- Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide: Pumping Systems 2009 (Opens in a new window)
This resource provides a step-by-step guide to improving energy efficiency in pumps and fans. It includes best practice information, opportunities to improve the performance of existing systems, ideas for designing new systems and summaries of key business benefits.
- AC Variable Speed Drives – Factsheet 2006
- Resource Smart Business
This fact sheet on the Resource Smart Business website outlines the advantages to using variable speed drives (VSDs), as well as the different types of VSDs and their applications.
- Electrical Energy Efficiency Starter Kit 2009
- EcoSmart Electricians
This resource was developed by the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA). The NECA partnered with the Australian Government and Canberra Institute of Technology to develop introductory materials that would provide more information on the efforts to raise awareness of the EcoSmart Electricians training course. The resource contains introductory materials, including content on:
- energy management
- motors, pumps and fans
- heating, cooling and solar.
- Improving Fan System Performance – A Sourcebook for Industry 2003 (Opens in a new window)
- US Department of Energy
- PDF 1.2 MB
This guide is not intended to be a comprehensive technical text on improving fan systems, but rather a document that makes users aware of potential performance improvements. It covers a range of topics including fan types, maintenance, indications of oversized fans, system leaks, controlling fans with variable speed drives and fan-system economics.
- Improving Pumping System Performance – A Sourcebook for Industry 2006 (Opens in a new window)
- US Department of Energy
- PDF 3.1 MB
This guide provides some practical guidelines and covers a range of topics including common pumping system problems, indications of oversized pumps, piping configurations, maintenance, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pump applications, pony pumps, impeller trimming and variable speed drives.
- Motors, Pumps and Fans 2007
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.
- Optimising pump system purchase and operation 2006
- US Hydraulic Institute
The Pump Systems Matter website was developed by the US Hydraulic Institute and offers on-line training resources, webinars and guides for pump purchasers and operators. One objective of the training is to shift the focus from initial cost of pump system purchase, to pump life cycle costs, which include maintenance, systems optimisation, energy-savings and performance improvements.
- Pumps 2009
- Natural Resources Canada
This content in the Energy Efficient Equipment section of the Natural Resources Canada website provides case studies, operation and maintenance tips and purchasing tips for pumps.