Brook Crompton has a range of IE3 efficient motors in aluminium or cast iron construction, available from frame sizes 80 to 180 in aluminium and 80 to 355 in cast iron construction.

Brook Crompton are committed to energy efficiency and are able to provide products designed to provide a low cost of ownership throughout the motor lifetime.
Brook Crompton have a complete range of IE1 Standard Efficiency (still available for use in non EUP compliant countries), IE2 High Efficiency, IE3 Premium Efficiency and US Nema Premium products available to meet your needs

The ECA Scheme

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme enables businesses to claim a 100% first year capital allowance on investments in certain energy saving equipment, against the taxable profits of the period of investment.

Capital allowances enable businesses to write off the capital cost of purchasing new plant or machinery (e.g. electric motors), against their taxable profits. For more information on capital allowances, please go to http://etl.decc.gov.uk/etl.

Currently the general rate of capital allowances is 18% a year on a reducing balance basis. Some technologies supported by the ECA Scheme (e.g. electric motors) are included in a special capital allowances pool where the general rate of capital allowances is 8%.

If a business spent £1000 on a new electric motor, claimed a standard capital allowance at the 18% rate and paid 24% corporation tax (other rates exist, see HMRC) then the tax relief would be £43.20 in the first year. Further tax relief could be claimed in subsequent years. If however the business invested in a higher efficiency motor listed on the Energy Technology List then it could claim an Enhanced Capital Allowance, giving a one-off 100% tax relief of £240.

Additional benefits of purchasing ECA qualifying energy efficient technologies could include: improved cash flow, lower energy bills, reduction in Climate Change Levy or CRC payment.

Further information on the benefits of capital allowances are given in ECA 272 – The Enhanced Capital Allowances scheme. For products to qualify for enhanced capital allowance products need to be listed on the Government energy technology list (ETL) and this can be found via the following web site http://etl.decc.gov.uk/etl.

Variable Speed Drive

Additional energy savings can be made by the use of frequency inverters (Variable Speed Drives). These products are available from Brook Crompton, where a variety of options can be offered.

Variable Speed Drive’s are the perfect compliment to a Brook Crompton high efficient electric motor in maximizing energy savings to many applications. A good example of energy saving is variable torque loads (ie centrifugal fan / pump) where a 10% speed reduction will result in a 30% energy saving.

Brook Crompton can offer VSD solutions tailored to most applications in a variety of enclosure options, from a basic stand alone drive (IP22), to a totally enclosed weatherproof solution (IP54).

Potential VSD energy saving calculations can be made by Brook Crompton on request.

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