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Hydro, Inc. Facility becomes HI's first approved pump test lab.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 23, 2015 - Approved through Pump Test Lab Approval Program, Hydraulic Institute (HI) member company Hydro, Inc. represents first organization with their pump test laboratory located at 1126 West 40th Street, Chicago, IL 60609. Aforementioned program helps pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their current laboratory procedures and policies. Specifically, experienced third-party auditors help develop and maintain accurate, uniform, and repeatable pump testing protocols.

Pump Systems Matter - Parsippany, NJ

Original Press Release

Hydro, Inc. Test Lab Facility Becomes First Ever Approved Pump Test Lab through Hydraulic Institute's Pump Test Lab Approval Program

Press release date: Sep 17, 2015

Parsippany, NJ – The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Hydro, Inc., as the first organization to have their pump test laboratory located at 1126 West 40th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609, approved through the Pump Test Lab Approval Program.

The program assists pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with an experienced third-party auditor to develop and maintain accurate, uniform and repeatable pump testing protocols. The program also helps participating organizations adhere to the requirements of the international test laboratory accreditation standard (ISO 17025) concerning test measurement equipment.

As the DOE requires increased efficiencies for commercial and industrial pumps, a manufacturer's ability to demonstrate accurate pump performance will be an important part of compliance. Performing these tests in a lab that not only applies the industry standard (HI 40.7) but also stands up to an independent third party audit will build confidence in the market that the stated efficiencies will actually be achieved.

The pump test lab approval program is HI's latest program designed to support the DOE's energy saving initiatives. “As the leading independent pump test lab in the US”, George Harris, President and CEO of Hydro commented that, “Hydro is pleased to be leading this initiative, and doing our part to demonstrate the quality of manufacturing among our client base and the real energy savings that can achieved by using high performance pumps.”

For more information or to participate in the program please visit www.pumps.org/40.7 or contact the HI Program Manager at PTLAP@pumps.org.

The Hydraulic Institute serves as a value-added resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org.