What is the ecodesign directive?
The rules and criteria for the EU’s Ecodesign directive for energy-related products (ErP) have just been tightened.
The new requirements affect the hydraulic efficiency of water pumps (MEI) and motor efficiency (IE) for electric motors, which means both must now carry even higher energy ratings.
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How do the changes affect your business?
Water pumps, electric motors and circulators that fail to meet these efficiency requirements cannot be sold within the EU. That means you can be sure all water pumps, electric motors and circulators on the market have a lower environmental impact and are more economical to run.
All water pumps in the scope of this regulation must have an MEI ≥0.10.
Glandless standalone circulators must havean EEI ≤0.27
From 1st January, all electric motors from 7.5-375 kW must either meet the IE3 standard or the IE2 standard equipped with a VFD.
From 1st January, all water pumps in the scope of this regulation must have an MEI ≥0.40.
From 1st August, glandless standalone circulators – and glandless circulators that are integrated in products – must have an EEI ≤0.23.
From 2017, all electric motors from 0.75- 375 kW must either meet the IE3 standard or the IE2 standard equipped with a VFD.