Process Engineering: Exclusive contributions from the Hydraulic Institute

The Hydraulic Institute is an exclusive contributor to ChemicalProcessing.com. The mission of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is to serve member companies and pump users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information.

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The Hydraulic Institute is an exclusive contributor to ChemicalProcessing.com. Its contributions can be accessed via www.chemicalprocessing.com or via our monthly Fluid Handling newsletter.

The mission of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is to serve member companies and pump users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information.
Today, most major U.S. pump manufacturers are active members. Together they work through the Institute to assure that:

  • HI is the industry's primary forum for the exchange of pump industry information for management decision-making.
  • HI is an influential participant in the setting of domestic and international standards.
  • HI is acknowledged worldwide as the spokesperson for the North American pump industry
  • HI is financially sound.
  • The Hydraulic Institute is a non-profit industry (trade) association established in 1917. HI and its members are dedicated to excellence in the engineering, manufacture, and application of pumping equipment.

Its exclusive contributions are listed below:

Hydraulic Institute launches new educational initiative
The Hydraulic Institute has launched a new National Pump Systems Educational Initiative called "Pump Systems Matter." Its primary focus is on pump systems education and outreach as well as energy savings.

Thirty-three companies to lead pump initiative
Thirty-three pump manufacturing and leading supplier companies, all members of the Hydraulic Institute (HI), will lead a National Pump Systems Educational and Market Transformation Initiative called "Pump Systems Matter" (PSM).  The program will place a primary focus on pump systems education and outreach, addressing significant energy savings opportunities, and total cost of pump ownership.

Understand Pump Lifecycle Costs
This 22-page paper from the Dept. of Energy, Hydraulic Institute and Europump explains the importance of understanding the total costs of ownership to achieve savings in energy, and operational and maintenance costs. It discusses what lifecycle cost is, what should be considered in a lifecycle cost analysis, and the role of proper pump system design.

This page is updated with new contributions from the Hydraulic Institute regularly. You can find out more information about the Hydraulic Institute at www.pumps.org.

 

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