HI Energy Rating Program Database Hits 9,400 Products

22 May 2020

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced that its Energy Rating (ER) Program database of rated pumps has grown to include more than 9,400 products. Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Motor Market Assessment, pumps can account for 40% of energy usage in industrial fluid systems. The HI Energy Rating metric represents the greatest potential savings for these and other systems through the implementation of more energy-efficient solutions. HI’s database represents a large resource for easy identification of pump technologies that capture energy and cost savings in commercial, industrial, agricultural and municipal applications. 

HI launched its Energy Rating Program to make it easy for manufacturers and distributors to communicate energy efficiency, support power utilities in the development and operation of energy efficiency programs, and help end users identify pumps that offer energy and cost-saving benefits. The program allows users to view and verify data that indicates the power savings obtained from pump system upgrades and changes. Using a unique label, the program rates pumps and systems in the marketplace to show measurable comparisons of energy consumed. The higher the energy rating, the more efficient the pump. 

“With the new U.S. Energy Conservation Standard for certain clean-water pumps in effect, companies and utilities should be planning for a future that is both more energy- and cost-efficient,” Michael Michaud, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute said. “Targeting pumps as part of an energy efficiency program creates value for all stakeholders—including manufacturers, commercial builders and municipalities—through the potentially significant cost savings and improved sustainability of the pump applications.”  

In addition to the ER Program, HI manages a full ecosystem of energy-efficiency initiatives, including training, certification programs, and standards. For more information on these programs, please visit http://pumps.org/EnergyEfficiency

Courtesy of the Hydraulic Institute.