U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
ITP and Hydraulic Institute Partner on Optimizing Pumping Systems
August 13, 2004
Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI), an EERE Allied Partner, are working cooperatively to promote a "systems approach" to pumping systems optimization. One example is co-sponsorship of Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) Qualification workshops, in which participants can earn DOE recognition as a Qualified PSAT Specialist, and assist industrial customers in using PSAT to evaluate their pumping systems. The next co-sponsored PSAT Qualification training will be October 19-20, 2004, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Several HI member companies have incorporated the systems approach and the PSAT software into their own training and services, and have had staff participate in the Qualified PSAT Specialist training. For example, Flowserve Corporation, another EERE Allied Partner, recently worked with Kodak Corporation to optimize a lake water pumping system using systems optimization guidelines and strategies, resulting in a savings of more than $100,000/year for Kodak.
As a part of their ongoing partnership, ITP and HI also cooperate in the development of pumping systems optimization-related materials, including tip sheets, Improving Pumping System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry (PDF 4.30 MB) Download Acrobat Reader, and executive summaries to HI's Pump Life Cycle Costs: A Guide to LCC Analysis for Pumping Systems (PDF 672 KB) and Variable Speed Pumping: A Guide to Successful Applications (PDF 1.1 MB) .
ITP's work with HI is one example of collaborative industry/government efforts to boost industrial efficiency. Learn more about Allied Partnerships on ITP BestPractices Web site and review the Featured Partner page, which spotlights 76 companies that contribute to significant advances in the development of energy-efficient technologies, increased productivity, and enhanced environmental performance. For more information contact the EERE Information Center, or call 1-800-337-3463 (1-800-EERE-INF).
For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, visit www.pumps.org.