Claxton Receives Hydraulic Institute Lifetime Achievement Award

By Chemical Processing Staff

Feb 22, 2016

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) honors Jack Claxton, vice president, engineering, Patterson Pump Company, as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award was recently presented to Mr. Claxton during HI’s 2016 annual conference in Tucson, Arizona.

Claxton has more than 40 years of service in the pump industry and has been an instrumental HI member for more than 30 years, according to the organization. He previously received HI’s Member of the Year award and has been a pioneer within HI Technical Affairs. He has served on numerous committees including the Standards Committee, Technical Affairs Steering Committee, Rotodynamic Pump Group, ANSI/HI 9.8 Pump Intake Design (chairman 1994 - present), ANSI/HI 9.6.4 Vibration Allowable Levels (chairman 1995 - 2012) and ANSI/HI 9.6.8 Dynamics of Pumping Machinery (chairman 2005 - present). He has also served as HI international standards technical liaison and delegate of the International Pumps Standardization Committee.

Claxton served as a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 115 for 19 years and chaired the committee for 11 years, and has served as the U.S. expert to JWG 9 for ISO 10816-7 Pump Vibration, U.S. expert to ISO TC 115 WG 7 for ISO 14414 Pump System Energy Assessment, U.S. expert to ISO TC115 SC 2 WG 4 for ISO 19688 Model Testing of Pumps and is currently the chairman of Sub-Committee 3 of ISO Technical Committee 115.

Claxton holds a patent for a field serviceable vertical pump and has published many papers on pump piping, vibration and hydraulic design.

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