Pumping systems account for over 40 percent of industrial energy usage, revealing a vast industry need for more reliable and more energy efficient systems. In response, the Hydraulic Institute developed the PSAP certification program to provide pump end-users and other stakeholders with a means to assess complicated systems with highly qualified, certified pump system assessors.
The certification program sets the standard for the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for performing pump system assessments and utilizing pump system optimization techniques.
“The PSAP program addresses a key market need in the industrial and commercial marketplace,” said Michael Michaud, executive director, Hydraulic Institute. “Energy and maintenance costs combine to represent some 65 percent of the total cost of ownership of a medium-sized industrial pumping system. A thorough system assessment often identifies energy efficient upgrade opportunities that usually pay for themselves in less than a year, lowering overall energy costs while increasing reliability, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. The key to unlocking the savings starts with a holistic assessment from a professional who can assess and optimize the overall system.”
Corporations gain a competitive edge by employing PSAPs and performing more pump system assessments. For corporations, the PSAP program:
By pursuing the PSAP, individuals can advance their career and become a stronger asset to their organization. For certified individuals, the PSAP program:
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of pump/pumping system experience and possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college in a technical/business field. Applicants may also possess five or more years of direct industrial or commercial fluid transfer/pumping systems experience having completed a minimum of seven pump system assessments. After an application is accepted by HI, candidates sit for a 3½ hour proctored exam.
HI is currently accepting applications. To learn more about the PSAP certification program or to apply, visit http://www.pumps.org/psap.