Circulator Pumps

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As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “pump” means equipment designed to move liquids (which may include entrained gases, free solids, and totally dissolved solids) by physical or mechanical action and includes a bare pump and, if included by the manufacturer at the time of sale, mechanical equipment, driver and controls. 10 CFR 431.462  Although circulator pumps are a style of pump, DOE has not yet established a test procedure or standards applicable to circulator pumps.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently undertaking a rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards and a test procedure for circulators in an open negotiation process through the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC).

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Standards

DOE has published Federal Register notice of open meetings regarding standards and test procedures for circulator pumps. 81 FR 80008 (November 15, 2016).

The circulator pumps energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2016-BT-STD-0004 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

Comment period is closed.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

ASRAC Working Group Negotiation

Test Procedure

DOE is currently undertaking a rulemaking to consider a test procedure for circulators in an open negotiation process.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

Currently there is no test procedure docket. Please submit comments via EERE-2016-BT-STD-0004.


Current Standard

There are currently no DOE energy conservation standards for circulator pumps.


Current Test Procedure

There are currently no DOE test procedures for circulator pumps.


Helpful Links

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.

Contact information

For more information related to this product, please email:
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov


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