Pump Systems Matter: Hydraulic Institute Launches a Major New Initiative


The Hydraulic Institute (HI), Parsippany, N.Y., recently approved a national educational initiative called “Pump Systems Matter.” The program will focus on pump systems education and outreach, and will address energy savings and total cost of pump ownership.

The HI board of directors explains that optimization of pumping systems represents a significant opportunity for U.S. companies and municipalities to save money and energy while reducing maintenance costs and increasing productivity.

U.S. Dept. of Energy studies indicate that pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world's electrical energy demand and range from 25% to 50% of the energy usage in certain industrial plant operations. DOE case studies have shown that better system design and more effective application of pumps can save 20% or more in energy costs and represent a large, frequently overlooked savings opportunity.

The primary goal of the “Pump Systems Matter” initiative will be to transform the market for pump systems and services to one based on system life-cycle costs rather than equipment first costs.

Generally, the HI board of directors hopes to transform the market for pumps and pumping systems by:

  • Changing owner and contractor focus on lowest first cost to a total life-cycle cost in purchasing pumps, pump systems and services.

  • Creating opportunities for expanded demand for value-added services from the pump industry and expand the capacity within the pump industry to meet this need.

  • Developing new educational materials and tools to train and educate pump and supplier OEMs, owner/operators, contractors, and others.

  • Developing appropriate outreach efforts to get the message out that “pump systems matter,” and begin to transform the market for energy efficient pump systems and services.

For more information on “Pump Systems Matter,” go to www.pumplearning.org .

For information on the Hydraulic Institute, go to www.pumps.org .

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