Question: In the marketing material that comes with the Magnas, it mentions “BlueFlux” motors. What does this referring to?
Answer: In short, the BLUEFLUX motors are the worlds most highly efficient wire to water pumps (IE5 rating) that were developed in Europe and now standard in most all Grundfos advanced logic pumps sold in the U.S.
Every aspect of the technology driving a Grundfos Blueflux® motor has been developed to answer the real needs of the application in which the pump system or solution is installed – and always with an emphasis on reliability and efficiency.
A pump system or solution with a Grundfos Blueflux® motor has a considerably higher total efficiency than comparable solutions and reduces lifecycle costs substantially. When motor technology is combined with advanced pump design and the addition of speed control, Grundfos ensures superior system control, reduced day-to-day service costs, and lowered environmental impact.
Grundfos Blueflux® illustrates a range of skills and innovative processes that Grundfos brings to motor technology development. Grundfos was instrumental in the drafting and passing of the EuP Directive, setting the ecodesign requirements for electric motors for the European Union. As a technological leader of high-efficiency motors, Grundfos was invited to help with the technical aspects of the legislation.
Grundfos was able to create political awareness of the huge savings potential of variable speed motors and, at a late stage, influence the decision makers to include variable frequency drives in the new legislation. As a consequence, Europe’s annual electricity consumption will be reduced by 5% by 2020 – about 10 times more than originally planned before Grundfos intervened.
Our ability to get our knowledge of energy optimization and of the issues facing customers taken into consideration by researchers, opinion leaders, politicians and partners means we are uniquely placed to offer solutions that keep Life Cycle Costs down, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase the sustainability of the pump system or solution.
The Grundfos Blueflux® label guarantees that the motor technology used is ahead of current market standards, and either meets or exceeds legislative requirements for motor efficiency, where these apply.
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