The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and Pump System Audits

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations 2014 came into force on 17 July 2014 and are a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups). The scheme applies throughout the UK. ESOS Energy Audits have the potential to increase businesses profitability and competitiveness by identifying cost-effective savings which, if implemented, will improve energy efficiency. The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6bn net benefits to the UK, with the majority of these being directly felt by businesses as a result of energy savings.

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ESOS is the UK Government’s approach to transposition of Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which requires all large (non-SME) enterprises to undertake energy audits by 5 December 2015 and every 4 years thereafter. The scheme’s regulations are published on the government’s legislation website

More information about the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme can be found on the ESOS webpage

Guidance has also been published to help potential participants in the scheme understand their obligations and on page 43 of the full ESOS guidance document you will see that the ISO/14414-Pump System Energy Assessment standard is referenced as an auditing methodology that can be accepted by “Lead Assessors” approved by the Environment Agency. Accordingly it is hoped BPMA CPSA accredited persons (who are trained according to the IS0 14414 standard) will be recommended by Lead Assessors to undertake the pumping system elements of company energy audits.

And bear in mind:-

  • Pumps are the largest consumers of global motive power
  • Pumping System improvements can deliver up to 40% reduction in energy costs – and therefore improve user bottom line P&L account performance
  • The fact that BPMA’s CPSA scheme has been designed to help by equipping people with the skills to conduct a Pumping System Audit in accordance with ISO/14414

So when considering auditing your pumping systems, remember the BPMA Certified Pump System Auditor Scheme ( has established BPMA as THE body to train and certify personnel who undertake “Pumping System Assessments” as referenced in UK Government Energy Strategy documents

BPMA are now offering the opportunity to attend a four day residential course culminating in certification and eventual personal ID “Certified Pump System Auditor” status following approved audits

Course Date: 9-12 November 2015
  Course Venue: Rezidor Park Inn Hotel
West Bromwich, West Midlands (1 min from J1, M5)

Course fees: £1,500 + VAT (BPMA Members), £1,750 (non-members)

Fee includes 3 nights (b&b) accommodation

Contact for registration form

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Pump Training


This year has seen encouraging growth in the number of people participating in our pump technology e-learning courses. Currently offering two courses, the “Introduction” course aimed at those with limited knowledge of pumps, providing a comprehensive grounding in all aspects associated with pumping and the “Essentials” course, a challenging course for those personnel who manage or are involved in, designing, specifying, selling, sourcing, installing, servicing and maintaining pumping equipment.

The growth experienced is partly due to the re-launch of the product through the upgraded accreditation now awarded by the National Open College Network (NOCN) which has led to the Essentials course now being recognised as equivalent to HNC level

Both courses are independently accredited and quality controlled by the NOCN and the courses are offered in accordance with the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework and approved by Ofqal.

Entry to both of these courses is by a simple on-line registration and payment process and offers the learner the opportunity to work at their own pace from any computer.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive grounding in all aspects associated with pumping
  • Each page of each course offers a unique insight into a specific topic
  • Gain complete pump knowledge
  • Continued professional development
  • Industry recognised
  • NOCN (National Open College Network) accredited
  • Two individual courses to choose from
  • Entirely PC based, easy registration and secure payment

For more information or to register visit

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Lecture Training

Our lecture-based courses have also seen an increase in numbers attending our modules here at our premises based in West Bromwich. Five modules are offered covering pumping fundamentals, pump selection, pump systems, pump testing and design of hydraulic centrifugal pumps.

Courses are held approximately every three months with registration by booking form. Dates for remainder of 2015:

Module 001 Parts 1 and 2 – 24/25 August and 23/24 November

Key Features

  • Full one-day modules
  • Convenient UK venue (only 2 minutes from J1 of the M5)
  • Full support and training guidance
  • Cost effective “in-house” training option
  • Comprehensive course manual

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BPMA Certification

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2015/16 edition of the BPMA Annual report Directory and Buyers Guide now available! Contains full guide to pump types, applications and matrix for specifying.

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Also contains information on BPMA activities, useful articles, UK pump market data and details of products and services offered by our members. Request your copy now by emailing

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Whether you are a pump user, supplier or manufacturer, the BPMA can help you achieve the desired result

Pump manufacturers, contractors, distributors, seal, bearing, motor, castings suppliers etc involved in the UK market for pumps and pumping equipment can all participate as members of the trade body for the UK pump industry (BPMA). Keep abreast of technical standards and EU directives affecting the industry, participate in industry events and marketing initiatives, access free membership services. Invest in business support for your company by taking advantage of introductory offers for membership of the BPMA

For more information visit and download the latest BPMA membership benefits brochure

British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited (BPMA)

National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 6PY

Tel: +44 (0)121 601 6350 or email:


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