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Final Bulletin on Amending the Standard
Bulletin on Amendment 11
Update - as published
Two earlier bulletins were distributed in the development of this standard and are available at /regulations/16846.
The amendment was pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I (Vol. 144, No. 24) on June 12, 2010.
Changes made from the pre-published amendment are highlighted in the document.
Generally an electric motor is one which is three-phase induction with an output power rating of 0.746 to 375 kW (1 to 500 hp) and a NEMA or IEC type design. This includes any motor that is incorporated into another product.
Specifically an electric motor is a motor that
- is rated for continuous duty operation,
is a design type that is
- an electric three-phase induction design,
- a cage or squirrel-cage design, and
- a NEMA design A, B or C with NEMA T or U frame dimensions, or IEC design N or H,
- is designed to operate at a single speed,
- has a nominal output power of not less than 0.746 kW (1 HP) and not more than 375 kW (500 HP)
- has a nominal voltage of not more than 600 V AC
- has a nominal frequency of 50/60 Hz or 60 Hz
- has a two, four, six or eight pole construction
- has an IP code from 00 to 66
- is of open or enclosed construction
- is of foot-mounted construction or flange-mounted construction and
- has a standard shaft, R-shaft or S-shaft, or is a close-coupled pump motor or a vertically-mounted solid shaft normal thrust motor
but does not include
- a NEMA design A or C motor of more than 150 kW (200 HP) and not more than 375 kW (500 HP) or an IEC design H motor of more than 150 kW (200 HP) and not more than 375 kW (500 HP)
Energy Performance Test Procedure
CAN/CSA C390-10 Test Methods, Marking Requirements and Energy Efficiency Levels for Three-phase Induction Motors is referenced as the energy performance test procedure.
The test procedure can be ordered from:
Canadian Standards Association
5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100
Mississauga, ON, L4W 5N6
In Toronto, call 416-747-4000
Energy Performance Standard
Products that meet the regulatory definition of a motor must meet or exceed the efficiencies outlined in either Table 2 (energy efficient) or Table 3 (premium efficiency) of CAN/CSA C390-10, depending on their design.
Table 2 applies to any regulated motor as defined above with any one of the following characteristics:
- eight pole construction
- NEMA U frame or equivalent IEC dimensions
- NEMA design C or IEC design H
- close-coupled pump motor
- vertically-mounted solid shaft normal thrust motor
- fire pump motor with a nominal output power of at least 0.746 kW (1 HP) and not more than 375 kW (500 HP)
- it is not a foot-mounting, a type C face-mounting or a type D flange-mounting motor
- it is part of an integral gear assembly, or
- it is a two, four, six or eight pole, NEMA design B motor with an output power of greater than 150 kW (200 HP) and not more than 375 kW (500 HP) or is a two, four, six or eight pole IEC design N motor with an output power of greater than 150 kW and not more than 375 kW
Table 3, with more stringent performance levels, applies to all other regulated motors.
As of April 12, 2012, all motors will be required to meet the regulatory requirements if their manufacturing process is completed on or after January 1, 2011.
There is no mandatory labelling requirement for electric motors.
There is no change proposed for the energy efficiency verification requirements. Equipment must bear an energy efficiency verification mark indicating that the energy efficiency reporting requirements are third party verified by a certification body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
Energy Efficiency Reports
The energy efficiency report required for electric motors includes the following product specific information:
- nominal efficiency value
- output power in kW or HP
- motor design, if NEMA, A,B or C or if IEC, N or H
- number of poles
- whether the motor is of open or enclosed construction
- frame type, whether T-Frame, U-frame or IEC frame
- whether it is a close-coupled pump, vertically-mounted solid shaft normal thrust or fire pump motor
- whether it is an integral gear assembly
- whether standard shaft, R-shaft or S-shaft
- mounting type
- whether the motor is footless, has feet or has detachable feet
This report must be submitted, by the dealer, to NRCan before the product is imported into Canada or traded interprovincially for the first time.
A dealer who imports these products into Canada must include the following information on the customs release document:
- name of product
- model number
- brand name
- address of the dealer importing the product
- purpose for which the product is being imported (i.e. for sale or lease in Canada without modification; for sale or lease in Canada after modification to comply with energy efficiency standards; or for use as a component in a product being exported from Canada)
This Regulation harmonizes with MEPS established for similar products in the United States.
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide stakeholders with a concise interpretation of the amendment, as they apply to electric motors.
Additional information on Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations including a current list of Standards Council of Canada accredited certification bodies can be found in the Guide to the Regulations on the OEE Web site at: