The annual Hydraulic Institute (HI) fall meeting will take place on October 20-23 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Ohio. The Parsippany, N.J.-based organization has tailored the fall meeting agenda to focus on energy efficiency, modernization, value-added selling and strategic pricing - issues that affect the bottom-line performance of every pump industry business in all market sectors.

Special presentations on these subjects will be delivered by experts. Sessions include:
  • "Energy Efficiency and Process Modernization," presented by Neal Elliott, associate director for research at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
  • "The Value-Added Organization" and "Value-Added Selling and Market Transformation," both presented by Tom Reilly, president and founder of Tom Reilly Training.
  • "Capturing Hidden Profits Through Strategic Pricing," presented by Alan Fortier, principal of Fortier & Associates.
In addition, technical presentations and special-focus meetings are planned. Sessions include:
    "Water Hammer: Its Causes and Mitigation Techniques," presented by Gary Cornell, president, Blacoh Fluid Controls Inc.
  • AHRI/Fluid Pump Section and HI Meeting on Circular Pumps, Efficiency Standards.
HI technical committees will meet to review and advance the development of new ANSI/HI Standards. Attendees with particular topic interest or expertise will have the opportunity to participate in these technical meetings.