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Energy efficiency

By making the decision to use energy efficient motors, you can lower your energy costs and have a positive effect on the environment. ABB’s energy efficient low voltage electric motors are designed and labeled to comply with the international IEC standards. In addition, motors are naturally supplied to conform to local Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) where applicable. Learn more about efficiency and energy savings from this page.

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Standards and regulations

Local MEPS regulations

EU
Turkey
China
Australia
US
Canada
Korea
Brazil
Saudi Arabia

EU MEPS (European Minimum Energy Performance Standard) sets mandatory minimum efficiency levels for electric motors introduced into the European markets.

Scope:

  • Single-speed, 0.75 to 375 kW, 2 to 6 poles, up to 1000 V, 50 Hz, motors rated on the basis of continuous duty operation
  • Ambient temperatures between -30°C and +60°C
  • IE3 compulsory in DOL supply in the power range of 0.75 to 375 kW
  • IE2 is allowed to be used for variable speed drive use in the power range of 0.75 to 375 kW.
Turkey has confirmed the EU MEPS efficiency requirements as legal requirements following the same timeline. 

Scope:
  • Single-speed, 0.75 to 375 kW, 2 to 6 poles, up to 1000 V, 50 Hz, motors rated on the basis of continuous duty operation
  • Ambient temperatures between -30°C and +60°C
  • IE3 compulsory in DOL supply in the power range of 0.75 to 375 kW
  • IE2 is allowed to be used for variable speed drive use in the power range of 0.75 to 375 kW.
Scope:

  • Single-speed, 0.01 to 375 kW, 2 to 6 poles, up to 1000 V, 50 Hz or 50/60 Hz
  • Ambient temperature +40°C or below
  • Continuous duty (S1) and S3 with a rated cyclic duration factor of 80% or higher
  • Applicable for all low voltage motors including also motors for explosive atmospheres - flameproof, non-sparking and dust ignition protection
  • Motor efficiency must meet the specified level at 100% load
  • Three different efficiency levels are specified by GB18163-2012, IE2 being the minimum 
  • IE3 efficiency level implementation expected to be launched in 2018
  • Note: additionally CNEx certification required for motors for explosive atmospheres

Scope is identical for the compulsory MEPS and for the voluntary HE MEPS::

  • Single-speed, 0.73 up to - but not including - 185 kW
  • Voltage up to 1100 V
  • 2 to 8 poles
  • Safe area motors, motors for explosive atmospheres
  • Inverter duty motors that can be operated DOL
  • Motor efficiency must meet the specified level in AS/NZS 1359:5:2004 either at 100% or 75% load. Minimum efficiency level roughly equal to IE2, in some cases higher.

USA has been one of the first countries introducing minimum efficiency requirements for motors, the first law Energy Policy Act (EPAct) was signed in 1992, which then became valid in 1997. Current Energy Indipendence and Security Act (EISA) has been valid from December 2010. The program covers both NEMA and IEC motors, NEMA motors in a range of 1-500 HP and IEC motors from frame size 90 upwards.

ABB offers full range of NEMA motors under Baldor brand and a broad range of ABB IEC motors. 

Federal Regulations in Canada are effective since 1997 and were revised 1999 and 2012. The 2012 revised efficiency legislation is similar to EISA 2007, it became valid 12.04.2012. All motors destined to Canada must bear a safety certificate marking, such as CSA. In addition, motors subject to energy efficiency regulation must be approved and certified.

ABB offers a full range of NEMA motors under Baldor brand, and a broad range of ABB IEC motors in cast iron frames.

Scope:

  • IE2 (standard efficiency) from 0.75 to 30 kW, 2 to 8 poles
  • IE3 (premium efficiency) from 37 to 200 kW, 2 to 8 poles
  • IE3 (premium efficiency) from 200 to 375 kW, 4 to 8 poles
  • Voltage up to 600 V, 60 Hz
  • Continuous duty S1
  • Applicable for 3-phase DOL motors including motors for explosive atmospheres
  • VSD motors driving fans, pumps and blowers
  • Ambient temperature +40°C and below
  • Altitude max 1000 m above sea level
  • Torque design A and B
  • Brake and gear motors
  • IE3 (premium efficiency) will be compulsory for output powers from 0.75 to 37 kW, 2 to 8 poles, from October 1, 2018.

Brazilian MEPS is based on ABNT NBR 17094-1:2013 standard, all motors must be dimensioned with service factor 1.15.

Scope:

  • 0.75 to 185 kW, 2 to 4 pole
  • 0.75 to 150 kW, 6 pole
  • 0.75 to 110 kW, 8 pole
  • Voltage up to 1000 V, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, for operation at 60 Hz
  • One or more speeds, for operation at one unique speed
  • Continuous operation S1 or S3 (≥80%) acc. to NBR 17094-1:2013
  • Categories N, H, NY and HY acc to NBR 17094-1:2013
  • Totally enclosed and fan cooled (forced or shaft mounted)
  • Open or closed type motors
  • Safe area and non-sparking motors
  • Minimum efficiency level IR2 roughly equal to IE2, IR3 roughly equal to IE3.

According to SASO IEC 60034-30:2013 following motors are included in the SASO efficiency regulation and registration is required:

  • Stand-alone
  • Single-speed, three phase
  • 0.75 to 375 kW, 2 to 6 pole
  • Voltage up to 1000 V, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz
  • Continuous duty S1 or intermittent duty S3 with cyclic duration factor 80% or higher
  • Operating direct on-line (DOL)
  • Altitude less than 1000 m above sea level
  • Ambient temperature from -15°C to +40°C
  • Minimum efficiency level

Please read from leaflet beside about motors excluded from the scope.

Reference cases

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ABB will supply the complete power and process electrical system for Metsä Group's new bioproducts mill in Äänekoski, central Finland. The first mill to operate fully free from fossil fuels will increase the share of renewable energy and generate twice as much power as it consumes.

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