British Pump Manufacturers
Pump Industry Association Sustainable Energy Strategy –(Update -April 2007)
The BPMA represents the leading UK suppliers of liquid pumps, accounting for 85% of the UK market. Pumps
are employed across all major energy consuming sectors including Water and Waste, Domestic, Government
and Public Buildings and the Chemical/Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. Independent studies have
shown that there is potential to save over one million tonnes of Carbon emissions a year by improving pump
'system' efficiency within the UK.
DEFRA has recently handed down a directive that specific targets for energy reduction for pumping systems
have been set at 6TWh/a by 2020.
Over the past four years the BPMA has adopted a proactive position with regard to the reduction of energy
consumption in pumps and systems, recognizing increasing government and public concern with regard to
energy. The BPMA has been working with Future Energy Solutions (now AEA Environmental) to develop the
pump system element of the UK governments Market Transformation Programme.
The BPMA led the development of three Energy Savings Guides for Europump which are used worldwide. In
2005 BPMA members financially supported the commissioning of an “options for action” report by SUSTAIN
which led in 2006 to the formation of a focused BPMA Energy Group that developed an Energy Strategy, the
retention of a Market Transformation consultant to turn the strategy into deliverables and the setting up of a
pump energy specific website at www.bpma-energy.org.uk. A Future Energy Solutions representative sits on the
BPMA Energy Steering Group to ensure short lines of communication to and from government.
Whilst there is some potential to improve pump design it is recognized that this would yield only on average
about 4% saving in energy