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European Union Pump Efficiency Regulations for Centrifugal Pumps


European Union Pump Efficiency Regulations for Centrifugal Pumps states that pumps must function within specific efficiency standard. Any deviation can attract heavy audit fines. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: European Union Pump Efficiency Regulations for Centrifugal Pumps

Pump Power Monitor for European Union Regulations
  • CO2 contributes to the Green House Effect and is
    a by product of Electricity production by burning
    fossil fuels.
  • European  Union in a bid to emerge as a
    climate-friendly region is cutting down power
  • Thus EU has rolled out the European Union Pump
    Efficiency Regulations which are also applicable
    to Centrifugal Pumps. These pumps deal in pumping
    fluids and consume considerable amount of power
    in converting kinetic energy of a flowing fluid
    (velocity pressure) into static pressure.

EU Directives
  • To keep a check on Power consumption and in a bid
    to move towards higher efficiency pumps certain
    provisions of the EU Motor efficiency Directive
    relate specifically to the pump industry.
  • In addition to other factors these directives
    specify that energy consumption must comply to
    the specifications mentioned in the table below

  • Though there is no dearth of Centrifugal Pumps
    that are compliant with EU Regulations.
  • However, what is challenging is that the pumps do
    not remain compliant to consuming less energy
    over their life cycle which is about 13 years.
    Over time due to several reasons these pumps
    begin to consume more electricity than was
  • As a result they not only become noncompliant to
    EU Directives which can attract huge audit fines
    but also power consumption expenditure of end
    user goes up.

Reason why Pumps begin to consume more
  • To cover a much wider range of duties the same
    pump can be offered with different impellers or
    with different speed motors. This can lead to a
    significant decrease in efficiency as the pump is
    operating away from the designed Best Efficiency
    Point (BEP). This will result in higher energy
    costs and greater energy consumption.
  • Pump performances and efficiency deteriorate over
    time. Pumps incur corrosion, abrasion, erosion,
    and aging which is a result of fluctuating liquid
    level, gas level, chemical level, temperature and
    more. If pumps are operating outside the point of
    best efficiency not only the efficiency
    decreases, but shafts and bearings suffer damage
    and the chance of a breakdown becomes extremely

Technological Solution
  • An IIoT Platform can be used to ensure approved
    level of power consumption at all times as well
    as monitor wear and tear, gas levels, chemical
    levels etc. that contribute to wear and tear that
    leads to increased power consumption.
  • Such an IIoT platform consists of three
    significant parts
  • Sensors, including cables and junction boxes
  • Data collection device
  • Monitoring/analysis software
  • Some of the sensors that can be used for this
    type of monitoring are Magnetic sensors, Gas
    Sensors, Chemical Sensors and more.

Benefits to Pump Manufacturers/ Rentals and users
outside Europe.
  • Compliance with these standards mean less
    electricity consumption and lower expenses for
    end user. Thus Pump Manufacturers in other
    countries, can gain a competitive edge when they
    are able to provide their customers a cost saving
  • Most countries are expected to follow suit with
    the EU Compliance standards and manufacturers and
    Rentals will face minimum business disruptions
    when these regulations are implemented elsewhere.

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