Pulp and paper mills are pump-intensive facilities, with an average of 150 pumps per pulp mill and 50 pumps per paper mill. Engineering personnel at pulp and paper mills can take advantage of specific, direct links to purchase standards related to pumps installed or required in the pulp and paper industry, thanks to a collaborative agreement between the Hydraulic Institute (HI) and the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).

Specific HI standards are useful supplements to the TAPPI library of standards. According to the two organizations, by utilizing HI standards, pulp and paper companies can increase pumps and systems reliability, accurately determine pump performance, reduce lifecycle costs and energy, decrease design costs and avoid miscommunication.

Hydraulic Institute, Parsippany, N.J., has created a customized page listing recommended standards documents at www.pumps.org/TAPPI, to simplify the process of locating and purchasing the pump standards related to the pulp and paper industry. TAPPI is headquartered in Norcross, Ga.