Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance
Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements 3+ years early
Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than three years in advance of the 2020 compliance date. In addition, Xylem’s pump test laboratories in Morton Grove, Illinois, and Seneca Falls, New York, have been approved through the Hydraulic Institute Pump Test Lab Program, another important aspect of compliance with the federal regulations.
“The Hydraulic Institute certification of our Xylem facilities validates our work in developing highly efficient products and solutions for both the commercial and residential markets,” said Chris Johnson, Director of New Product Development and Engineering, Xylem Inc. “Xylem, through its Bell & Gossett brand, is the only U.S. manufacturer that meets and exceeds the DOE efficiency benchmark, which further strengthens our stance as industry leaders,” Johnson said.
The Energy Conservation Standard for Pumps and the companion Test Procedures for Pumps took effect this spring, putting into place the first-ever regulations for commercial and industrial pumps. By Jan. 27, 2020, all new pumps distributed in commerce in the U.S. must comply with the rules.
“The goal of the new efficiency rules is to reduce the overall demand for energy in the United States. The pumps in our e-Series line for HVAC and plumbing applications are designed with cutting-edge computational fluid dynamics technology, which produces dramatic improvements in efficiency,” Johnson said. “These highly efficient pumps not only use less energy, they contribute to increased system performance and lower life cycle costs.”
Pump test lab certification through the Hydraulic Institute ensures adherence to pump testing protocols outlined by the DOE as well as international accreditation standards for test measurement equipment. “The HI lab approval verifies our test measurement equipment and procedures meet DOE standards and demonstrates to the industry our pumps are the most efficient on the market,” Johnson said.
For more information about Bell & Gossett’s e-Series products, please visit http://bellgossett.com.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.