One of WEG’s electric motor factories that manufactures large electric motors has recently been awarded ISO 50.001:2011 certification for its Energy Management System, following an audit by the Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). ISO 50.001 is a voluntary international standard that gives organisations, in both private and public sectors, strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve their general energy performance.

WEG’s Energy Management System was installed as a pilot project in one of WEG’s electric motor factories in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. The implementation was part of an overall initiative to improve the energy performance of the plant. This included setting objectives and targets for reducing consumption and adopting actions for improvement.

The conformance certificate issued to WEG by the Bureau Veritas Certification is valid until January 2015. It covers the manufacture of WEG’s HGF line of electric motors, 315-400 (220V up to 13,800V) and W22 -355 (220V up to 1,000V), with power ratings from 175 up to 1,100hp. Also covered is testing of three phase electric motors, with voltage ranging from 220V up to 7,000V, and power ratings from 150hp up to 1,250hp.