ABB WIMES Motors – A Motor for all Applications Not Just for Water

The Water Industry Mechanical and Electrical Specification (WIMES) sets the compliance standards for motors used within the water sector. ABB’s expertise in motor design has led to them producing a comprehensive product range of WIMES compliant motors, which all meet the exacting standards required by the UK’s water utility companies.

WIMES compliant motors are packed with features to protect them from the harsh environmental and operating conditions of water applications.

Not Just for Water

This highly specified motor is also suitable for other industries where a highly specified motor is required for onerous applications.  This motor range is also suitable for other industries such as steel, paper, aggregate  and food.



What features make a motor compliant to WIMES?

All ABB WIMES compliant motors meet or exceed the minimum standards defined as:

  1. Energy efficiency

WIMES lays down minimum efficiencies for 2, 4 and 6 pole electric motors up to 1,000 kW which are equivalent to today’s IE3 efficiency level.

  1. Build quality

A WIMES motor must be robust, with a good level of protection against the harsh operating environment encountered in water and wastewater applications. The motors must be able to meet the continuous duty cycles common in this industry. A WIMES compliant motor need to be equipped with a high IP rating and have seals in place to protect the internal bearings and other components within the motor against ingress of contaminants.

  1. Environmental protection

Electric motors used in the water and wastewater industry need to have a low environmental impact through:

  • Low running costs
  • Low noise levels
  • Low maintenance costs

These factors all equate to a low cost of ownership

If you would like to find out more about ABB WIMES compliant motors, please get in touch with our expert team of technicians, who will be able to provide you with all the help and advice you to ensure you get the right motor for your application.

APDS is the UK’s largest stockist of ABB WIMES compliant motors and this means that the motor you need is only a phone call away and can be delivered to you anywhere in the UK quickly and efficiently.

Contacts us today on 01179 822 049