The Hydraulic Institute ( and its Pump Systems Matter ( program are scheduled to release a new guidebook on pumping systems efficiency in mid-August. The publication, titled Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability, is a 250-plus page compendium that explains how optimizing both existing and new pumping systems and purchasing based on lifecycle cost can lead to increased profitability through a reduction in unnecessary, expensive energy consumption and maintenance costs.

The publication features graphics, illustrations and reference tables and covers topics including Pump Fundamentals, Pump and System Interaction, Calculating Cost of Ownership, Improving the Performance of Existing Pump Systems, Optimizing New Designs, and Pumping System Economics. Also included is a 13-page glossary of terms along with case studies and a matrix of tools for optimizing pumping systems.

The publication will retail for $195.00/single copy, with discounts available for larger quantities.