2003 guide and new subscription update service offer access to latest HI ANSI-approved pump standards

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) introduces a new 2003 Guide and Annual Subscriber service for ANSI/HI Pump Standards, making it possible for users to receive the very latest and most comprehensive pump standards as soon as they are published.


PARSIPPANY, NJ, May 6, 2003 - The Hydraulic Institute (HI) introduces a new 2003 Guide and Annual Subscriber service for ANSI/HI Pump Standards, making it possible for users to receive the very latest and most comprehensive pump standards as soon as they are published.

The 2003 Standards Cross-Reference Guide, along with a free 32-page Master Index, assists current standards users in identifying the updates they need. An annual subscription service then ensures users receive all new and revised standards for the current calendar year in the format of choice: hardcopy, CD-ROM, or new web-based single or multi-user versions.

Downloadable copies of the free Cross- Reference Guide and Master Index are available at www.pumps.org.

The widely-accepted ANSI/HI Pump Standards include definitions, industry terminology, design, application, installation, operation and maintenance guidelines. The standards have been designed to help eliminate misunderstandings between the pump manufacturer, purchaser and/or user, and to assist the purchaser in selecting and obtaining the proper product for a particular need.

"HI Standards are updated continuously. With this new guide and subscriber service, we can bring pump standards users the most current information and updates as soon as they are available. In fact, four new standards are anticipated for release in 2003. Under the new service, these will automatically be sent to annual subscribers," explained Robert Asdal, executive director of HI. "HI Standards are a worthy investment and this service ensures, over time, that ANSI/HI standards always remain current."

Various Formats Fit Range of Needs

ANSI/HI Standards can be purchased as a complete set or as individual documents. The current complete set includes 23 standards and a master index. An annual subscription for the current year is included with the initial purchase of a complete set. Users with a very specific need, however, may prefer to purchase standards as individual documents.

The complete set of standards is available in a hardcopy version, organized and packaged in five attractive, sturdy, three-ring binders. A CD-ROM format, ideal for single users, includes an electronic index with built-in hypertext navigation, to locate any topic instantly. The new web-based version provides company-wide access to the complete set of up-to-date standards for one or more simultaneous users, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world. The documents can be downloaded for short-term, off-line use locally.

Individual documents are available in individually bound hardcopy, as a PDF download with an electronic index for easy navigation, or via the web for individual or multi-user purposes.

Latest Additions to Line of Standards

The American National Standards for Submersible Pump Tests (ANSI/HI 11.6-2001) and the American National Standards for Allowable Nozzle Loads on Centrifugal and Vertical Pumps (ANSI/HI 9.6.2-2001) are among several new standards added to the 2002 Release ANSI/HI Pump Standards.

A collaborative effort between the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) and HI, the Submersible Pump Test Standard applies to the testing of centrifugal submersible pumps that are driven by induction motors. It is limited to closed-coupled impeller pump/motor units, designed to operate submerged in liquid. Submersible pumps operating in either a wet-pit or dry-pit environment are included.

The Allowable Nozzle Loads Standard assists pump users and systems designers in determining appropriate flange and nozzle loads. It is proving of particular value to those using pumps in chemical process applications such as those that conform to ANSI/ASME B73 standards. The standard recommends allowable nozzle loads for the following types of pumps: horizontal end suction single stage, vertical-in-line single stage, axial split case single and two stage, end suction slurry pumps, and vertical turbine short set pumps.

The following standards are in development by HI committees and anticipated for release in 2003. These new standards will automatically be sent to annual subscribers as part of the new service.

* Controlled Volume Metering Pumps (ANSI/HI 7.1-7.5)
* Air Operated Pump Standards (ANSI/HI 10.1-10.5)
* Air Operated Pump Test Standards (ANSI/HI 10.6)
* Pump Intake Design Standard (ANSI/HI 9.8)

The latest ANSI/HI Pump Standards, 2002 Release and the 2003 Cross- Reference Guide and Master Index Subscription Services are available through HI's E-store at www.pumps.org. Orders also can be faxed to (973) 267-9055.

The 86-year old Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America, serves member companies and pump users by providing product standards and forums for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute and its line of products available through the e-store, services, standards, publications, meetings and educational offerings, visit the HI web site at http://www.pumps.org/public/news/press_release/www.pumps.org. Requests may also be faxed to (973) 267-9055 or mailed to Hydraulic Institute, 9 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Visitors to the HI web site are invited to sign the HI Guest Book.


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