Immunization standards

E03 Refrigerators and freezers for storing vaccines and freezing water-packs

Note: the PIS 2000 catalogue (and new items added to the PIS since publication of the 2000 edition) has been definitely abolished for this E003 category on 1 October 2010. The full revision of performance specifications and verification protocols has been achieved and endorsed by the steering committee at that date. All items included in the PIS catalogue are considered as not suitable for UN purchase unless they are PQS prequalified and part of the list to be found through the link below:

All new applications for prequalification of refrigerators and freezers for storing vaccines and freezing water-packs must follow PQS procedures as described in the Guideline for manufacturers of vaccine refrigerators, vaccine freezers and icepack freezers (WHO/PQS/E03/GUIDE.1.3) and Guideline for manufacturers of solar power systems (WHO/PQS/E03/GUIDE.2.3). All items prequalified 4 months prior to the review date will be subjected to the 2011 annual review. The first version of the performance specifications and verification protocols for E03 category refrigerators and freezers for storing vaccines and freezing water-packs were approved by the PQS Steering Group on 14 September 2007. The transitional period to have PIS products for submission of prequalification was set as 31 March 2009. However, because of the extensive review process of performance specifications and verification protocols, this period had been extended to 1 October 2010.

Vaccine freezer or combined vaccine/icepack freezer: compression cycle

Icepack freezer

Refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer: compression cycle

Refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer: absorption cycle

Ice-lined refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer: compression cycle

Refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer: compression cycle. For solar powered rechargeable battery storage

Refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer: compression-cycle. For solar direct drive without battery storage

Refrigerator or combined refrigerator and water-pack freezer: compression cycle. Solar direct drive with ancillary rechargeable battery

Solar power system for compression-cycle vaccine refrigerator or combined refrigerator-icepack freezer

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10 November 2011 21:06 CET