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EMSA Newsletter - Zurich March 2018 - www.motorsystems.org

Dear ,

Welcome to the latest edition of the Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) Newsletter. The number of our readers has reached 5606 people from 85 countries.

Registration open for the Motor Summit 2018 International 
The next Motor Summit International will be held on 14 - 15 November 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. A number of selected speakers are already confirmed.
Preston Reine from IHS Markit will give a global overview on the market of motors, pumps, fans and compressors.

Interview with Preston Reine, IHS Markit

Preliminary program and registration: www.motorsummit.ch

eceee Industrial Efficiency 2018
The next eceee Industrial Efficiency event will be held on 11 to 13 June 2018 in Berlin.
More information: www.eceee.org/industry
Standards & regulations
IEC 60034-30-2: Efficiency classes for motors operated on variable frequency
Published in 2017 as technical specification. 

IEC 61800-9-2 (edition1, 2017): Test methods and efficiency classes for converters and motors with converters
Work on edition 2 has started that will improve the testing method, check the level of the reference losses and subsequently adjust the IE-classes. An international Round Robin program for converter losses has been launched by 4E EMSA in cooperation with IEC WG18. Four testing laboratories (Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, USA) are working with a more detailed Uniform Testing Protocol. The first phase will be completed until early 2019. In the second phase thereafter, a larger sample of converters will be tested to verify the reference losses.
More information: cub@impact-energy.ch.

IEC 60034-31 (edition 1: 2010): Selection of energy-efficient motors including variable speed applications - Application guide
Now under revision. A first Committee Draft is currently under review.
More information: cub@impact-energy.ch.

IEC Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency (ACEE): Guides for energy efficiency
The two Guides 118 and 119 are directed towards standard makers in Technical Committees that will be advised how to introduce energy efficiency into their specific field of application. They have both been published in 2017:
  • IEC Guide 118, Edition 1: Energy efficiency aspects inclusion in electrotechnical publications
  • IEC Guide 119, Edition 1: Preparation of energy efficiency publications and the use of basic energy efficiency publications and group energy efficiency publications.
The first application project on Motor Driven Systems with the coordination between IEC and ISO standards has been circulated for comments by ACEE in early 2018. 

More information: www.iec.ch

Congratulations to the IEC 1906 Award recipients
The "IEC 1906 Award" was created in 2004 by the IEC Executive Committee and commemorates and honours each year the IEC experts around the world whose work is fundamental to the IEC. In 2017, the following experts in the field of electric motor driven systems were distinguished:
  • Conrad U. Brunner, TC2 Rotating machinery (Switzerland)
  • Bernd Ponick, TC2 Rotating machinery (Germany)
  • Tim Schumann, TC22 Power electronic systems and equipment (USA)

More about the IEC 1906 Award

Brazil sets motor MEPS at IE3 level
Brazil decided in August 2017 to strengthen the level of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for electric motors between 0.12 kW and 370 kW. It is foreseen that for motors below IE3 level the following is no longer allowed from:
  • 30 August 2019: manufacture or import of motors
  • 3 March 2020: commercialization of motors
  • 30 August 2020: manufacture or import of equipment containing motors
  • 3 March 2021: commercialization of equipment containing motors.
See details

European Union: regulation updates
  • Revision of fan regulation 327/2011: a Fan Review has been prepared by VHK in March 2015. The last Consultation Forum meeting was held for ENER Lot 11 on 30 April 2015. The Impact Assessment and drafting of the implementing measure is ongoing. Information and background documents: www.fanreview.eu
  • Revision of motor regulation 640/2009: since the presentation of the final preparatory study in Lot 30 by Anibal de Almeida et al. in 2014 and the Consultation Forum meeting in September 2014 no new document is currently available. The Impact Assessment is ongoing. The revision will cover motors with 0.12 kW up to 1000 kW.
  • Revision of water pumps regulation 547/2012: the revision and the results from preparatory studies on pumps in Lot 28 and 29 was presented by VHK and Viegand Magøe at a stakeholder meeting in February 2016. A next meeting has been announced. More information: www.ecopumpreview.eu/
  • Compressors: the final report on Standard Air compressors in ENER Lot 31 has been published on 6 June 2014. A second technical study by VHK, is assessing the low pressure and oil free application ranges. The final report was published in June 2017. Stakeholder meetings are planned for early 2018. More information: www.eco-compressors.eu/
  • Revision of circulator pumps regulation 641/2009: the paper by VHK/Viegand Magøe is scheduled to be ready in 2018. More information: www.ecocirculatorsreview.eu
 Updated overview from 23 January 2018 for all current Ecodesign regulations.

India: mandatory MEPS at IE2 level - correction
Since 1 February 2018 in India it is mandatory for three-phase squirrel cage motors to bear the BIS certificate, according to the revised Indian national standard IS 12615. The standard also sets MEPS at IE2 level for motors.

2-, 4- and 6-pole motors from 0.37 kW to 375 kW are covered under the voluntary 5-star labeling program of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, where 1 star (lowest efficiency) is equivalent to IE2.

The above reflects the current status of MEPS in India, correcting the information published in the EMSA Newsletter of June 2017.

Request to incorporate IEC 60034-2-1:2014 test methods
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a notice of petition on 2 November 2017 announcing receipt of petitions the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and UL LLC (UL) requesting that DOE incorporate the IEC 60034-2-1:2014 (2014) test methods 2-1-1A and 2-1-1B as alternative test methods in addition to the existing test methods referenced in its regulations for determining the energy efficiency of certain electric motors and small electric motors.

USA: regulations' overview

Electric motorsMEPS*1 June 2016
Small electric motorsMEPS*9 March 2015
Certification, compliance, labeling, and enforcement for electric motors and small electric motorspre-publication of final rule
(11 January 2017)

Dedicated purpose pool pump motorspublic meeting
on 10 August 2017

Dedicated-purpose pool pumpsMEPS*19 July 2021
Circulator pumpsnotice of open meetings
(15 November 2016)

Fans & blowersnotice of data availability
(1 November 2016)

Air compressorspre-publication of MEPS*
(5 December 2016)
*Minimum Energy Performance Standards 

More information: https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/standards-and-test-procedures
Updated Motor Systems Tool in German & French
A new version of the 4E EMSA Motor Systems Tool is now available also in German and French, including:
  • New loss models for permanent magnet & synchronous reluctance motors, Converter Drive Module, gears
  • Expanded scope for asynchronous motors: 0.12 kW to 1.000 kW; 2, 4, 6 & 8 pole
  • Updated application calculator, including pump, fan, hydraulic pump, air-compressor, cooling-compressor
  • Updated calculation examples.
 Download: www.motorsystems.org/motor-systems-tool

Webinar: key findings from the IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017
A Leonardo webinar on 22 March @ 15:00 CET will discuss the key findings of the International Energy Agency's annual Energy Efficiency Market Report. The 2017 report includes an analysis on energy efficiency policies and finance, trends in major economic sectors, the impact of energy efficiency on energy security and a special country focus on Indonesia, the largest energy consumer in Southeast Asia.
Register for webinar

U4E Policy Guide on Motors
United for Efficiency (U4E) has recently released a Policy Guide on Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Electric Motors and Motor Systems. The report guides policy makers on how to promote energy-efficient motors and motor systems in their national markets, with a special focus on emerging economies and developing countries.
More information: http://united4efficiency.org

EEMODS'17 proceedings
The proceedings of the last international conference on Energy Efficency in Motor Driven Systems, held on 6 to 8 September 2017 in Rome, Italy, are now available.
New President of CEMEP
Claus A. Petersen, Vice President of Danfoss Silicon Power, was appointed as the new President of the European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (CEMEP). Claus Petersen takes over from Jürgen Sander who has assumed the role of Honorary President.

New Industry Director at NEMA
Kirk Anderson is the successor of Bill Hoyt as Industry Director at the US National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Previously, Kirk had worked for 21 years for UL, the US Underwriters Laboratories.

Best regards,

Maarten van Werkhoven
EMSA Operating Agent

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