Allweiler Pump Units Meet EU Energy Efficiency Standard


Colfax Fluid Handling announced that pumps produced by its Allweiler brand will meet the Ecodesign Directive ErP 2005/32/EC energy efficiency directive beginning January 1, 2015 – two years ahead of required compliance.

Users of the new Allweiler pumps may save even more energy – along with associated costs – than is required by the current European Union (EU) ordinance. Additionally, ErP 2005/32/EC-compliant Allweiler pumps will be offered at the same prices as current models.

“Customers who specify an Allweiler water pump in 2015 will save money from the outset,” said Gunter Connert, Sales Manager, Germany. “Each pump will deliver extraordinary efficiency, providing the user with energy savings well ahead of the 2017 requirements of the ErP 2005/32/EC requirements.”

The new ordinance requires all pumps for "clean" water delivered after January 1, 2015 must have a minimum efficiency index (MEI) of 0.4. From January 1, 2017 the standard requires electric motors with rated power of 0.75 to 375 kW to exhibit premium efficiency (efficiency level IE3), and IE2 motors must be equipped with speed control.

The Allweiler brand pumps achieve high efficiency due in part to well-designed pump hydraulics. Additionally, only IE3 motors will be used, including a frequency converter, if requested.

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