Domestic air-conditioners are not widespread in Europe, but their electricity consumption is expected to more than double by 2020 and reach 75 TWh per year without energy saving measures - equal to the residential electricity consumption of Spain.
Compressors are machines which increase the pressure of air, gases, or vapours through input of mechanical work. They are used in very diverse industrial processes like refining, exploration and production, chemical industries, medical applications, but also as process enabler such as in blowing processes (for beverage glass containers for example).
Electric motor-driven systems are composed of different energy-using products such as motors, drives, pumps or fans. They have been identified as a major consumer of electricity in industry and commerce for many years. Within these systems, the role of electric motors is to convert electrical power into mechanical power. By doing so, motors consume the vast majority of the electricity used by the system itself.
Fans are widely used in industrial and commercial applications. From shop ventilation to material handling and boiler applications, fans are critical for process support. In 2015, industrial fans were using 300 TWh electricity per year, making this group the third largest electricity consumer in the current Ecodesign scope after industrial motors and lamps.