Will it be illegal to buy EEF1, EEF2 or EEF 3 motors once the EU MEPS legislation commences?

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

EU MEPS for electric motors has been approved since July 22nd 2009 by European Parliament. It sets mandatory efficiency levels for electric motors introduced into the European market.

EU MEPS covers almost all 2,4 and 6 pole single speed, three-phase induction motors with a power range of 0.75 to 375 kW. Please check for details from the material on the right hand menu.

Implementation timeline:

Timetable Requirement Notes
Phase 1:
From 16 June, 2011
Motors must meet the IE2 efficiency level IE2 / High efficiency
– comparable to Eff1 (European CEMEP agreement)
Phase 2:
From 1 January, 2015
Motors with a rated output of 7.5 – 375 kW must meet EITHER the IE3 efficiency level OR the IE2 level if fitted with a variable speed drive IE3 / Premium efficiency
– extrapolated from IE2 with ~15% lower losses
Phase 3:
From 1 January, 2017
Motors with a rated output of 0.75 – 375 kW must meet EITHER the IE3 efficiency level OR the IE2 level if fitted with a variable speed drive

Quantum Controls have the largest stock of ABB IE2 efficiency motors available to you now. All motors quoted and supplied by Quantum Controls will be minimum IE2 efficiency rated.  ABB motors have a three year warranty as standard.

This means any IE2 motor supplied by Quantum will ensure that you fully comply with the new EU MEPS legislation

 

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