Small electric motors and electric motors; Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets) (HS 8501); Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS 19.020), Electrical and electronic testing (ICS 19.080), Rotating machinery (ICS 29.160)
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Small Electric Motors and Electric Motors (25 page(s), in English)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes amending its test procedures for small electric motors. First, DOE proposes further harmonizing its procedures with industry practice by incorporating a new industry standard manufacturers would be permitted to use in addition to the industry standards currently incorporated by reference as options for use when testing small electric motor efficiency. Second, with respect to electric motors, DOE proposes further harmonizing its test procedures by incorporating an additional industry standard to the two that are already incorporated by reference as options when testing the efficiency of this equipment. Each of these changes is expected to reduce testing burdens on manufacturers. Finally, DOE proposes to adopt industry provisions related to the test conditions to ensure the comparability of test results for small electric motors. None of these proposed changes would affect the measured average full-load efficiency of small electric motors or the measured nominal full-load efficiency of electric motors when compared to the current test procedures.