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IEC 60034-30-1 Standard
General Information

 

IEC 60034-30-1 standard

 

On efficiency classes for low voltage AC motors

 

Standard IEC/EN 60034-30-1 on efficiency classes of line operated AC motors was published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on March 6, 2014.This IEC standard is concerned with the global harmonization of energy efficiency classes for electric motors. Compared with IEC/EN 60034-30: 2008, it significantly expands the range of products covered with the inclusion of 8-pole motors and introduces IE4 efficiency performance class for electric motors. All technical constructions of motors are covered as long as they are rated for direct on-line operation. Whereas the previous edition covered only three-phase products, the new standard also includes single-phase motors, as well as line-start permanent magnet motors.

 

Efficiency classes defined by IEC/EN 60034-30-1: 2014

 

The standard defines four IE (International Efficiency) efficiency classes for single speed electric motors that are rated according to IEC 60034-1 or IEC 60079-0 (explosive atmospheres) and designed for operation on sinusoidal voltage.

 

Super-Premium efficiency IE4
Premium efficiency IE3
High efficiency IE2
Standard efficiency IE1

 

An IE5 level is envisaged for a future revision, with the goal of further reducing losses by some 20% relative to IE4.

 

Motors covered by the standard

 

The new standard covers a wider scope of products. The power range has been expanded to cover motors from 120 W to 1000 kW. All technical constructions of electric motors are covered as long as they are rated for direct on-line operation. The coverage of the new standard includes:

  • Single speed electric motors (single and three phase), 50 and 60 Hz
  • 2, 4, 6 or 8 poles
  • Rated output PN from 0.12 kW to 1000 kW
  • Rated voltage UN above 50 V up to 1 kV
  • Motors, capable of continuous operation at their rated power with a temperature rise within the specified insulation temperature class
  • Motors, marked with any ambient temperature within the range of -20°C to +60°C
  • Motors, marked with an altitude up to 4000 m above sea level

 

Motors excluded from the standard

 

The following motors are excluded from IEC/EN 60034-30-1

  • Single-speed motors with 10 or more poles or multi-speed motors
  • Motors completely integrated into a machine (for example, pump, fan or compressor) that cannot be tested separately from the machine
  • Brake motors, when the brake can not be dismantled or separately fed

 

What is the classification based on

 

The effi ciency levels defined in IEC/EN 60034-30-1 are based on the low uncertainty test methods specified in IEC 60034-2-1, which has been updated to edition 2.0, 2014-06.

 

Minimum 50 Hz efficiency values defined in IEC/EN 60034-30-1:2014 (based on test methods specified in IEC 60034-2-1:2014)

 

PN in kW

Number of Poles

IE1

IE2

IE3

IE4

2

4

6

8

2

4

6

8

2

4

6

8

2

4

6

8

0.12

45.0

50.0

38.3

31.0

53.6

59.1

50.6

39.8

60.8

64.8

57.7

50.7

66.5

69.8

64.9

62.3

0.18

52.8

57.0

45.5

38.0

60.4

64.7

56.6

45.9

65.9

69.9

63.9

58.7

70.8

74.7

70.1

67.2

0.20

54.6

58.5

47.6

39.7

61.9

65.9

58.2

47.4

67.2

71.1

65.4

60.6

71.9

75.8

71.4

68.4

0.25

58.2

61.5

52.1

43.4

64.8

68.5

61.6

50.6

69.7

73.5

68.6

64.1

74.3

77.9

74.1

70.8

0.37

63.9

66.0

59.7

49.7

69.5

72.7

67.6

56.1

73.8

77.3

73.5

69.3

78.1

81.1

78.0

74.3

0.40

64.9

66.8

61.1

50.9

70.4

73.5

68.8

57.2

74.6

78.0

74.4

70.1

78.9

81.7

78.7

74.9

0.55

69.0

70.0

65.8

56.1

74.1

77.1

73.1

61.7

77.8

80.8

77.2

73.0

81.5

83.9

80.9

77.0

0.75

72.1

72.1

70.0

61.2

77.4

79.6

75.9

66.2

80.7

82.5

78.9

75.0

83.5

85.7

82.7

78.4

1.1

75.0

75.0

72.9

66.5

79.6

81.4

78.1

70.8

82.7

84.1

81.0

77.7

85.2

87.2

84.5

80.8

1.5

77.2

77.2

75.2

70.2

81.3

82.8

79.8

74.1

84.2

85.3

82.5

79.7

86.5

88.2

85.9

82.6

2.2

79.7

79.7

77.7

74.2

83.2

84.3

81.8

77.6

85.9

86.7

84.3

81.9

88.0

89.5

87.4

84.5

3

81.5

81.5

79.7

77.0

84.6

85.5

83.3

80.0

87.1

87.7

85.6

83.5

89.1

90.4

88.6

85.9

4

83.1

83.1

81.4

79.2

85.8

86.6

84.6

81.9

88.1

88.6

86.8

84.8

90.0

91.1

89.5

87.1

5.5

84.7

84.7

83.1

81.4

87.0

87.7

86.0

83.8

89.2

89.6

88.0

86.2

90.9

91.9

90.5

88.3

7.5

86.0

86.0

84.7

83.1

88.1

88.7

87.2

85.3

90.1

90.4

89.1

87.3

91.7

92.6

91.3

89.3

11

87.6

87.6

86.4

85.0

89.4

89.8

88.7

86.9

91.2

91.4

90.3

88.6

92.6

93.3

92.3

90.4

15

88.7

88.7

87.7

86.2

90.3

90.6

89.7

88.0

91.9

92.1

91.2

89.6

93.3

93.9

92.9

91.2

18.5

89.3

89.3

88.6

86.9

90.9

91.2

90.4

88.6

92.4

92.6

91.7

90.1

93.7

94.2

93.4

91.7

22

89.9

89.9

89.2

87.4

91.3

91.6

90.9

89.1

92.7

93.0

92.2

90.6

94.0

94.5

93.7

92.1

30

90.7

90.7

90.2

88.3

92.0

92.3

91.7

89.8

93.3

93.6

92.9

91.3

94.5

94.9

94.2

92.7

37

91.2

91.2

90.8

88.8

92.5

92.7

92.2

90.3

93.7

93.9

93.3

91.8

94.8

95.2

94.5

93.1

45

91.7

91.7

91.4

89.2

92.9

93.1

92.7

90.7

94.0

94.2

93.7

92.2

95.0

95.4

94.8

93.4

55

92.1

92.1

91.9

89.7

93.2

93.5

93.1

91.0

94.3

94.6

94.1

92.5

95.3

95.7

95.1

93.7

75

92.7

92.7

92.6

90.3

93.8

94.0

93.7

91.6

94.7

95.0

94.6

93.1

95.6

96.0

95.4

94.2

90

93.0

93.0

92.9

90.7

94.1

94.2

94.0

91.9

95.0

95.2

94.9

93.4

95.8

96.1

95.6

94.4

110

93.3

93.3

93.3

91.1

94.3

94.5

94.3

92.3

95.2

95.4

95.1

93.7

96.0

96.3

95.8

94.7

132

93.5

93.5

93.5

91.5

94.6

94.7

94.6

92.6

95.4

95.6

95.4

94.0

96.2

96.4

96.0

94.9

160

93.8

93.8

93.8

91.9

94.8

94.9

94.8

93.0

95.6

95.8

95.6

94.3

96.3

96.6

96.2

95.1

200

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.3

95.4

250

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.5

96.4

315

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.6

96.4

355

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.6

96.4

400

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.6

96.4

450

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.6

96.4

500-1000

94.0

94.0

94.0

92.5

95.0

95.1

95.0

93.5

95.8

96.0

95.8

94.6

96.5

96.7

96.6

96.4

 

The manufacturer’s documentation must show how the efficiency values are determined. Efficiency values can only be compared if they are based on the same testing method.

 

Threshold levels of the motor efficiency classes

 

The table above shows the threshold levels of the motor efficiency classes for 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole motors between 0.12 and 1000 kW at 50 Hz.

 

IE class mark

 

The lowest efficiency value and the associated IE-code of the motor are shown on the rating plate.

 

IEC/EN 60034-30-1 compatibility with other efficiency standards

 

Differences still exist between the various standards. The IEC standard harmonizes the currently different requirements for induction motor efficiency levels around the world, however, making the comparison easier. Work to harmonize standards continues.

The following table shows a rough comparison between IEC/EN 60034-30-1 and main national MEPS schemes world wide.

 

IEC/EN 60034-30-1 EU MEPS

EISA US

EEV Canada

Other, similar

local regulations

IE4

Super-Premium efficiency

     

IE3

Premium efficiency

IE3

Premium efficiency

Identical to NEMA

Premium efficiency

Japan 2015

Australia/New Zealand 2015

Korea 2015

China 2016

IE2

High efficiency

IE2

High efficiency

Identical to NEMA

Energy efficiency/EPACT

Canada

Mexico

Australia

New Zealand

Brazil

IE1

Standard efficiency

  Below standard efficiency

Costa Rica

Israel

Taiwan

 

The IEC/EN 60034-30-1 defines only the requirements for the efficiency classes and aims to create a basis for International consistency. It does not specify which motors must be supplied with which efficiency level. This is left to the respective regional legislation and EU Directive. Each country will be advised to adopt the minimum efficiency levels compatible with the EU Directive as a way to assure availability of the most efficient motors for users.

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