The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Hydro, Inc., as the first organization to have their pump test laboratory located in Chicago, 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 U.S.”, 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.”