Variable Speed Pumping--A Guide to Successful Applications, Executive Summary
May 26, 2004
Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world energy used by electric motors, and 25% to 50% of the total electrical energy usage in certain industrial facilities. Significant opportunities exist to reduce pumping system energy consumption through smart design, retrofitting, and operating practices, in particularly, those pumping applications with variable duty requirements.
This Executive Summary, which is the result of collaboration between the Hydaulic Institute, Europump, and U. S. DOE Industrial Technologies Program, provides highlights from Variable Speed Pumping A Guide to Successful Applications. The summary provides information on the design, specification, and operation of efficient, cost-effective variable speed pumping systems, and serves as a guide to help determine if variable speed pumping is the correct choice.