Ecodesign of electric motors - New draft revision of the regulation
DG Energy has opened the interservice-circulation procedure for the proposal to revise the 640 / 2009 regulation on the eco-design of electric motors (Lot 30).
With this procedure, the DG responsible for the development of the proposal, shares the text with all the other Commission DGs in order to give them the opportunity to comment on it.
The next step will be the publication of the text on the "Better Regulation Portal" with the opening of a period of public consultation to which everyone can access and comment (probably in September).
Here are some of the main points of the proposal:
• Art.2 Scope of application:
Electric induction motors with 50 or 50 / 60 Hz frequency, 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 poles, A from 50 to 1.000 V, P from 0,12 to 1.000 kW, classified for continuous cycle operation
VSDs classified to operate with the above engines that have P from 0,75 to 1.000 kW.
• The list of engines excluded from the field of application is much more extensive than that of the current regulation and provides for a new definition of a fully integrated engine in a product (see art 4 point 2). It is interesting to note the introduction of an exemption up to 1 / 1 / 2029 for engines and VSD sold as motor spare parts, of the same type, installed in products and placed on the market within 1 / 1 / 2022
• Annex I Ecodesign Requirements
From the 30 / 06 / 2020 Minimum Level IE3 for Engines:
P from 0,75 to 1.000 kW
2 / 4 / 6 poly
Which are not self-braking or increased safety motor
From 30 / 06 / 2020 Minimum Level IE1 for VSD with P from 0,75 to 1.000 kW
From the 1 / 1 / 2022
IE2 Minimum Level for Engines:
Three-phase with P from 0,12 to 0,75 kW
Increased safety motor
IE3 Minimum Level for Motors
Three-phase with P from 0,75 to 1.000 kW
From the 1 / 1 / 2022
IE2 Minimum Level for VSD with P from 0,75 to 220 kW
IE1 Minimum Level for VSD with P from 220 to 1.000kW
• The information requirements are similar to those already provided for by the current regulation. The request to include information on the websites of the products in which the engine is incorporated is eliminated (only the requirement to include information on the technical documentation remains).
• The proposal provides for the assessment of a further revision within 5 years from the entry into force (Article 9).
The text is available for ANIMA Members (firstname.lastname@example.org).