The Noise Seal certification became compulsory in August 2012.

1. Noise Seal Certification Objectives

Part of the Silence program, the noise seal certification was created to preserve and protect consumers against noise pollution, also identified in appliances.

Its objective is to regulate the noise level emitted by these appliances, from a scale of 1 to 5, in order to avoid health problems to its users, in addition to orient the consumer when choosing more quiet household appliances, stimulating the manufacturers to Produce products with ever smaller noise levels and improve the health of the citizen.

2. Regulation

  • Carrying INMETRO N º 430 of 16 August 2012;
  • It would be INMETRO N º 388 of August 6, 2013.

3. Key Dates

  • 16/08/2012;

Publication of the INMETRO Gate No. 430.

  • 06/08/2013.

Publication of the INMETRO Gate No. 388.

4. Characteristics of appliances that need noise seal certification

The noise seal certification is necessary for appliances such as hair dryers, blenders and vacuum cleaners, or other appliances that do the function of such devices. The maximum noise levels that appliances can reach are:

— Vacuum cleaner: 80 db — Hair dryer: 78 db — Blender: 85 db

 5. Certification Models

The noise seal certification is done through Model 1, determined as a type test, as described in item 6.3 of this RAC and in the 4.26.1 item of RGCP.

6. Certification steps

The noise seal certification consists of 4 steps:

  • Initial assessment;
  • Initial request;
  • Analysis of the request and the conformity of the documentation;
  • Initial tests;

7. Applicable tests

Apparatus included in the noise seal certification shall be subjected to tests proving the noise level reported by the manufacturer.

8. How long is my certificate valid?

The Certificate of conformity is valid for 12 (twelve) months.

9. Product at the point of sale

The devices that need to be marketed only if they have, clearly and visible to the consumer, the noise seal, belonging to the National Program of education and control of sound pollution-silence.

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