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Blogs, Case Studies | June 18, 2024

Minimizing Maintenance Costs by Right-Sizing Dry Weather Pumps

Overview: The Norchester Pump Station was rebuilt in 2016 with dedicated dry weather and wet weather pumps. Between 2016 and 2018, the dry weather pumps required more than 5,000 hours of labor and $20,000 in parts for corrective maintenance due to pump ragging and pump failures. These pumps were replaced with smaller, properly sized pumps in late 2018 and have operated without significant issues since saving time and labor and increasing the reliability of the station.

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Blogs, Training, General, Free Tools | April 9, 2024

200 STEM Students Learn about Pumps

HI staff presented to 200 high school and college STEM students so far in 2024! The presentation exposes the next generation to the pump industry before they have formed a career direction. Using HI’s workforce development resources, this presentation walks through Paris 2024 Olympic preparation as a case study. HI Member and Partner organizations can further spread the word in their area by utilizing HI’s workforce development resources.

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PSM Newsletter, Pump System Training, Blogs, General, Commercial Building, Technical, General Industrial, Workforce Development, Training | March 28, 2024

Workforce development resources needed to support the 1.1 MM job openings in construction, manufacturing, and mining

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, US employers are looking to fill 8.9 MM open jobs as of January 2024, which is a slight improvement from the 10.4MM openings the prior January. With about 1.1 MM of these openings in construction, manufacturing, and mining, it illustrates the continued need of manufacturing and construction companies to focus on transferring knowledge from their aging workforces and bring new hires up to speed on the fundamentals so that they can focus on the higher-level job specific training.

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PSM Newsletter, General, General Industrial, Blogs, Technical, Workforce Development | March 28, 2024

New Certifications Developed to Address Workforce Challenges

The pump and fluid handling industry is not immune to the workforce challenges facing other industries. To address this challenge, the Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter have aligned its focus on a strategic direction to: 1. publicize the vital and important role of pumps in society and attracting talent to the industry 2. develop standardized introductory and fundamental training 3. developing fundamental level certifications.

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Blogs, Case Studies | March 28, 2024

An IoT Approach to Improving Wastewater Facility Operational Efficiency

Overview: This case study has altered the names of the county and business partners involved. Roadrunner County is at the heart of Arizona’s major commercial and academic hub. This county has taken significant steps to look after the well-being of its citizens by preserving one of the most precious resources: water. Using an IoT solution based on situational awareness, as well as a mobile workforce and decision support system, the Roadrunner County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department provides management and maintenance of the county’s sanitary sewer system.

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