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Commercial pre-rinse spray valves

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Commercial pre-rinse spray valve, a handheld device for spraying water on food service items, that has a release-to-close valve and is designed and marketed to be used in conjunction with commercial dishwashing or commercial ware washing equipment.

Compliance date

Tier I – Manufactured on or after June 27, 2016 and before January 28, 2019.
Tier II - Manufactured on or after January 28, 2019.

Compliant product models

Commerical pre-rinse spray valves as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard

United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 431.264, Subpart O

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for commercial pre-rinse spray valves
Product class (Spray force in ounce-force, ozf) Maximum water flow rate (Litres per minute, L/min)
Tier I
All classes 6.1 L/min
Tier II
Class 1 (≤5.0 ozf) 3.79 L/min
Class 2 (>5.0 ozf and ≤8.0 ozf) 4.54 L/min
Class 3 (>8.0 ozf) 4.85 L/min

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • the maximum water flow rate, in litres per minute (gallons per minute)
  • the spray force in newtons (ounce-force) (tier II products only)

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.

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