IE1 Standard Efficiency motor banned

IE1 (Standard Efficiency) motor has been banned from 1st October, 2017. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued an order dated 18th January, 2017 called the Energy Efficient Induction Motors – Three Phase Squirrel Cage (Quality Control) Order, 2017 which will come into force with effect from 1st October, 2017.

According to this order, no person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf is permissible to manufacture, import, store for sale, sell, distribute energy efficient induction motors – three phase squirrel cage, which do not fall under the following:

  • Conform to the Standards IS 12615:2011
  • Bear standard mark of the Bureau of Indian Standards.

As per this Quality Control order by Gov. of India, minimum energy performance standards for line operated three phase induction motors in India shall be IE2 class from 1st October, 2017.

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