One of WEG’s electric motor factories engaged in the manufacture of large electric motors (WEG Equipamentos Elétricos s.a.) was recently 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 is the first company in the electronics sector in Brazil to receive such a certification. WEG is a very environmentally aware organisation and the energy management system was one of the company’s latest initiatives in this respect. The system was installed as a pilot project in one of WEG’s electric motor factories in Jaraguá do Sul. 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 13800v) and W22 -355 (220v up to 1000v), with power ratings from 175 up to 1100 hp. Also covered is testing of three phase electric motors, with voltage ranging from 220v up to 7000v, and power ratings from 150hp up to 1250 hp.
WEG Electric Motors (UK) Ltd : Marek Lukaszczyk
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