For decades, the U.S. Department of Energy has issued market-changing industrial electric motor regulations to improve efficiency. The most recent rules, which have gone into effect over the past two years, impact most equipment manufacturers and users. Pump manufacturers, in particular, need to understand the impact motor speeds, operating speeds, inrush currents, motor size and motor configuration have on their pump designs and product development.
This webinar included a review of current U.S. Department of Energy regulations for Small and Integral Horsepower Electric Motors. One of our presenters, Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs with the Hydraulic Institute, discussed the new rules for clean water pumps, their effective date, the intended energy savings goals, and other considerations which will directly affect the sale and marketing of clean water pumps.