Standardizing Pump Processes at the Hydraulic Institute Annual Conference.

HI Standards Partner, Kimley-Horn, shares their perspective on the standards writing process after attending the HI Annual Conference. 

Blogs, PSM Newsletter | December 15, 2022

Five Warning Signs of Oversized Pumps—And How to Fix Them

There are several reasons why engineers typically oversize pumps when designing hydraulic systems. First, they want to build in a margin of error to accommodate uncertainties or changes in design or as facilities evolve. Second, engineers know that fouling, rust, sediment, and increased internal running clearances will reduce performance over time.

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Blogs | December 7, 2022

The Growth of Variable Speed Pumping

The Hydraulic Institute and Europump collaborated on the publication of Application Guideline for Variable Speed Pumping, which assists VSP end users and system integrators in the proper selection, specification, installation, control and operation of VSP equipment.

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Blogs | December 7, 2022

The Basics of NPSH & Pump Operating Regions

This article is aimed at defining the terms so that pump users understand their meanings. Users can also learn about resources available to better understand the requirements and why it is important to operate a pump within its POR and with adequate NPSH margin.

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Blogs | December 7, 2022

How Viscosity Affects Pumping

To understand how the viscosity of a liquid affects a pumping system, it is important to understand what viscosity represents. By definition, viscosity is the property of a liquid that causes it to offer resistance to shear stress such as that caused by liquid flow, primarily in the area of the pipe wall.

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Blogs, Technical, Standards | November 9, 2022

ANSI/HI 14.6-2022: Rotodynamic Pumps

In 250 BCE, Ancient Greeks and Romans used a device called the Archimedes screw: the first water pump, which was shaped as a giant screw and used to raise water. ANSI/HI 14.6-2022: Rotodynamic Pumps For Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests provides critical performance test procedures for rotodynamic pumps to ensure they are safe to use.

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