Europump: New Guidelines and Updated Position Paper Available
The Europump Standards Commission has just published three crucial documents to support the industry. They are available for free on the Europump website.
“The Europump experts are treating important subjects” says Friedrich Klütsch, Europump Standards Commission secretary. “Thanks to everyone’s great work and energy we created these three crucial documents. We know our guidelines and Position Papers are well accepted by the industry. We trust that these ones will be as good as always and will be well received by market players.“
On the website the three documents are available:
- PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Position Paper
The exposure of pumps and pump units in the field of the PED is a recurrent question. Finding an answer is not that easy. Europump issued a position paper back in 2000. Due to the revision of some related EC directives the PED Europump position paper has been updated to match the changes. The references have been updated and some minor changes have been implemented. The core statements are still valid.
- Guideline on 2006/42/EC (New Machinery Directive)
The New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC came into force on 30 December 2009. It brought some changes which affect the pump industry. The revised definition of "machinery" led to the biggest change in conformity assessment for years. Changes on the fixing of guards and the requirements for documentation were included in the revision. This guideline gives specific support to pump manufacturers and is a valuable addition to the official Guidelines (issued by the European Commission). It gives brief but substantial information and a clear interpretation of the directive’s content.
- Guideline on the EC Regulation 640/2009 (on motors covered by the Eco-design Directive)
This EC regulation came into force on 16 June 2011. A significantly high number of motors in wide use will be denied access to the European market due to restrictions related to their energy efficiency. This guideline gives information on the scope for pumps; it clarifies which motor and/or pump types are affected. The paper is a valuable source of information for pump users who will need to check the design of their products if pumps are integrated.