ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUMPS AND ENERGY
Pumps are involved in nearly every aspect of modern living. They
are used to move fluids such as liquids, slurries or gasses.
In businesses, buildings, households and industries, pumps exist -
in some form or another. They are key components in maintaining
comfort levels in buildings. They deliver and distribute clean
drinking water from water treatment plants throughout cities, while
at the same time removing wastewater. And, they are highly present
within a wide range of industries. The world depends on them, but
many pumps are also serious energy wasters, leaving behind a
significant carbon footprint. This is because today's pumps account
for no less than10% of the world's electricity consumption and
because the majority of electricity is still produced using fossil
Pumps and the world's electricity consumption
- Today pumps account for no less than 10% of the world's
- Two third of all pumps use up to 60% too much energy .
- If every business switched to a high efficiency pump system
there could be global savings of 4% of the total electricity
consumption- comparable with the residential electricity
consumption of 1 billion people.
 IEA Report 2009, IEA Statistics, CO2 Emissions from
 Almeida, Anibal T. et al; EuP Lot 11 Motors Final Report,
University of Coimbra, December 2007, p: 68