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Meet standards successfully

How to best comply with the energy-efficiency legislation

The constantly changing energy market and energy policies can be challenging, and to meet the ambitious policy targets, it is necessary to comply with ever-stricter standards and legislation. Standards on the other hand are regarded as “state-of-the-art” and highly significant for solving many technological and economic challenges. Find out which of the energy-efficiency standards are most important and how we can help you to successfully implement standards and legislation.

ISO 50001

Make energy transparent – and rewarded

ISO 50001 is a worldwide standard for in-house energy management systems. The standard describes all the requirements for an energy management system, from establishment and implementation to maintenance to optimization. We provide step-by-step support for implementing an energy management system according to ISO 50001 – and we can show you how you can even benefit from state subsidies and tax advantages with standardized certification.

Your opportunity: ISO 50001

There are many good reasons for implementing a corporate energy management system, which is extremely important for creating transparent energy consumption. The result is energy-saving measures and reduced energy costs. An energy management system also significantly increases your competitiveness when the identified savings potential is consistently exploited. We can support you throughout the entire process and to successful certification. By consulting our experts right from the start, you can be sure that the certification process is conducted in a structured and effective way. That’s how we ensure that efficient energy management pays off for you.

Our contribution: SIMATIC Energy Management software

Get all the energy data you need from your production process thanks to our SIMATIC Energy Suite energy management solution: it provides end-to-end transparency of all energy flows. The TIA Portal enables the ease of engineering  and you can benefit as well of an uniform platform for automation and energy management – including across locations. The recorded energy data can be seamlessly expanded to form a multisite energy management system thanks to the end-to-end connection to SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO or the cloud-based Service Energy Analytics. We offer you a comprehensive ISO 50001-certified product and solution portfolio with additional SIMATIC Energy Management software – from the management to the field level.

EN 50598

Meet energy targets systematically

Manufacturing has a substantial impact on a country’s economy. One of the most significant factors is electrically powered systems, which are responsible for almost 70% of all power requirements. Not only that: The energy cost of an electric drive makes up at least 80% of the entire lifecycle cost – meaning that electric drive systems harbor tremendous savings potential. Nevertheless, measures that focus on the motor alone are not expected to meet the Europe-wide target of reducing carbon emissions by 40% by the year 2030 compared with1990.

From individual drive to drive system

With the European eco-compatible design standard EN 50598, the focus is directed away from individual components and toward an overall system approach. Since 2015, EN 50598 has defined the requirements for drive systems in electrically driven production machines. This means that all products that convert an appreciable amount of electrical power must be evaluated in terms of their level of efficiency or loss. The second part of EN 50589-2 is especially relevant for evaluating energy efficiency. It indicates how the manufacturer is to determine the losses of drive and motor systems. This in turn allows users to compare products in terms of their energy efficiency.

Integrated Drive Systems: the answer to the EN 50598 standard

The core elements of a fully integrated drive system are frequency converters, motors, couplings, and gear units. With Integrated Drive Systems, these individual components become complete and efficient drive systems. You can get energy savings of over 30% thanks to the comprehensive portfolio enabling the optimization of the entire drive train with integrated, highly efficient components. As a truly complete solution, Siemens Integrated Drive Systems can be seamlessly integrated into any drive system and any automation environment throughout the entire lifecycle. As a result, you’re perfectly equipped to fulfill the EN 50598 standard and ensure that your drive systems are as efficient as possible.

All the information about EN 50598
Flyer Norm EN 50598

Efficiency classes

How efficiency classes are defined for converters and motor systems

The new European ecodesign standard EN 50598 assigns converters and motor systems to efficiency classes. Manufacturers can determine their products’ power loss and also benefit from reproducible test conditions. Users are provided with an overview of the power loss or power demands of a given application based on application-specific load profiles – which makes the energy efficiency of drive components and systems maximally transparent.