HI Contact: Pete Gaydon
973-267-9700 x 119
the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) pump
energy conservation standard released January, 2016 will become a bigger
challenge as manufacturers prepare to meet the 2020 compliance and labeling
requirements. The DOE Test Procedure, based on the Hydraulic Institute’s
standard for pump efficiency testing (HI 40.6), is a multi-stepped process, and
the data required to determine a pump’s PEI, can vary according to the product configuration.
help pump manufacturers understand the complex test procedure and calculate PEI
in a consistent manner, HI developed two different PEI Calculator tools with
the help of member companies Engineered Software Inc. (https://eng-software.com/) and Intelliquip LLC (http://intelliquip.com).
to be used in-house and integrated into OEM testing programs, the macro
enabled, excel-based tool was developed by Engineered Software Inc. and is
exclusively available to HI members. The online tool, available to the
public at er.pumps.org/pei, developed by
Intelliquip LLC calculates PEI and presents it in a manner that can
also be uploaded into the HI Energy Rating Program.
tools will help manufacturer’s determine their pumps’ PEI according to DOE
Regulations. Each tool walks the user through the calculation process
according to the pump type and the requisite section of the DOE test procedure.
Data is collected throughout the process and help text is provided to explain
the meaning of different values and the testing options.
is committed to developing standards, technical resources and programs that
benefit the pump manufacturing industry and pump system owner-operators.
These PEI calculators will integrate with the HI Energy Rating Program
scheduled for public release in mid-2017. This new HI Program will list
pumps with the HI Energy Rating Label in a searchable database
for utilities and end-users seeking efficient pumps that qualify for rebate and
The online calculator is available on a
dedicated HI site: er.pumps.org/pei. Members can
also receive a copy of the excel calculator during the HI Annual Conference and
Centennial Celebration March 8-13, 2017 in Orlando, FL or by contacting email@example.com.
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