January 2007

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HP Integration Strategies: Improve pump performance and cut energy costs

Pumps are the second most utilized machines in the world. According to the Hydraulics Institute (HI), industry's primary forum for exchange of pump information, industrial pumping systems account for ..

Hollywood, Paula, ARC Advisory Group

Pumps are the second most utilized machines in the world. According to the Hydraulics Institute (HI), industry's primary forum for exchange of pump information, industrial pumping systems account for approximately 25% of industrial electrical energy demand. The alarming realization regarding these statistics is that manufacturers appear somewhat indifferent when it comes to critical equipment such as pumping systems and the amount of energy to operate them. This observation is supported by a study conducted at a leading chemical company as part of a Six Sigma project that indicated correct pump size is selected only 10% of the time. HI is out to transform this way of thinking with its Pump S

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