Pumping up the energy savings with a new ISO standard

by Clare Naden on
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From pumping water from a well to fuel injection in your car and even manufacturing medicines, pump systems are used everywhere. But all too often they are given more energy to function than they actually need. A new international standard aims to change all that, saving the planet - and our wallets - in the process.

Pump systems are used to move liquids across a wide range of applications within industrial processes, buildings and transportation. But all too often they use more energy than they really need to fulfill the process demands in the plant.

ISO/ASME 14414, Pump system energy assessment aims to reduce energy consumption by enabling organizations to effectively determine the minimal amount of energy that is required by various pump systems, thus enabling facilities to improve energy efficiency, subsequently reducing consumption and the carbon footprint.

Developed in conjunction with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ISO/ASME 14414 sets the requirements for conducting and reporting the results of a pumping system assessment, allowing facilities to not only calculate their current energy consumption but identify ways to reduce energy and improve its efficiency.

By providing a common definition for an assessment, it also enables consistency across organizations and countries, ensuring contracting for assessment services is a whole lot easier.

ISO/ASME 14414 is available from your local ISO national member or the ISO store.