EN 16825:2016

Refrigerated storage cabinets and counters for professional use - Classification, requirements and test conditions EN 16825:2016

Publication date:   Oct 17, 2016

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jun 19, 2019


CEN/TC 44 Commercial and Professional Refrigerating Appliances and Systems, Performance and Energy Consumption

European Norm

27.010   Energy and heat transfer engineering in general | 27.015   Energy efficiency. Energy conservation in general | 97.130.20   Commercial refrigerating appliances



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This European Standard specifies requirements for the construction, characteristics, performance including energy consumption of refrigerated storage cabinets and counters for professional use in commercial kitchens, hospitals, canteens, preparation areas of bars, bakeries, gelateria, institutional catering and similar professional areas.
The products covered in this European Standard are intended to store foodstuffs. It specifies test conditions and methods for checking that the requirements have been satisfied, as well as classification of the cabinets and counters, their marking and the list of their characteristics to be declared by the manufacturer.
It is not applicable to:
- refrigerated cabinets used in the direct sale of foodstuffs;
- cabinets that carry out food processing and not just storage function (e.g. bakery cabinets that chill, heat and humidity);
- cabinets with water cooled condenser;
- appliances with remote condensing unit;
- appliances with open top tables and saladettes for preparation or storage of foodstuffs;
- cabinet specifically intended for storage of specific foodstuffs (i.e. fresh meat, fresh fish, etc.) operating at a temperature different from those specified in Table 1;
- chest freezers;
- appliances intended for short time /intermittent normal operation during the full day;
- built-in cabinet;
- roll-in cabinet;
- pass-through cabinet.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1094 of 5 May 2015 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the energy labelling of professional refrigerated storage cabinets


Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1095 of 5 May 2015 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers

Life cycle


EN 16825:2016
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jun 19, 2019


EN 16825:2016/A1:2019


EN ISO 22041:2019