New to the Standard:
This standard is an update to HI 40.6-2014 that incorporates exceptions made by the U.S. DOE in the Uniform Test Procedure for “Pumps” as outlined in Department of Energy - Energy Conservation Program (https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/standards-and-test-procedures). This standard established minimum testing protocols for testing of rotodynamic pumps for determination of pump efficiency in a uniform manner. This revision firmly aligns HI 40.6-2016 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards 81 FR 4368 (January 26, 2016) and test procedures 81 FR 4086 (January 25, 2016) for pumps, which incorporated by reference HI 40.6-2014 with certain exceptions and additions. This 2016 revision address the exceptions and additions.
HI 40.6 is intended to be used testing at accredited pump test facilities, such as manufacturers’ pump test facilities or laboratories only. Industry experience shows that it is very difficult to perform measurements accurate enough to satisfy the requirements in this standard when testing is performed in the field. Therefore field-testing is not permitted as a method of efficiency testing per this standard.
This standard is not intended for production pump testing. Refer to ANSI/HI 14.6 Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests and ANSI/HI 11.6 Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps for Hydraulic Performance, Hydrostatic Pressure, Mechanical, and Electrical Acceptance Tests for production pump testing.
Scope: HI 40.6 is intended to be used for efficiency testing at pump test facilities or laboratories only. Industry experience shows that it is very difficult to perform measurements accurate enough to satisfy the requirements in this standard when testing is performed in the field. Therefore field-testing is not permitted as a method of efficiency testing per this standard.
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