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

Dear ,

Welcome to the latest edition of the Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) Newsletter.

Motor Summit 2018 International: watch the videos!
The Motor Summit International on 14 - 15 November 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland was a great success with 115 participants from 23 countries. All the conference documentation (presentations, proceedings, pictures) are available on www.motorsummit.ch/2018

Watch all the videos on the Motor Summit YouTube channel!
Motor Summit 2018 aftermovie
4 interviews
6 presentation videos

Global Round Robin for converters: preliminary results available
The preliminary results of the international Round Robin testing program for converter losses, launched by EMSA in cooperation with IEC WG18, were presented during a workshop on 13 November 2018 before the Motor Summit in Zurich. They show a high repeatability of the proposed Uniform Testing Protocol and confirm that the 9 converters tested have much lower losses than the IE1 reference values in IEC 61800-9-2 (edition 1). A report summarizing all results of phase 1 will be available in spring 2019. The goal of the Round Robin is to inform the revision of IEC 61800-9-2.

See presentations of the workshop under www.motorsummit.ch/2018
Download project overview

Save the date: EEMODS on 17 - 19 September 2019 in Tokyo
The next international conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems will take place on 17 - 19 September 2019 in Tokyo Japan.

Conference announcement

Hannover Messe: 1 - 5 April 2019
The world's leading trade show for industrial technology will take place on 1 - 5 April 2019 in Hannover, Germany. Key topics include Industry 4.0, integrated industry, digital twin, predictive maintenance and others.

More information
Standards & regulations
News from IEC
  • IEC TS 60034-2-3: 2013
    Specific test methods for determining losses and efficiency of converter-fed AC induction motors
    Work on the revision continues with several issues to be clarified.
  • IEC 61800-9-2: 2017
    Test methods and efficiency classes for converters and motors with converters
    IEC SC 22G Working Group 18 will discuss the results of the first phase of the Round Robin for converters in February 2019 and decide about integrating the Uniform Testing Protocol in edition 2. The second phase of the Round Robin will start in March 2019 with 6 or 7 testing laboratories and about 60 converters to be tested.
  • IEC TS 60034-31: 2010
    Selection of energy-efficient motors including variable speed applications - Application guide
    The revision is in its final stage and will be ready in 2019.
  • IEC Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency (ACEE)
    Task Group 6 for the alignment of standards for Electric Motor Driven Systems between IEC and ISO is considering a workshop with all stakeholders as a side event to EEMODS'19 in September 2019 in Tokyo.
 More information: cub@impact-energy.ch and www.iec.ch

European Union 

Ecodesign regulations under review:
  • Electric motors (640/2009): draft regulation proposes minimum requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives. Comments were received until 21 November 2018. Revised regulation is expected to be finalized and published in 2019.
    See all comments
  • Circulators (641/2009): review study is published, preparation of the revision is ongoing. Consultation Forum is planned early 2019.
  • Pumps (547/2012): review study is ongoing, Consultation Forum is planned early 2019.
  • Fans (327/2011): Impact Assessment is ongoing, Inter Service Consultation is planned early 2019.
 Under development:
  • Air compressors: a) Standard air compressors: Impact Assessment is ongoing, b) Oil-free and low-pressure air compressors: review study is published, Consultation Forum and finalising the Impact Assessment is planned in 2019.
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Singapore: only IE3 motors from 1 October 2018
Electric motors sold in Singapore must meet the IE3 level from 1 October 2018. Importers and manufacturers of motors and motor-driven equipment/systems that are covered under the respective legislation must register themselves and their motor models with the National Environment Agency. 

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USA: dedicated-purpose pool pump motors
The US Department of Energy published a notice of stakeholder proposal and of request for Direct Final Rule for energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors on 11 September 2018. Comments were received until 26 October 2018. 

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IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2018
The International Energy Agency has published the Energy Efficiency Market Report 2018. Energy efficiency improvements since 2000 prevented 12% more energy use in 2017, with the industrial sector contributing half of these savings. Currently less than 40% of global final energy consumption is covered by mandatory policies in the industrial sector. The coverage potential of mandatory policies for electric motors is slowly increasing, being most favourable in countries where MEPS were introduced early on (e.g. North America). The majority of motor stock is still at lower efficiency levels. 


Electric motors in the energy transition White Paper
The share of electric motors systems is expected to increase significantly in the future, due to the growing global electrification, the use of electric vehicles and heat pumps. A future decarbonisation path can further increase motor system efficiency.

Download White Paper

Topmotors Fact Sheet no. 29: New motor technologies
The Topmotors Fact Sheet no. 29 compares the characteristics and explains the advantages and disadvantages of different motor technologies including asynchronous, permanent magnet, electronically commutated and synchronous reluctance motors.


Best regards,

Maarten van Werkhoven
EMSA Operating Agent

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Rita Werle
EMSA Vice-Operating Agent

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