Pump Systems Matter Blog

Blogs, Workforce Development, Training | July 15, 2022

The Pump Industry’s Next Generation of Workers

HI provides resources for the development of the pump industry’s workforce By Michael Michaud The pump industry is essential and growing. With water challenges on the rise, increased commitments to water infrastructure investment and the US pump market projected to grow at around 3.4% over the next five years, the need for qualified and motivated […]

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Blogs, Training | June 27, 2022

Pump Systems Training for Water and Wastewater

HI and SWPA joined forces to hold a first-of-its-kind comprehensive training seminar for optimizing wastewater pump systems By Matthew Derner, Manager, Business Development, Education and Training Resources for the Hydraulic Institute Two leading Pump Associations, the Hydraulic Institute and SWPA, joined forces to present a pump Technical Training Seminar specifically designed for pump system end-users and […]

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Blogs | June 27, 2022

EPRI Sees Energy Savings in Pumps

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is a leading independent, non-profit energy R&D organization focused on electricity generation, delivery, and use. Its technology portfolios range from sustainability and decarbonization to nuclear power and smart grid technologies—and pumps. That is not so surprising. Pumps account for 25 percent of all electricity consumed by industrial electric motors […]

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Blogs | June 27, 2022

Someone Had To Go First

For the first certified PSAP, the test was challenging but the results were worth it. When something new comes along, someone has to be the first to do it. For the Hydraulic Institute’s Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification, that person was Keith Schindler, a hydraulic engineer and oil and gas specialist with Flowserve Corp. […]

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Blogs | June 15, 2022

Five Keys to Understanding Parallel Pump Optimization

Five Keys to Optimizing Parallel Pumping Systems. When flow requirements vary, parallel pump systems are often an effective way to meet demand. Yet, like any system with multiple parts, engineers can often find ways to optimize parallel pumps to save capital cost and energy. Here are five keys to understanding how to get the most […]

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Blogs | June 15, 2022

Seven Take-Aways from HI’s Workforce Opportunities Workshop

One of the best-attended sessions at Hydraulic Institute’s Annual Conference in Orlando was “Opportunities in Workforce Development.” That should come as no surprise. Like other businesses, purveyors of pumping and hydraulic systems are struggling to find and retain employees. Speakers at the session included Bradley Hunt, chief employee engagement officer, Pape Dawson; Sheila Mitchell, training […]

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Blogs | March 22, 2022

Seven Tips for Selling Management on Pump Projects

Let’s face it: when management looks at pumps, they see costs, not savings. To sell them on new pump system projects, facility managers must show how their proposed investments will boost dollars-and-cents performance. Here are seven tips to do just that: Remember, it’s a competition. No matter where you work, there are many ways to […]

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Blogs, Workforce Development | 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, […]

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Blogs | March 21, 2022

Reliability Basics: Understanding NPSH, POR, and AOR

Understanding these three terms will help you optimize your pump for efficiency and reliability. 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), […]

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