The Hydraulic Institute is seeking pump users and specifiers, producers, standards developers, government agencies and general interest groups in North America to participate in the review process for the draft of an updated standard.
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
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.