The sixth international conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems
(EEMODS) was organised in Nantes (France) from 14 to 17 September 2009, to discuss the newest developments in this field of energy efficiency in motor driven systems.
This major international conference, which was previously been staged in Lisbon (1996), London (1999), Treviso (2002), Heidelberg (2005), Beijing (2007) has been very successful in attracting an international and distinguished audience, representing a wide variety of stakeholders in policy implementation and development, manufacturing and promotion of energy-efficient motor systems, including key policy makers, equipment manufacturers, academia, and end-users.
The EEMODS conference has established itself as an influential and recognised
international event where participants can discuss the latest developments and build international partnerships among stakeholders.
EEMODS'09 provided a forum to discuss and debate the latest developments in the impacts of electrical motor systems on energy and the environment, the policies and programmes adopted and planned, and the technical and commercial advances made in the dissemination and penetration of energy-efficient motor systems.
During the conference numerous studies on individual component (motors, pumps, compressors, fans) and on the consumption characterisation and the potential for improvement of energy efficiency of these systems have presented. Also policy actions in a variety of regions and countries have been presented. For motors, most of the OECD countries and some developing countries have adopted mandatory efficiency requirements (one of the conference highlights was the Eco-Design Regulation in the EU), classification systems and motor selection database. The IEC new test methods and the IEC motor classification was another highlight on EEMODS'09, completing a task that was raised at the first EEMODS conference.
Other policy initiatives cover end-use equipment such as pumps, compressors, and fans, including again classification schemes and minimum efficiency requirements. Some of these initiatives are of a voluntary nature and they include: information dissemination, best practice, voluntary agreement, audit schemes, and financial and fiscal incentives.
More recently the attention of policy makers and programme designers has moved to the “systems” and to the numerous possibilities for improving efficiency and save energy in the systems design, operation and maintenance. Examples are the US Best Practice Programme and the European Motor Challenge Programme. A new international energy management standard developed by ISO was also presented at the conference.
In the plenary sessions representatives of policy making bodies, as well of international organizations and others gave an overview of the recent developments in the policy area.
68 papers were presented in the 3 concurrent sessions covering the following topics:
Electrical Motors (technologies, policies, and test methods)
Fans and Fan Systems
Motor System Audit and Programs
Policies and International Issues
Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Pumps and Pump Systems
This book contains the papers presented in the parallel sessions. It is hoped that its availability will enable a large audience to benefits from the presentations made in EEMODS'09. Potential readers who may benefit from this book include researchers, engineers, policymakers, energy agencies, electric utilities, and all those who can influence the design, selection, application and operation of electrical motor driven systems.
EEMODS'09 has been organised by CETIM the French Technical Centre for the
Mechanical Industry, with the scientific support of European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre.