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The responses to the frequently asked questions were reviewed by a committee of 10 HI members, partners and staff with expertise on the subject.
Committee Members: Jamie Watkins (Chair) - Crane Pumps & Systems Mark Chaffee - Taco Inc. Michael Coussens – Peerless Pump Company Kevin Fulton – Ebara International Corp Peter Gaydon – Hydraulic Institute Mark Handzel – Xylem Inc. - Applied Water Systems Al Iseppon – Pentair – Berkeley Paul Ruzicka – Xylem Inc. – Applied Water Systems James Volk – Franklin Electric Company, Inc.
The responses to the questions have been submitted to DOE for confirmation, but have not been endorsed or approved by the department of energy.
The DOE Final Rules for Energy Conservation Standards and test procedure for certain clean water pumps are lengthy and complex documents intended to improve pump energy efficiencies. The Rule contains numerous complex provisions relating to a number of equipment classes relating to thousands of specific pump models. Inevitably, there are areas where the Rule leaves unclear its precise scope, leaving pump manufacturers having to determine on their own the Rule’s applicability to a particular pump model. In an attempt to assist manufacturers, the Hydraulic Institute (“HI”) offers answers to frequently asked questions in a good-faith effort to clarify the intended scope of the Rule so that proper compliance can be obtained.
HI submitted this material to DOE for its approval or comment, but DOE did not respond. Therefore, this material has not been approved by the DOE, which is the primary government entity responsible for enforcement of the provisions of the Rule. HI cannot provide assurance that the DOE will agree with HI’s reasoning.
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In summary HI believes:
To improve the definition of inline pump to meet the intent of the negotiation, HI suggests the following modified definition of Inline pump and the additional definition of overhung impeller.
Data for certification is covered in §429.59 (b) certification reports. In this section the requirements of §429.12 are also invoked. 429.12 outlines the general requirements applicable to certification and 429.59 outlines the pump specific requirements applicable to certification.