Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-06-28. Previous Versions

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DIVISION 11Dry-type Transformers

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA C802.2

CSA C802.2 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C802.2-00 entitled Minimum Efficiency Values for Dry-Type Transformers. (CSA C802.2)

CSA C802.2-12

CSA C802.2-12 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C802.2-12 entitled Minimum Efficiency Values for Dry-Type Transformers. (CSA C802.2-12)

dry-type transformer

dry-type transformer means a transformer whose core and windings are in a gaseous or dry compound insulating medium and that is either single-phase with a nominal power of 15 to 833 kVA or three-phase with a nominal power of 15 to 7 500 kVA, has a nominal frequency of 60 Hz and has a high voltage winding of 35 kV or less. It does not include any of the following:

  • (a) an autotransformer;

  • (b) a drive (isolation) transformer that has two or more output windings or a nominal low-voltage line current of more than 1 500 A;

  • (c) a grounding transformer;

  • (d) a rectifier transformer;

  • (e) a sealed transformer;

  • (f) a non-ventilated transformer;

  • (g) a testing transformer;

  • (h) a furnace transformer;

  • (i) a welding transformer;

  • (j) a special impedance transformer;

  • (k) a transformer that has a nominal low-voltage line current of 4 000 A or more;

  • (l) an on-load regulating transformer;

  • (m) a resistance grounding transformer; or

  • (n) a transformer that is in a voltage class greater than 1.2 kV and that has a BIL of less than 20 kV or more than 199 kV. (transformateur à sec)


transformer means a static-electric device that consists of two or more coils of insulated wire, together with the necessary accessories, and that transfers alternating current by electromagnetic induction from one coil to another to change the original voltage. (transformateur)

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) A dry-type transformer is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, a dry-type transformer is not considered to be an energy-using product

    • (a) for the purposes of sections 4 and 5, if it was manufactured before January 1, 2005; and

    • (b) for the purpose of section 705, if it has a BIL of more than 150 kV and was manufactured before January 1, 2010.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards
  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to dry-type transformers that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A dry-type transformer complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by the standard referred to in column 1 that are applicable to a dry-type transformer as defined in section 703.


    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1CSA C802.2CSA C802.2, Table 1On or after January 1, 2005 and before January 1, 2010
    2CSA C802.2-12CSA C802.2-12, Table 1On or after January 1, 2010
Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C802.2-12 and provided to the Minister in respect of a dry-type transformer:

  • (a) if applicable, identification of the transformer as being in the 1.2 kV voltage class;

  • (b) its BIL rating;

  • (c) if applicable, identification of the transformer as being a transformer described in clause 8(b) of CSA C802.2-12;

  • (d) its kVA rating;

  • (e) it phase, namely single-phase or three-phase;

  • (f) the tested efficiency, expressed as a percentage;

  • (g) the loss, expressed in watts, when it is under load and when it is not under load; and

  • (h) if it is manufactured on or after January 1, 2010, the percentage of impedance.

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Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA C390-10

CSA C390-10 means the CSA standard CSA C390-10 entitled Test Methods, Marking Requirements, and Energy Efficiency Levels for Three-phase Induction Motors. (CSA C390-10)

explosion-proof motor

explosion-proof motor means a motor

  • (a) in respect of which measures have been taken to prevent excessive temperatures and the production of arcs or sparks by the motor; or

  • (b) that is encased in an enclosure that can withstand the explosion of any flammable gas or vapour that might enter it, without being damaged and without transmitting the explosion to the outside. (moteur antidéflagrant)


footless means, in respect of a motor, that it does not have feet or detachable feet or that it is not designed to receive detachable feet. (sans pied)

IEC 60034-5

IEC 60034-5 means the IEC standard CEI/IEC 60034-5: 2006 entitled Rotating electrical machines - Part 5: Degrees of protection provided by the integral design of rotating electric machines (IP code) - Classification. (CEI 60034-5)

IEC 60529

IEC 60529 means the IEC standard CEI/IEC 60529: 2013 entitled Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code). (CEI 60529)

IEEE 112-2004

IEEE 112-2004 means the IEEE standard IEEE 112-2004 entitled Standard Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators. (IEEE 112-2004)

integral gear assembly

integral gear assembly means a product that consists of a motor and a gear mechanism that are combined in such a manner that

  • (a) the end bracket or mounting flange forms an integral part of both the motor and the gear mechanism; and

  • (b) if the motor and the gear mechanism are separated, only one of them remains intact. (assemblage d’engrenages intégrés)

IP code

IP code means the classification of the degree of protection provided by an enclosure, as set out in IEC 60034-5, IEC 60529 or NEMA MG-1. (code IP)


motor means a machine that converts electrical power into rotational mechanical power and that

  • (a) is an electric three-phase induction design;

  • (b) is one of the following designs:

    • (i) a NEMA design A, B or C with a three- or four-digit NEMA frame number,

    • (ii) an enclosed NEMA design A, B or C with a NEMA frame number of 56, or

    • (iii) an IEC design N or H with an IEC frame number of 80 or above;

  • (c) has a nominal output power of not less than 0.75 kW (1 horsepower) and not more than 375 kW (500 horsepower);

  • (d) has a cage or squirrel-cage design;

  • (e) is rated for continuous duty or S1 operation;

  • (f) is designed to operate at a single speed;

  • (g) has a nominal voltage of not more than 600 V AC;

  • (h) has a nominal frequency of 50 Hz, 50/60 Hz or 60 Hz;

  • (i) has a two-, four-, six- or eight-pole construction;

  • (j) has an open or enclosed construction; or

  • (k) has an IP code from 00 to 67.

It does not include any of the following:

  • (l) an electric motor that is cooled by air that is forced over the motor by a fan or blower that is not an integral part of the motor;

  • (m) a liquid-cooled motor;

  • (n) an inverter-only motor; or

  • (o) a motor that is designed to operate continuously only while immersed. (moteur)


NEMA MG-1 means the NEMA standard MG 1-2014 entitled NEMA Standards Publication No. MG 1-2014 Motors and Generators. (NEMA MG-1)

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