Extended Motor Products: Efficient Pumps and Circulators
Extended Motor Products (XMP) include efficient motor-driven pumps and circulators that reduce energy consumption and increase your bottom line.
Pumping systems are essential to the daily operation of most commercial buildings and industrial facilities. With new energy standards for clean-water pumps in effect beginning in 2020 and a great new Energy Rating label program from the Hydraulic Institute, now is the time to evaluate the efficiency of commercial and industrial pumps and circulators.
Benefits of efficient pumps and circulators include:
- Increased energy savings
- Decreased lifetime maintenance and operating costs
- Extended motor life
U.S. Department of Energy 2020 Standards
U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Conservation Standards for the manufacture of certain clean water pumps take effect on January 27, 2020. For additional information on the scope, standard level and uniform test procedure for eligible pumps, see the Hydraulic Institute’s Regulatory Summary for Pumps.
Bellwether Housing is the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in Seattle, managing 2,100 units across the city in buildings that range from new construction to century-old apartments. This diversity can pose a challenge for the maintenance team, so when the opportunity arose to upgrade some hot water recirculation pumps to efficient and adaptive smart pumps, Bellwether jumped at the chance.
Providence Down Manor is an independent retirement community in Hood River, OR. To increase efficiency while maintaining high comfort standards for its residents, the facility installed hot water pumps with smart circulators, which have integral controls that self-regulate the speed of the pump to match the needs of the system, adapting to pressure or flow requirements and reducing power when demand is lower.
Garver was called to audit the pumping system of a facility with four large (350-horse power) vertical turbine pumps. “No cost” and “low cost” Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) were recommended as actions that would increase efficiency, reduce energy consumption, increase reliability, and lower the total cost of operation.
Grundfos replaces an aging pump system in the fifth largest high-rise in Los Angeles.