The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has entered a Training Partner Agreement with Hydro Inc., a world leader in pump mechanical upgrades, material advancement and performance testing with service centres worldwide, that allows both organizations to leverage high quality, co-branded educational and training programs designed for pump end-users, distributor and engineering consulting firms. Through this Training Partnership, both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses focused on a variety of pump topics and host the growing Pump Systems Optimization courses to the broad pump end-user marketplace.
George Harris, President of Hydro Inc. states, “We are excited about this new Training Partner Agreement with HI as it will allow us to further grow in meeting our customers’ needs for delivering technical engineering-driven education programs focused on improving pump performance and extending product life cycles.”
As part of this new partnership, Hydro recently hosted the one-day Pump Systems Optimization course in Fort Saskatchewan, AB Canada on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at its Scotford facility. This highly regarded one-day course has been taught to over 800 people resulting in significant dollars saved in not only energy costs but in reduced maintenance and down time as well. Although Engineers make up a good percentage of those taking the course, Maintenance, Operations and Sales are also well represented. In addition to end users taking the course, Engineering Consulting Firms also take the course to gain knowledge and credibility and to network with end users to increase their business.
“By hosting a Pump Systems Optimization course and being the first training HI Training Partner in North America, Hydro is leading the way as a best-in-class pump service center in offering total pump solutions,” states Robert Asdal, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute.
Hydro was formed in 1969 by a small group of pump engineers with its first service centre in Chicago, where it remains headquartered. The company is now the largest independent pump rebuilder with service centers throughout the world. Hydro has a global reputation in engineering services, quality pump rebuilding, replacement pump parts, pump testing, pump training and total turnkey field service and 24/7 emergency response.
Pump Systems Matter is a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.
About the Hydraulic Institute: The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org.