HI Contact: Peter Gaydon
973-267-9700 x 119
of the Hydraulic Institute, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Grundfos, Taco Inc.,
WILO USA and Xylem Applied Water Systems participated on a 15 member Appliance
Federal Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ASRAC) working group on circulator
pumps. On November 30, 2016, the working group reached consensus on a term
sheet recommending to the ASRAC and the Secretary of Energy, terms for the
development of a test procedure and energy conservation standard levels for
circulator pumps. The consensus term
sheet will go to the ASRAC for approval and be posted to the public docket. For background and updates on the circulator
pump rulemaking process, including the approved term sheet when available,
please visit: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2016-BT-STD-0004
The committee work and negotiations took more
than 10 months and 20 face to face meetings.
The working group believed the time and effort was well worth it as the
resultant standard level will transform the circulator pump market from induction
motors to more efficient electrically commutated motors and save more than 0.7
Quads of energy.
The working group recommended that the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) make every effort to issue a final rule by the end
of 2017 and a four year implementation period from the date of publication of
the final rule. Following this timeline
the industry could expect a compliance date around January of 2022.
To stay up to date on the circulator pump
rulemaking and other pump related regulatory issues, please visit: http://www.pumps.org/DOE_Rulemaking.aspx
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