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Hydraulic Institute and TAPPI announce partnership.

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Sep 21, 2009 - Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)announced that they have partnered to provide memberships with direct link to purchase industry leading pump standards specific to pumps installed or required in pulp and paper industry. By utilizing HI standards, pulp and paper companies can increase pump and system reliability, accurately determine pump performance, reduce life cycle costs and energy, decrease design costs, and avoid miscommunication.

Pump Systems Matter - Parsippany, NJ

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Hydraulic Institute and TAPPI Announce Partnership

Press release date: Sep 15, 2009

Parsippany, NJ, September 15, 2009 --- The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) announced today that they have partnered to provide their memberships with a direct link to purchase industry leading pump standards specific to pumps installed or required in the pulp and paper industry. Pulp and paper mills are pump intensive facilities, with an average of 150 pumps per pulp mill and 50 pumps per paper mill. Specific HI standards are useful supplements to the TAPPI library of standards. By utilizing HI standards, pulp and paper companies can increase pumps and systems reliability, accurately determine pump performance, reduce life cycle costs and energy, decrease design costs and avoid miscommunication. Hydraulic Institute has created a customized page on their website designed to simplify the process of locating and purchasing the standards that are most valuable for pump professionals in the pulp and paper industry. A table of contents of the recommended standards can be viewed at http://www.pumps.org/TAPPI.

HI and TAPPI offer a wealth of resources for pulp and paper industry professionals and engineering consulting firms, including access to valuable information on the latest technological developments, opportunities for professional growth and development, and one-on-one information exchange opportunities.

TAPPI members are also eligible to become Hydraulic Institute Standards Partners. HI Standards Partners provide valuable technical expertise in the development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards, guidelines, and educational materials. Both large and small engineering consulting companies are welcome to participate. HI Standards Partners are eligible to receive, for an annual fee, a valuable package of HI products and services and enjoy recognition within the pump industry and beyond. Corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships and government agencies with offices in North America that are engineering firms, or provide engineering services, or are end-users of pumps may participate as a "Hydraulic Institute Standards Partner." Visit www.Pumps.org/Partners for more information on eligibility. For additional information or to apply to the Standards Partner program, contact StandardsPartner@Pumps.org or call Mary Silver at 973-267-9700 Ext. 117. The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America and is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards, as well as the expansion of knowledge that effectively advances the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems. For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, visit www.Pumps.org, www.PumpLearning.org and www.PumpSystemsMatter.org, an organization created by HI to assist pump users address strategic energy management and pump system performance and optimization.

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and co-publisher of Paper360°. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit www.tappi.org for more information.