DOE Publishes a Request for Information And Additional Announcements for Air Compressors

DOE Publishes a Request for Information Pertaining to Test Procedures for Compressors, Announces A Webinar on Compressor Regulations, and Pulls Down the Enforcement Policy for Compressors 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing three developments pertaining to air compressors. 

1. DOE has published a Federal Register Request for Information initiating a review to consider whether to amend DOE’s test procedure for air compressors. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has identified certain issues associated with the currently applicable test procedure on which DOE is interested in receiving comment. The issues outlined in this document mainly concern the scope of coverage, updated industry test procedures and the accuracy, representativeness and cost of existing test requirements. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information.

2. DOE will also host a “Compressors Regulations 101” webinar on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This webinar will provide an overview of current compressor regulations, including test procedures, standards, and certification, in advance of January 10, 2025; the date in which compressors manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6311(7), must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 10 CFR 431.345.

  • DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Additional webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website:
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please email to complete the necessary documentation at least two weeks prior to scheduled meeting date.

3. DOE has pulled down the enforcement policy regarding the test procedure for air compressors and removed the policy from the DOE enforcement website as of May 2, 2022. DOE expects regulated entities to begin transitioning in accordance with the current DOE regulations. 

Find product information for Commercial and Industrial Compressors including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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