Meeting the Energy Challenge: New Standards for Industrial Motor Efficiency: ICED11 Ecodesign Keynote

Mads Sckerl (Author), Tim C. McAloone (Author), Thomas J. Howard (Author)

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    With an annual production of approximately 16 million pumps, production in 12 countries and a commercial representation in 52 countries, Grundfos takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. Grundfos takes a life cycle approach to product development, which corresponds to the company’s “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) philosophy. This is important for Grundfos, as important pump improvements address the energy performance and service cost in the product’s operation period. These improvements include energy savings and increased overall pump efficiency. TCO can, therefore, be used to reveal the pump’s environmental profile. Grundfos has lobbied actively to tighten the requirements for electric motors in the European Energy Using Product Directive, leading to energy savings equal to 5% of all electricity in EU. Mads Sckerl will present Grundfos’ motivation for this approach, and the results from the intensive work in this area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2011
    Place of PublicationDTU
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    In series: Proceedings of ICED11


    • Ecodesign
    • Product life
    • Innovation
    • Design
    • Environmental impact
    • Tools

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