Publications - Guides & Guidelines

Hydraulic Institute Guidebook on Mechanical Seals for Pumps

Hydraulic Institute supported by 19 industry experts and in cooperation with the Fluid Sealing Association has compiled the most comprehensive book to date on mechanical seals. It is easy to read and filled with drawings, photographs and reference tables.

The book is now available from the Europump General Secretariat for 140 euro per copy plus postage. Please order using the following form.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

The pump industry has investigated the current requirements from the construction industry to achieve BIM Level 2 acceptance. The conclusion was to develop a template which can then be populated by any pump company.

The purpose of the template is to standardise the data required for a product category. 

It is believed that this PDT (Product Data Template) for pumps will meet the requirements of the Building Services and MEPH (Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health) sectors.

To download a copy of the PDT (Product Data Template) please click below.

Pump Vibration Standards Guidelines

The diversity of standards applicable to the pump industry is probably greater on the subject of vibration than any other field. These standards can appear to be conflicting in that they present machine vibration limits in different ways and with different limiting values.

The aim of this guideline is to present, in one document, the essential points of each standard and to explain where each standard tends to be used.

Click below to download the Guide (First edition - 15 July 2013)

Extended Product Approach for Pumps - A Europump Guide

Published: 27/10/2014 |

This working document for a future Europump guide on the Extended Product Approach is prepared by a subcommittee of the Europump Standards Commission. It has not been presented or discussed in the Europump Standards Commission or the joint working group for EuP/ErP and currently does not reflect the position of Europump.

Guideline on the application of Commission Regulation 641/2009/EC

Published: 5/11/2015 |

Guideline on the application of Commission Regulation 641/2009/EC and the amendment 622/2012/EC with regard to ecodesign requirements for circulators

November 2015 - version 3.0

The aim of this guideline is to clarify possible questions when implementing the ecodesign requirements for circulators.


Published: 1/11/2012 |

PART II - Guideline for the application of Directive 94/9/EC "Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres" with respect to pumps and pump units

Europump Guideline on the application of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 547/2012

Published: 12/10/2012 |

Europump Guideline on the application of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 547/2012, implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for water pumps

This document intends to clarify questions which may arise with the entry into force of the water pump regulation EU 547/2012.

Click below to download the guideline (25 October 2012 version)

Europump Guide on Improvement of Reliability of Pumps by Condition Monitoring - Consequences on MTBR/MTBF

Published: 4/07/2012 |

This guide highlights the importance of “in-service” monitoring of pumping systems through the description of the main parameters to monitor and the ways to acquire them. It also briefly illustrates how they can be effectively processed and analysed to retrieve valuable information on the status of the equipment under surveillance. This guide is for use by operations managers of plants or systems, maintenance engineers, sales and procurement officers, and offers a clear and concise picture of the importance and complexity of a condition monitoring system in an industrial environment.