Questions were posted leading up to Pump Appreciation Day on April 9, 2013
More than 15,065 industry engineers and professionals in 151 countries participated in ITT Goulds Pumps' World of Pumps Quiz, demonstrating both their expert knowledge and enthusiasm for the trade. The company saw a 39% increase in quiz participants over last year's inaugural game.
Engineers tested their knowledge on a wide range of pump topics, including the most important pump to maintain—the human heart.
- • In what year was the world's first pump, the shadoof, invented? (Around 2,000 B.C.)
- • What is the most prevalent cause of pump downtime and maintenance? (Seal leakage)
- • Where do most cardiac arrests occur? (At home—80 percent)
"The pump industry's engineers and experts are some of the brightest people in the world," said John Manna, vice president, marketing, for ITT Goulds Pumps. "Their excitement and involvement in the quiz week after week shows that not only are they intelligent, they're engaged and dedicated to the industry."
Questions were posted over the course of five months on a biweekly basis leading up to Pump Appreciation Day, to take place worldwide April 9, 2013. For an additional challenge, 10 optional, expert-level questions were also posed to players during the duration of the quiz.
Pump Appreciation Day also spotlights the world's most important pump, the human heart. ITT Goulds Pumps has donated $25,000 to the global Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, sponsored by the American Heart Assn. and its global partners. These funds will support training sessions for hands-only CPR.
All quiz questions and answers are available for viewing now at www.worldofpumpsquiz.com/q-and-a , and the next installment of the quiz is slated for November 2013.