The average score on PEEP moved from 72% in 2016 to 79% in 2017. There are now more than 30 producers scoring 90% and above!

In 2017, EFA set a goal of having 90% of farms pass PEEP. Producers were able to exceed this goal with 91% of producers now obtaining a score of 60% or greater. The EFA Board has set a goal that by December 2020, all producers are passing PEEP. Congratulations to everyone who has improved their score since the program was launched in 2014!

For 2018, there will be one new question added to the PEEP assessment. Question 4.7 relates to Cooler Technologies namely Evaporative Fan Controls, Electronically commutated motors (ECMs), and High Efficiency Scroll Compressors. EFA’s Field Staff will be handing out new pages for your producer manual providing background information on these technologies.

4.7 Cooler Fans and Motors

GENERAL ELEMENT

1.

All of the following:

i. The evaporator has fan controls that can adjust the speed of the motor.
ii. ECM motors are in place for evaporator and condenser fans.
iii. The compressor is a scroll compressor.

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2.

At least two of the following:

i. The evaporator has fan controls that can adjust the speed of the motor.
ii. ECM motors are in place for evaporator and/or condenser fans.
iii. The compressor is a scroll compressor

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3.

At least one of the following:

i. The evaporator has fan controls that can adjust the speed of the motor.
ii. ECM motors are in place for evaporator and/or condenser fans.
iii. The compressor is a scroll compressor.

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4. There are no evaporative fan controls or ECM motors. The compressor is a conventional reciprocating compressor.     0

 

PEEP will now be out of 170 points with 102 points being considered a pass.