Blogs, Training | March 21, 2022

Redesigned Website Makes It Easier to Access Continuing Professional Education

A newly redesigned website is going to make it easier for pump professionals to keep their skills up to date, earn Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits, and master new topics. Developed by Hydraulic Institute’s educational foundation, Pump Systems Matters (PSM), the website offers everything from introductory classes for newbies to in-depth focused webinars, e-learning courses, and preparation for Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification.

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Blogs, Technical | March 21, 2022

Reliability Basics: Understanding NPSH, POR, and AOR

The pump industry uses acronyms so often, we sometimes gloss over their true meaning and importance. So, let’s review the concepts behind three terms that have a huge impact on pump reliability: Net positive suction head (NPSH), preferred operating region (POR), and allowable operating region (AOR).

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Blogs, General | March 10, 2022

HI Mourns a Great Loss

An icon of the Pump industry left us late in 2021.  By now, many of us have likely heard of the loss of Mr. George Harris, President and Founder of Hydro Inc.

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Blogs, PSM Newsletter | December 14, 2021

Upgrading Pumps to Keep Rate Payers Happy

Operators call for help when a pump system starts making unusual sounds or shows other signs of impending failure. A major wastewater utility in eastern Massachusetts, on the other hand, chose to improve the efficiency and lower the energy cost of its plant water system.

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Blogs, PSM Newsletter | September 23, 2021

The Underappreciated Backbone of Commercial Buildings

While markets for large industrial and municipal pumps often draw the most attention, there is a thriving market for smaller pumps for commercial buildings—even though the two markets are as different as apples and oranges. Experts Tim Zacharias, president of Cougar USA, and Devin Carle, the president of Hurley Engineering, explore those differences.

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Blogs, PSM Newsletter | September 23, 2021

Prescreening to Pick Out Problem Pumps

Pump system optimization boosts reliability, energy efficiency, and the ability to meet process requirements. But which systems need optimization? This is not always apparent, especially in plants that have tens, hundreds, or even thousands of pumps.

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