PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 19, 2016)—The Hydraulic Institute announced that member company Armstrong Fluid Technology is the latest company to have its pump test laboratory approved through the HI Pump Test Lab Approval Program.

The approved pump test lab is located at 23 Bertrand Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1L 2P3.

The HI program assists pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other pump test laboratories with improving their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with an experienced third-party auditor to develop and maintain accurate, uniform and repeatable pump testing protocols. The program also helps participating organizations adhere to the requirements of the international test laboratory accreditation standard (ISO 17025) concerning test measurement equipment.

As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires increased efficiencies for commercial and industrial pumps, a manufacturer's ability to demonstrate accurate pump performance will be an important part of compliance, according to HI. Performing these tests in a lab that not only applies the industry standard (HI 40.7) but also stands up to an independent third-party audit will build confidence in the market that the stated efficiencies will be achieved, HI said in a statement.

The pump test lab approval program is HI's latest program designed to support the DOE's energy-saving initiatives.