CSA International, a North American certification and testing organization, has received recognition by the U.S. Department of Energy, classifying its Electric Motor Energy Efficiency Service Program as a nationally recognized certification program in the United States. This recognition enables electric motor manufacturers to have the energy efficiency of their motors verified by CSA International as mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Effective June 2002, electric motor manufacturers must submit a compliance certification to the U.S. Department of Energy, certifying that their electric motors meet the applicable requirements. The final rule of the legislation published in the Federal Register (10 CFR Part 431) acknowledges the use of a "Nationally Recognized Certification Program" as one of the methods to demonstrate compliance to the requirements. The legislation applies to electric motors classified as continuous duty operation, open or enclosed, electric induction motors of the polyphase, squirrel cage, NEMA design A- or B-type, that are designed to operate at a single speed.
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