Pump websites expand to include industry expert presentations

At the 2008 Hydraulic Institute Annual Meeting, a panel of end-users of pumping systems presented on the topic of The Push for Energy Efficiency in Pumping Systems. Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) continue to expand the knowledge base of their websites by making these educational presentations available online. Each of the presentations highlights methods and case studies for reducing pump system energy costs, while increasing energy efficiency.

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Oct. 21, 2008 -- At the 2008 Hydraulic Institute Annual Meeting, an extraordinary panel of end-users of pumping systems led by Douglas Kaempf, Program Manager, Industrial Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), presented on the topic of The Push for Energy Efficiency in Pumping Systems. Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) continue to expand the knowledge base of their websites by making these educational presentations available online. Each of the presentations highlights methods and case studies for reducing pump system energy costs, while increasing energy efficiency.

In his 20-minute presentation titled The Push for Energy Efficiency in Pumping Systems, Douglas Kaempf speaks extensively about the DOE's effort to help American businesses reduce industrial energy intensity 25% by 2017. This includes detailing the synergy between energy, the environment and U.S. competitiveness, as well as the necessity to treat energy "as any other natural resource."

Other presentations by several leading industry experts are being offered by HI and PSM:
• Bill Behr, Site Energy Conservation Leader at The Dow Chemical Company, highlights Energy Efficiency at Dow Chemical
• Steve Schultz, Corporate Energy Manager at 3M Corporation, speaks on the importance and methods of Driving Down Energy Costs
• Rex Noble, Jr., P.E., Engineering Supervisor at FPL Services LLC, discusses Variable Speed Pumping for a District Cooling System
• Raul Santiago, Energy Manager at Eastman Kodak, details Energy Conservation at Eastman Kodak

To view these presentations or to learn more about pump system energy efficiency methods, visit:
http://www.Pumps.org
http://www.PumpSystemsMatter.org

Pump Systems Matter™
Developed by the Hydraulic Institute, Pump Systems Matter is an educational initiative created to assist North American pump users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization. PSM's mission is to provide the marketplace with tools and collaborative opportunities to integrate pump system performance optimization and efficient energy management practices into normal business operations.

Hydraulic Institute
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump producers in North America, and is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards as well as the expansion of knowledge that effectively advances the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems.

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