Baldor is in the process of upgrading their Baldor-Reliance motor line to meet the energy efficiency requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which was signed into law in 2007 becomes effective on December 19, 2010. This law expands the mandated energy efficiency standards from the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) for a wider range of industrial motors that are manufactured for sale in the United States.
How does this affect Australian machine manufacturers or machine exporters?
Motors that met standard efficiency levels in the US (EPAct) are now required to meet Premium Efficiency levels, i.e. minimum efficiency level motors made or imported into the US must now meet Premium Efficiency levels. EISA also applies to imported electric motors and electric motors that come ‘as a component of another piece of equipment’.
Baldor continues to work on their goal to meet the requirements of EISA and be ready for compliance well in advance of the effective date.
Baldor plans to make compliance with EISA simple and easy to understand for their customers:
- Baldor’s existing Super-E premium efficient motors already meet or exceed the NEMA Premium Efficiency level requirements mandated by the new Act
- Baldor will expand their Super-E line to include more ratings
- Baldor is also increasing the efficiencies of their existing Standard-E motor line to the levels required by EISA
- Some custom-built motors not previously covered by EPAct will also have their efficiencies raised
Baldor’s Standard-E motors will be true general-purpose motors designed to comply with Subtype II requirements for 1-200 hp and 201-500 hp requirements.
Customers can be confident that the performance of Baldor motors will meet the demanding needs of a wide range of industrial applications.
A line of Super-E motors with higher efficiencies will continue to be available for use by customers who have the highest efficiencies available for the lowest cost of operation. These motors will comply with EISA requirements for 1-200 hp Subtype I motors and exceed requirements for Subtype II.