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HANDBOOK 'ASSESSING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF PUMPS AND PUMP UNITS' 

Europump and Professor (retired) Bernd Stoffel (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany) have published a handbook ‘Assessing the energy efficiency of pumps and pump units. Background and methodology’.

This handbook represents the decades-long effort of the Europump Joint Working Group on energy-using products. It was officially presented at the Europump General Assembly on 9 May 2015. Upon receiving the first book from the hands of Mr Carlo Banfi, Europump President, Professor Stoffel summarised for the audience that the work consolidates the research that Europump and Darmstadt University of Technology performed to prepare the calculations and methodology that underpin EU Ecodesign regulations. The book also touches upon the important roles of standardisation and the Semi-Analytical Model, which calibrates mathematical calculations with tests.

It is the first book available providing the background, methodology and assessment tools for understanding and calculating energy efficiency for pumps and extended products (pumps+motors+drives). Responding to new EU requirements for pump efficiency and US Department of Energy exploratory work in setting pump energy efficiency guidelines, this book provides explanation, derivation and illustration of Product Approach and Extended Product Approach methods for assessing energy efficiency. It surveys legislation related to pump energy efficiencies, provides background on pump and motor efficiencies, and describes the concept of the Energy Efficiency Index for circulators and single- and multi-pump systems.

The book is now available at Elsevier at this link. The price is EUR 90.95 (Europump members receive a discount of 30%).


BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM) 

The Pump industry has investigated the current requirements from the construction industry to achieve BIM Level 2 acceptance. The conclusion was to develop a template which can then be populated by any pump company.

The purpose of the template is to standardise the data required for a product category.

To download a copy of the PDT (Product Data Template) please click here.

It is believed that this PDT (Product Data Template) for pumps will meet the requirements of the Building Services and MEPH (Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health) sectors.

 

PUMP VIBRATION STANDARDS GUIDELINES

The diversity of standards applicable to the pump industry is probably greater on the subject of vibration than any other field. These standards can appear to be conflicting in that they present machine vibration limits in different ways and with different limiting values.

The aim of this guideline is present, in one document, the essential points of each standard and to explain where each standard tends to be used.

Click here to download the Guide (First edition - 15 July 2013)

 

EXTENDED PRODUCT APPROACH FOR PUMPS - A Europump Guide

Click here to download the Guide 27 Oct. 2014

 

Guideline on the application of Commission Regulation 641/2009/EC and the amendment 622/2012/EC with regard to ecodesign requirements for circulators

November 2015 - version 3.0

The aim of this guideline is to clarify possible questions when implementing the ecodesign requirements for circulators.

Click here to download the Guideline

 

Europump Guideline on the application of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 547/2012, implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for water pumps

This document intends to clarify questions which may arise with the entry into force of the water pump regulation EU 547/2012.

Click here to download the guideline (25 October 2012 version)

 

EUROPUMP Improvement of Reliability of Pumps by Condition Monitoring - Consequences on MTBR/MTBF, July 2012

The present guide intends to highlight the importance of “in-service” monitoring of pumping systems through the description of the main parameters to monitor and the ways to acquire them. Also, it will be briefly illustrated how they can be effectively processed and analysed to retrieve valuable information on the status of the equipment under surveillance.This guide is intended to be mainly addressed to operations managers of plants or systems, maintenance engineers, sales and procurement officers, with the aim of offering a clear and concise picture of the importance and the complexity of a condition monitoring system in an industrial environment.

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EUROMPUMP Guideline on the application of the Regulation 640/2009/EC on Electric Motor Efficiency- May 2011

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

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EUROPUMP Guideline on 2006/42/EC (New Machinery Directive) - May 2011

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.

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EUROPUMP REACH Guide - June 2010

Guideline for the Application of the REACH regulation 1907/2006/EC

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EUROPUMP Guide to Variable Speed Electro Submersible Pumps - May 2008

A Guide to the Specific Application of VSDs for Borehole and Wet-Well Pumps

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EUROPUMP Guide to the Selection of Rotodynamic Pumps - May 2008

This Guide provides an introduction to the very complex subject of the selection of pumps. It is aimed at anyone who wishes to purchase or select a pump and, at the same time, wishes to save money on their energy bill.

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EUROPUMP Guide on Noise Outdoors - July 2001

Guideline for the application of the EC-Directive 2000/14/EC "Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors" in respect to pumps and pump units

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EUROPUMP Guide on Safety of Electrical, Submersible Motors - June 2001

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EUROPUMP Guide on ATEX - January 2008 + UPDATED  PART II November 2012 

Guideline for the application of the EC-Directive 94/9/EC "Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres" in respect to pumps and pump units

Click here to download the pdf Part I

JUST RELEASED 

UPDATED  PART II November 2012  Click here to download the pdf Part II

EUROPUMP Guide on EMC - June 1996

Guideline for the application of the EC-Directive "Electromagnetic Compatibility" 89/336/EEC for pump units

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EUROPUMP Guide on Machinery - February 1995

Guideline on EC-Directive Machinery 89/392/EEC of 14 June 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to machinery considering the following amending Directives: 91/368/EEC of 20 June 1991 amending Directive 89/392/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to machinery, 93/44/EEC of 14 June 1993 amending Directive 89/392/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to machinery, CE Marking Directive 93/68/EEC  

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