HI Contact: Michael Michaud
973-267-9700 x 100
Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Taco, Inc., as the latest
company to have their pump test laboratory approved through the HI Pump Test
Lab Approval Program. The approved pump test lab is located at the company
headquarters in Cranston, Rhode Island.
HI program assists pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their
current laboratory procedures and policies by working with an experienced
third-party auditor to develop and maintain accurate, uniform and repeatable
pump testing protocols. The program also helps participating organizations
adhere to the requirements of the international test
laboratory accreditation standard (ISO 17025) concerning test measurement
As the DOE requires increased efficiencies for commercial and
industrial pumps, a manufacturer's ability to demonstrate accurate pump
performance will be an important part of compliance. Performing these tests in
a lab that not only applies the industry standard (HI 40.7) but also stands up
to an independent third party audit will build confidence in the market that
the stated efficiencies will be achieved.
pump test lab approval program is HI's latest program designed to support the
DOE's energy saving initiatives. “As the current President of HI, I’ve been a
strong advocate for the new DOE efficiency standards along with the advancement
of the complementary HI test lab approval program. It’s only fitting that
Taco’s world-class lab be part of this program and I’m proud of our lab staff
who operate it to the highest standards. A third party validation
promotes fairness and transparency in the market, especially as we work toward
the 2020 implementation date of the DOE’s commercial & industrial pump
rule. HI continues to be the leading voice for our industry and Taco is
proud to play our part in that effort,” said John White, Jr., Executive
Chairman, Taco, Inc.
more information or to participate in the program please visit www.pumps.org/40.7 or contact the HI Program Manager at PTLAP@pumps.org.
* * *
Hydraulic Institute: Advancing the pump manufacturing industry by becoming the
world’s resource for pumping solutions by: Addressing Pump Systems, Developing
Standards, Expanding Knowledge and Resources, Educating the Marketplace and
Advocating for the Industry. For more
information on the Hydraulic Institute, visit www.Pumps.org.