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28.11.2012

HI Enlists Participants to Review Reciprocating Standards

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking qualified individuals to participate in the review process of three standards to be placed into stabilized maintenance.

These standards include:

ANSI/HI 6.1-6.5 Reciprocating Power Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation standard. This standard was designed to provide types and nomenclature; definitions; design and application; installation; operation and maintenance; and test for Positive Displacement Reciprocating Pumps including the following: Reciprocating Power Pumps Reciprocating Direct Acting (Steam) Pumps, Reciprocating Controlled Volume Pumps, and Reciprocating Diaphragm Pumps. Excluded from the scope of products are high-pressure hydraulic power pumps and systems.

ANSI/HI 6.6 Reciprocating Pump Test standard. This standard was designed to provide guidance to test reciprocating power pumps, including controlled volume metering pumps, which are driven by power from an outside source applied to the crankshaft. It includes procedures for testing such pumps. These standards apply to test of the pump only, unless stated otherwise. The type of test performed and the auxiliary equipment to be used should be agreed upon by the purchaser and manufacturer prior to the test.

ANSI/HI 8.1-8.5 Direct Acting (Steam) Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation standard. This standard was designed to provide types and nomenclature; definitions; design and application; installation; operation and maintenance; and test for direct acting (steam) pumps.

Individuals and organizations directly and materially affected by this standard are asked to contact HI. These parties include pump users and specifiers, producers, standards developers, government agencies, and general interest groups. HI is currently assembling a canvass list of all interested parties who wish to review the drafts and will submit the list to ANSI in order to meet its open canvass requirements.

Source: Hydraulic Institute

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