If the average final moisture content for a test series of seven valid test runs is below the limit in Table 6,

then the test series shall be declared valid and the results are evaluated according to Clause 9. Otherwise,

the test series shall be invalid.

If a test series of 7 valid test runs is invalid, it shall not be made valid by substituting one of the test runs

with an eighth test run.
8.3.2 Procedure
Replace the last paragraph by:

Evaluation shall be made on all valid test runs of a valid test series for the selected programme.

8.4.1 General
Add a paragraph at the end of the subclause:

Evaluation shall be made on all valid test runs of a valid test series for the selected programme.

8.4.2 Procedure
Replace the last paragraph by:

Measurements shall be made on all valid test runs of a valid test series for the selected programme.

9 Assessment of performance
9.1 General
Add a paragraph at the end of the subclause:

For the combined test series according to Annex ZA, additional requirements for evaluation for the tumble

dryers are included in Annex ZA.
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9.3 Corrected electrical energy consumption
Replace the first paragraph by:

If the final moisture content of a valid test run is within the target range given in Table 6, then the corrected

electrical energy consumption shall be evaluated as shown below using the measurements determined in

8.3.

Otherwise, no correction shall be made on the energy consumption and the measured energy consumption

shall be declared as the corrected energy consumption.
Add a paragraph at the end of the subclause:
Additional steps of evaluation for the tumble dryer are specified in Annex ZA.
9.4 Corrected water consumption
Replace the first paragraph by:

If the final moisture content of a valid test run is within the target range given in Table 6, then the corrected

water consumption shall be evaluated as shown below using the measurements determined in 8.3.

Otherwise, no correction shall be made on the water consumption and the measured water consumption

shall be declared as the corrected water consumption.
Add a paragraph at the end of the subclause:
Additional steps of evaluation for the tumble dryer are specified in Annex ZA.
9.5 Corrected programme time
Replace the first paragraph by:

If the final moisture content of a valid test run is within the target range given in Table 6, then the corrected

programme time shall be evaluated as shown below using the measurements determined in 8.3.

Otherwise, no correction shall be made on the programme time and the measured programme time shall

be declared as the corrected programme time.
Add a paragraph at the end of the subclause:
Additional steps of evaluation for the tumble dryer are specified in Annex ZA.
9.6 Condensation efficiency
Replace the third paragraph by:

The average condensation efficiency C shall be calculated from the condensation efficiencies of all valid test

runs expressed as a percentage:
Add a paragraph at the end of the subclause:
Additional steps of evaluation for the tumble dryer are specified in Annex ZA.
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10 Data to be reported
Add second paragraph (at the end of the clause):

For a test series according to Annex ZA data to be reported for the tumble dryer are specified in Annex ZA.

Annexes
A.1 Reference detergent
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex B.
A.2 Specification of test load
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex C.
A.3 The bone dry method of conditioning
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex G.
A.4 Calculation of weighted average age of the cotton test load
Replace by:

See EN 60456:2011, Annex I, but replace the term ‘washing operation’ with the term ‘drying operation’ and

replace the term ‘base load’ with the term ’test load’.
NOTE Annex I applies only for full load and not for partial load.
A.5 Measurements of energy consumption in low power modes
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex L.
The above paragraph is informative.
A.6 Uncertainty of measurement
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex Q
A.7 Environmental aspects of tumble dryer use determined in IEC 61121
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex R
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A.8 Source of materials and supplies
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex U.
A.9 Reference washing machine
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex D.
A.10 Reference progamme
Replace by:
See EN 60456:2011 , Annex E.
Annex C (informative) Flow diagrams
After the 1 paragraph, add the following new paragraph:

For a test series according to Annex ZA, Figure C.Z1 shows the decision chart illustrating the requirements

for a valid test series for both automatic tumble dryers and non automatic tumble dryers.

Add the following new figure after Figure C.2:
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Start test series
7 tests done
All final moisture
Condenser
contents within the given yes no
Dryer?
limit for single test?
yes
All test runs without
Only one invalid? no interruption due to water
container full?
yes
yes
Delete the non complying test
yes
yes
out of the set of tests
Perform 8th test
Average final moisture
content below the given limit
for average?
All final moisture
contents of the remaining runs
within the given limit for single
test?
yes
Assess 7 tests according to
Repeat test series or stop
the standard

Figure C.Z1 – Decision chart illustrating the requirements for a valid test series

for test series according to Annex ZA
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Table D.4 Weighted average age - cotton load
Add the following NOTE:

NOTE The statements concerning weighted average age in A.4 and Table D.4 apply to full loads but not to partial loads.

Add the following annexes:
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Test procedure for a combined test sequence
of cotton dry with full load and partial load
ZA.1 General

This annex sets out the procedure for the determination of performance and related parameters for full load

and for partial load for a cotton dry programme of the tumble dryer.

The combined test sequence to measure performance parameters is defined as a test series consisting of

7 test runs with two different treatments as follows:
– Treatment full: 3 test runs
– Treatment half: 4 test runs

The two low power modes (Left-on mode and Off-mode) shall be determined for treatment full.

The airborne acoustical noise shall be measured according with EN 60704-1 and EN 60704-2-6 and

determined and verified according with EN 60704-3.
ZA.2 Preparation for testing – Test loads

Subclause 6.5 sets out requirements for the preparation of the test loads used in the tumble dryer.

All requirements of 6.4 shall be applied to define the full load for a test series. For the test runs with partial

load, a full test load shall be split into two parts. This clause defines the splitting of a full load into the two

partial loads (part A and part B) as detailed in Table ZA.1.
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Table ZA.1 – Partial loads: number of items in part A and part B of the cotton test load

Nominal Nominal Number of Number of Number of Mass of half
mass of full mass of half sheets pillowcases towels load
load the full load
kg kg kg
Part A 0,5 0 1 2 0,46
Part B 0,5 0 1 3 0,57
Part A 0,75 0 1 5 0,79
1,5
Part B 0,75 0 2 2 0,70
Part A 1 0 2 5 1,03
Part B 1 0 2 4 0,92
Part A 1,25 0 2 7 1,25
2,5
Part B 1,25 0 3 5 1,27
Part A 1,5 1 2 3 1,54
Part B 1,5 1 2 2 1,43
Part A 1,75 1 2 5 1,76
3,5
Part B 1,75 1 2 5 1,76
Part A 2 1 2 7 1,98
Part B 2 1 2 7 1,98
Part A 2,25 1 3 7 2,22
4,5
Part B 2,25 1 3 8 2,33
Part A 2,5 1 3 10 2,55
Part B 2,5 1 3 9 2,44
Part A 2,75 1 4 10 2,79
5,5
Part B 2,75 1 4 9 2,68
Part A 3 1 4 12 3,01
Part B 3 1 4 12 3,01
Part A 3,25 1 5 12 3,25
6,5
Part B 3,25 1 5 12 3,25
Part A 3,5 1 6 12 3,49
Part B 3,5 1 6 12 3,49
Part A 3,75 2 6 8 3,77
7,5
Part B 3,75 1 6 14 3,71
Part A 4 2 6 10 3,99
Part B 4 1 6 17 4,04
Part A 4,25 2 7 10 4,23
8,5
Part B 4,25 1 7 17 4,28
Part A 4,5 2 7 12 4,45
Part B 4,5 2 7 13 4,56
Part A 4,75 2 7 15 4,78
9,5
Part B 4,75 2 7 14 4,67
Part A 5 2 8 15 5,02
Part B 5 2 8 15 5,02
Part A 5,25 3 7 13 5,29
10,5
Part B 5,25 2 8 17 5,24
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Nominal Nominal Number of Number of Number of Mass of half
mass of full mass of half sheets pillowcases towels load
load the full load
kg kg kg
Part A 5,5 3 7 15 5,51
Part B 5,5 2 8 19 5,46
Part A 5,75 3 8 15 5,75
11,5
Part B 5,75 2 8 22 5,79
12 Part A 6 3 8 17 5,97
Part B 6 3 9 15 5,99
12,5 Part A 6,25 3 8 20 6,30
Part B 6,25 3 9 17 6,21
13 Part A 6,5 3 9 20 6,54
Part B 6,5 3 9 19 6,43
13,5 Part A 6,75 3 9 22 6,76
Part B 6,75 3 10 20 6,78
14 Part A 7 3 9 24 6,98
Part B 7 3 10 22 7,00
14,5 Part A 7,25 4 10 18 7,28
Part B 7,25 3 10 24 7,22
15 Part A 7,5 4 10 20 7,50
Part B 7,5 3 11 24 7,46

NOTE The number of towels in each half load A and B may differ from the number indicated above. In this case the formulas below

shall be used to evaluate the number of towels in each test load.

Part A and Part B shall be made entirely from the full load without adding or subtracting any towels. For each

partial load, the conditioned test load mass shall be recorded.

The requirement for test load mass to be within ± 60 g of the nominal test load mass shall not apply to

partial loads.

For test load masses which are greater than those specified in the Table 3 (> 15 kg), the number of items

for part A and part B is defined as follows:
Part A:

Number of sheets: is the half of the number of sheets at rated test load mass rounded to the

next whole sheet (always round up)
 
n =
A,SH
 
 
where
n is the number of sheets at rated test load mass.
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SIST EN 61121:2013
EN 61121:2013 – 20 –
Number of pillowcases: is half the number of pillowcases at rated tes
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