While utilities often provide incentives for selecting efficient large motors, NEEA's Extended Motor Products (XMP) program take this one step further: It focuses on pumps and circulators under 50 horsepower used in many commercial and industrial applications. Hydraulic Institute talked to Warren Fish, the XMP program manager, about NEEA's focus on smaller pumps and how the program works.
Recent advancements in motor controls have had huge impacts on the circulator pump market. Specifically, circulator pumps with what are known as Electronically Commutated Motors, or ECMs, trigger an intelligent speed control system that provides substantial energy savings. This is because speed-controlled pumps automatically adjust their output to changing demand...
Although the full impact of pumps in our society sometimes falls under the radar, what hasn’t gone unnoticed is energy efficiency and sustainability. When it comes to whole-building energy efficiency and sustainability, pumps are front and center and play a critical role in helping facilities reach these goals.
U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Conservation Standards for the manufacture of certain clean water pumps take effect on January 27, 2020.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI)—in collaboration with NEEA, pump manufacturers, U.S. Department of Energy, and utilities—developed the HI Energy Rating (ER) Label. The label is designed to clearly indicate the power savings available from pump upgrades and changes. By using the label, manufacturers and distributors can quickly compare the relative power...