ErP Directive

ErP Directive - target

The European Union agreed on a package of directives and objectives in the field of climate protection and energy that contain ambitious, often referred to as a project 20-20-20. They shall provide a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 20% increase in energy efficiency in the EU by 2020. In addition, the overall share of energy from renewable sources is expected to rise to 20%.

To achieve these objectives in 2005 was adopted Directive 2005/32 / EC - Energy-using Products Directive, which was then in 2009 renamed the Directive 2009/125 / EC-Energy-related, commonly referred to as eco-design. Under the applicable requirements and verifies Directive lays down minimum requirements for energy savings of many energy-related products.

ErP Directive and the fans

On 30 March 2011, the European Commission adopted Regulation (EU) No 327/2011 on the implementation of the Directive of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2009/125 / EC with regard to ecodesign requirements for fans driven by an electric motor with a power consumption of 125 W to 500 kW.

In contrast to normal IEC60034-30-2008, which came into force in June 2011. and determines only the minimum efficiency levels for motors (IE2 / IE3), energy related product directive covers the whole system, in the case of the fan consisting of a motor rotor and possibly the controller (controller, the frequency converter), and any transmissions. In this case, it does not matter if the fan is working as a free-standing or as part of the system.

EU determine the appropriate formulas that are used to calculate the minimum efficiency for different types of fans. The calculation must take into account the different power ranges and installation situations.

When Directive shall enter into force?

  • Step one - 1 January 2013.
  • Step two - 1 January 2015.