HI Contact: Mark Sullivan
Building on its highly successful Pump System Optimization
Education and Training Program that helps participants of different industries operate
pump system more efficiency in achieving energy savings of 20% to 40%, the
Hydraulic Institute is developing a broader Pump Systems Assessment
Certification Program (PSAP) that will provide a method to assess the
credentials and capabilities of individuals who do pump systems assessments and
evaluations based on a rigorous testing protocol.
The certification and examination processes
within the PSAP will be developed within the framework of ISO 500001 Energy
Management, ISO 500002 Energy Audit and ISO 500003 Energy Management System
Audits and Auditor Competency as well as ISO/ASME 14414 on Pump Systems Energy
Assessment. The PSAP program also will
be based on ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, 2012 Standard for Personnel Certification
Programs that increases the potential for national and international
reciprocity of certified individuals and personnel certification bodies.
Developed with the help
of technical pumping experts with field experience in performing audits, the
PSAP will be segmented into two areas of proficiency:
With a pool of nationally certified Pump
Systems Assessment Professionals, the industry can more confidently implement
pump system audits and be assured that the benchmark of an audit is at the
highest level of quality, due to an ever-increasing pool of PSAP qualified
professionals. The end results will lead
to improved pump system efficiency and decreased energy usage through retrofits
and/or replacement of inefficient pump system components.
For more information on the PSAP, contact Mark
Sullivan, Director, Education and
Marketing, Hydraulic Institute at msullivan@Pumps.org or call 973-349-5329.
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