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Commercial and Industrial Pumps

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Pumps are used in agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining, and commercial building systems. Currently there are no energy conservation standards for pumps.

The Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct an analysis of the energy use, emissions, costs, and benefits associated with this equipment during the commercial and industrial pumps energy conservation standards rulemaking.


Recent Updates | Standards | Test Procedures | Waiver, Exception, and Exemption Information | Statutory Authority | Historical Information | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE has published a Federal Register notice reopening the comment period regarding the request for information for pool pumps. 80 FR 38032 (July 3, 2015). The comment period is reopened until August 17, 2015.


Draft PEI Calculator for Pumps as Measured by DOE's Proposed Test Procedure (80 FR 22939 (April 24, 2015).  

This Excel spreadsheet is designed to perform the calculations necessary to determine PEI – a pump’s energy index -- as proposed in DOE's Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (Dockets EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 and EERE-2013-BT-TP-0055).  Under the proposals, the PEI calculations must be performed using measured values – that is, using results from testing actual pumps in accordance with the proposed test method and sampling plan.  The PEI calculator is not considered an Alternative Efficiency Determination Method (AEDM) by the Department and would not to be used to simulate or estimate the efficiency of a pump.

DOE is providing this "calculator" as a convenience at the request of interested parties. Interested parties should consult the Federal Register for the proposed formulas for calculating PEI and should not rely on this spreadsheet. Dockets EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 and EERE-2013-BT-TP-0055  (available at www.regulations.gov  ) contains DOE's proposed rules for the standards and test procedure, respectively. While this calculator is an excel-based version of the calculations in the test procedure proposal, DOE did not rely on this document to develop the proposal itself. The draft PEI calculator is located here. 


DOE  has published a Federal Register notice requesting information regarding energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pumps. 80 FR 26475 (May 8, 2015).  The comment period closes June 22, 2015. For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.

DOE has issued a Federal Register correction notice regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps. 80 FR 22938 (April 24, 2015). This notice correct the terms in the equations published in the energy conservation standards NOPR. For more information, please see the rulemaking page

DOE has issued a Federal Register correction notice regarding test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps. 80 FR 22939 (April 24, 2015). This notice correct the terms in the equations published in the test procedure NOPR.. For more information, please see the rulemaking page

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy conservation standards for pumps. 80 FR 17826    (April 2, 2015). A public meeting is scheduled for April 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The comment deadline is June 1, 2015. For more information, please see the rulemaking page.

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps  80 FR 17586 (April 1, 2015). For more information, please see the rulemaking page

DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document. 78 FR 7304 (Feb. 1, 2013). For more information, please see the rulemaking page.


Standards for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

There currently are no energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps.

Test Procedure for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

There currently are no test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps.

Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions

Waivers

Test procedure waivers have not been issued for commercial and industrial pumps.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 431 subpart V.

Exceptions

DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for commercial and industrial pumps. For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR part 1003.

State Exemptions to Federal Preemption

DOE has not exempted any states from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR 431 subpart W.

Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps are authorized by Part A–1, "Certain Industrial Equipment," of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) Pumps are listed as covered equipment under this part. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A))

Historical Information

DOE is currently conducting an energy conservation standards rulemaking for commercial and industrial pumps.

Helpful Links and Contact Information

Helpful Links

For software tools, training, and publications to help you make your pump system more energy efficient, visit the Advanced Manufacturing Office webpage.

To find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient, visit EnergySavers.gov.

Contact information

For more information related to the regulation of this product, please email:


pumps@ee.doe.gov