Sep 30, 2008

Hydraulic Institute Adds New Standards Partners

Notable pump industry firms join roster of select partners

Robert K. Asdal, executive director of the Hydraulic Institute (HI), announced that the Institute has added four firms as Standards Partners. The Standards Partner program provides an opportunity for engineering consultants and pump users to partner with HI members in the development of pump standards and education efforts. The program now has five partners.

New additions include:
&#149 Healy Engineering, Inc., a Milton, Mass.-based firm that is involved primarily with large and complex pumping systems and has been active in the design, engineering, installation and troubleshooting of fluid systems for more than 35 years;
&#149 MechTronix Engineering, an enterprise that provides state-of-the-art pump design, development and diagnostic services specifically for smaller firms along with client training to enable customers to improve their own in-house capabilities, located in Elk Grove, Calif.;
&#149 MWH Americas, Inc., Broomfield, Colo., an international corporation offering a broad range of professional services to the water/wastewater industry; and

&#149 Pump Integration Inc. of Easton, Pa., a technical services firm with expertise in pumps and systems primarily serving the power and water utility sectors.

The original Standards Partner, Mechanical Solutions Inc., Whippany, N.J., is an engineering and consulting firm engaged in the pump compressor and turbine industries performing analysis, testing and troubleshooting services for OEMs and end-users.

Participation in the Institute’s Standards Partner program is open to both large and smaller-sized companies. Partners become eligible to receive, for an annual fee, a package of HI products and services such as: copies of all new and revised HI Standards, HI Reference Guides, access to the Institute’s e-Learning courses, listing on the HI website, inclusion in HI’s online Consultants Directory and more. Partner firms participate with HI members in the development of new standards and the updating of existing standards; they also receive invitations to participate in HI committee meetings and events and enjoy particular recognition within the pump industry and beyond.