The Hydraulic Institute (HI, is offering a new standards program for engineering consultants and pump users. To qualify for the HI’s “Standards Partner” program, organizations or individuals must establish that they provide pump and pumping system engineering, process or facility design, procurement, project management, construction services, hydraulic or mechanical modeling, analytical methods, or laboratory or field-testing to a facility owner, government, or vendor, or that they are an end-user of pumps. After verification, eligible parties can receive, for an annual fee, benefits such as copies of the latest HI standards on CD-ROM and subsequent updates, HI’s “Pump Life Cycle Costs” and “Variable Speed Pumping” guides, access to HI’s “Fundamentals of Centrifugal Pumps” e-learning course, listings on the HI Web site, and online in the HI Consultant’s Directory, as well as opportunities to participate in HI committee meetings and review standards before publication.

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