PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Price Pump Company, as the latest company to have their pump test laboratory, located in Caldwell, Idaho, approved through the HI Pump Test Lab Approval Program.
The HI program assists pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other pump test laboratories in 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 Department of Energy (DOE) requires increased efficiencies for commercial and industrial pumps, a manufacturer's ability to demonstrate accurate pump performance is an important part of compliance. Performing these tests in a lab that not only applies to the industry standard (HI 40.7) but also stands up to an independent third-party audit, building confidence in the market that the stated efficiencies will be achieved.