On July the 1st comes into force the European Regulation N. 548/2014 on improving energy efficiency, and concerning, in particular, the eco-design of transformers.
The law is adopted primarily to reduce global energy consumption within the European Union, actually this change is largely due to a pre-existing economic factor.
The difference of the rules and regulations of the Member States for eco-design had big effects on the market; therefore significant differences they were noted between products with similar performance.
All this has led to important imbalances from the economic point of view and sometimes has led to unfair competition. The uniformity of the rules, in Europe, can eliminate this possibility.
The reduction of environmental impact and the improve of efficiency in transformers can be reach by using specific materials: a better design of the electric machine allows to achieve a high and protracted efficiency.
Specifically, the Regulation clearly indicates the maximum loss allowed during operation phases load/no load, some of Italweber Elettra’s transformers are designed to obtain better performance than required by the standard, the new series ECO called DME is available in the range from 25 kVA to 3150 kVA.
Discover all the details on European Regulation 548/2014 in the ANIE handbook.