Are your Fans Ready for the EU’s Energy-related Products Directive?

1 12 2010

New regulations on energy efficiency being introduced by the EU in the next four years could mean that up to 50 percent of existing electrical fans will need to be upgraded. Learn more about the Energy-related Products Directive and how you can upgrade your fan systems now.

Launched as part of the European Union’s plans to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 percent by 2020, the Energy-related Products Directive (ErP) could have a significant impact on businesses that rely on many types of fans, including refrigeration, IT manufacturing and air conditioning units.

Since June energy efficiency limits have been put in place for both individual units or for fans in use within a particular device.

The ErP Directive comes into force in two stages – in 2013 and 2015 – with stringent requirements for fans and their efficiency in the power range of 125 watts to 500 kilowatts.

There will be minimum efficiency requirements, which could see as many as 30 percent of all currently available fans failing to satisfy the new regulations. By 2015, when the second round of energy efficiency measures come into force, as many as 50 percent of the fans in operation today could no longer meet efficiency standards.

Replacing Fans with EU Approved Energy Efficiency Ratings

Fans are used in many areas of manufacturing and in many in-design products, so the EU changes could be long-lasting in cutting CO2 emissions. One of the leaders in the production of energy efficient fans that meet the ErP Directive is Ebm-Papst. Ebm-Papst have developed GreenTech EC technology, which already exceed the 2015 ErP efficiency targets.

EU Approved Energy Efficient Fan Suppliers

Challenger Components is one of the UK’s leading distributors of energy efficient fans and blowers.  They can supply a range of Ebm-Papst fans, including a range of Axial fans, Mixed Flow/ Diagonal fans, Radical fans, and Cross flow blowers, as well as many more.

Visit: for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.




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