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Clean water pumps

Energy Efficiency Regulations  

Regulatory definition 

Clean water pump, with or without mechanical equipment, driver and controls, that is designed for pumping clean water – other than a fire pump, a self-priming pump, a prime-assist pump, a magnet-driven pump, a pump designed to be used in a nuclear facility, a pump designed to Canadian or United States military specifications or a pump designed and marketed for use as a pool pump, that:

  1. is one of the following types:
    1. an end suction close-coupled pump with a maximum specific speed of 5000 RPM,
    2. an end suction frame mounted pump with its own bearings and with a specific speed not more than 5000 RPM,
    3. an in-line pump,
    4. a radially split, multi-stage, vertical, in-line diffuser casing pump, or
    5. a submersible turbine pump with a bowl diameter not greater than 152 mm (6 in),
  2. has a shaft input power not less than 0.75 kW (1 horsepower) and not greater than 150 kW (200 horsepower) at best efficiency point and full impeller diameter;
  3. has a flow rate of 5.68 m3/h (25 US gallons/min) or greater at best efficiency point and full impeller diameter;
  4. has a maximum head of 139.9 m (459 ft) at best efficiency point and full impeller diameter;
  5. has a design temperature range that lies within -10 and 120°C (14 and 248°F); and
  6. is designed to operate with either a 2-pole or 4-pole induction motor or a non-induction motor with a nominal speed of rotation of either 1800 RPM or 3600 RPM, as determined in accordance with 10 C.F.R. Appendix A, and in which the driver and impeller rotate at the same speed.

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after January 27, 2020

Compliant product models

Clean water pumps as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard

10 C.F.R. Appendix A entitled Uniform Test Method for the Measurement of Energy Consumption of Pumps

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard  

Energy performance standard for clean water pumps

 Pumps must have a PEI rating of not more than 1.00 
Equipment class1 Maximum PEI C-value
ESCC.1800.CL 1.00 128.47
ESCC.3600.CL 1.00 130.42
ESCC.1800.VL 1.00 128.47
ESCC.3600.VL 1.00 130.42
ESFM.1800.CL 1.00 128.85
ESFM.3600.CL 1.00 130.99
ESFM.1800.VL 1.00 128.85
ESFM.3600.VL 1.00 130.99
IL.1800.CL 1.00 129.30
IL.3600.CL 1.00 133.84
IL.1800.VL 1.00 129.30
IL.3600.VL 1.00 133.84
RSV.1800.CL 1.00 129.63
RSV.3600.CL 1.00 133.20
RSV.1800.VL 1.00 129.63
RSV.3600.VL 1.00 133.20
ST.1800.CL 1.00 138.78
ST.3600.CL 1.00 134.85
ST.1800.VL 1.00 138.78
ST.3600.VL 1.00 134.85

1Equipment class designations consist of a combination (in sequential order separated by periods) of: (1) An equipment family (ESCC = end suction close-coupled, ESFM = end suction frame mounted/own bearing, IL = in-line, RSV = radially split, multi-stage, vertical, in-line diffuser casing, ST = submersible turbine; all as defined in §431.462); (2) nominal speed of rotation (1800 = 1800 rpm, 3600 = 3600 rpm); and (3) an operating mode (CL = constant load, VL = variable load).    

Energy efficiency report requirements  

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • nominal power in kilowatts
  • impeller diameter in millimetres
  • type, namely, end suction close-coupled pump, end suction frame mounted with own bearings pump, in-line pump, radially split multi-stage, vertical, in-line diffuser casing pump or submersible turbine pump
  • nominal speed of rotation collected in accordance with 10 C.F.R. Appendix A
  • mode of operation, namely, constant load or variable load
  • pump energy index value collected in accordance with 10 C.F.R. Appendix A

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations.  This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.

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