The Hydraulic Institute, Parsippany, N.J., is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for the draft of an updated standard.
The document - American National Standard for Pumps: General Guidelines for Types, Definitions, Application, Sound Measurement, and Decontamination (ANSI/HI 9.1-9.5-2012) - is being reviewed under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI/HI 9.1-9.5-2012 has been substantially revised and updated and replaces the prior version, which was last reviewed in 2000.
This standard applies to industrial and commercial pumps, including positive-displacement and kinetic types. Individuals and organizations located in North America, including pump users and specifiers, producers, standards developers, government agencies and general interest groups, directly and materially affected by the standard are asked to contact HI.
Positive-displacement pumps add energy to liquids by rapping liquid in a confined space and forcibly moving it out of the pump and into the discharge pipe. This pumping action is accomplished by either reciprocating action of plungers, pistons, bellows or diaphragms; rotary action of mechanical devices such as gears, screws or vanes; or by blow case arrangements using pressurized air to displace liquid. Kinetic pumps add energy by high-speed rotating wheels or impellers, using either centrifugal effects; regenerative turbine pumping action; or by a rotating case with a stationary arm fitted with a pitot tube.
HI is currently assembling a canvass list of all parties interested in reviewing the draft. This list will be submitted to ANSI in order to meet its open canvass requirements. To participate in the ANSI/HI canvass, contact Gregg Romanyshyn. HI's technical director, at gromanyshyn@Pumps.org or call (973) 267-9700, ext. 114.
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