The European pump manufacturers are represented in the organisation Europump which provides expertise on technical issues and can also be used for exchanging pump related information.
Europump’s goal is to be the source of regulations containing a perfect mix between proficient and environmental friendly fluid pumping systems. It actively promotes the practice of energy efficiency as well as environmental integrity.
Europump advertises using an “extended product approach” when creating legislations on savings from water pumps. This means that they include the motor and controls in the figures. The extended product approach significantly extends the range of the expected potential savings. In the EU (EU27), for instance, the published expected savings from a product approach to water pumps are 4.45 TWh pro anno. The extended product approach, however, is predicted to bring the EU annual savings of 35 TWh.