Australian

  • Motor Solutions Online 2010
    • Department of Industry

    This website contains practical information and tools to help companies manage their motor systems. It covers a range of areas including:

    • System optimisation information
    • Optimising pump and fan applications
    • Pump and fan characteristics
    • Control options
    • Fine-tuning pump and fan applications
    • Control technologies
    • Selecting the right equipment
    • Pump and fan or blower applications.

    Note that the Australian Government is working to update the content. Principles outlined on the site however are still applicable when developing motor management strategies.

  • Energy Rating Website
    • Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program

    The Energy Rating Website provides information on the energy performance of a range of residential, office and industrial equipment which is communicated via energy rating labels.

    The website also includes information on mandatory minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) which apply to a large range of equipment, appliances and lighting products including refrigerators, clothes washers, televisions, compact fluorescent lamps and industrial motors.

  • Motors, Pump and Fan Efficiency - More Drive, Less Work 2010 (Opens in a new window)

    This resource developed by the Queensland Government outlines eco-efficiency opportunities for manufacturers in relation to motors, pumps and fans. It includes information on high efficiency motors, using the correct motor, power correction factors and pump and fan efficiency.

  • Energy in Dairy 2012
    • Victorian Department of Primary Industries

    This series of fact sheets provides examples of the range of technologies and strategies available to improve energy efficiency on a dairy farm. Fact sheet topics include an overview of energy efficiency, solar panel systems, solar hot water systems, thermal heat recovery, LPG water heating and variable speed drives.

International

  • Industrial Efficiency Technology Database 2012
    • Institute for Industrial Productivity

    The Industrial Efficiency Technology Database (IETD) provides information to help decision-makers in industry assess the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency investment options. The information includes descriptions of technologies and processes, key data, benchmarks, energy savings, CO2 reductions and costs. The IETD currently covers the cement, iron, steel and pulp and paper sectors, as well as electrical motor-driven systems.

  • Motors, Pumps and Fans 2007
    • US Department of Energy

    This technology deployment section of the US Department of Energy website looks at the energy and cost savings that can be achieved through energy management practices and purchasing energy efficient equipment. It provides a range of training and publications including tip sheets and case studies.

  • Electric Motors 2014 (Opens in a new window)
    • Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency

    The Motors page on the Natural Resources Canada website provides operation and maintenance tips, purchasing tips and a reference guide for electric motors.

  • Motors and drives technology overview 2011 (Opens in a new window)

    This resource looks at some of the simple actions that can be taken to save energy, cut costs and increase profit margins around motors and drives. Note, there is a cost for downloading the PDF.

    In addition to the overview, UK Carbon Trust also provides more specific guidance about motors and drives in PDFs which are free to download.