Hydraulic Institute Offers Third Edition McGraw Hill Pump Handbook

05.09.2001

PARSIPPANY, NJ, August 28, 2001 - A newly revised 1,800 page pump handbook, which brings together the resources of international experts of the pump industry, has been published by McGraw-Hill and is available through the Hydraulic Institute (HI). The job critical guide assists anyone involved with pumps to design, specify, purchase, operate, and maintain all pump types. The Pump Handbook, third edition covers every topic from advanced seals to basic paradigms. It is edited by industry veterans Joseph P. Messina, Paul Cooper, Charles C. Heald, and the late Igor Karassik.

"This important update, the first in 14 years, contains the latest developments in pump technology. It is an invaluable tool for pump users, consultants, contractors, engineering construction firms, as well as manufacturers of pumping systems, seals, electrical motors, instrumentation and controls," said Robert Asdal, executive director of HI. "It contains many references to HI Pump Standards and should be on the bookshelf along side the ANSI/HI Pump Standards 2000 Edition."

The handbook contains many new and revised sections, offering practical guidance on topics including: design; selection and purchase; specification of particular materials, such as drivers, valves, piping, intakes, and other components, using both SI and customary units; choice and application of controls and valves; pump installation and operation. Testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pumping equipment and peripherals are also detailed.

About Hydraulic Institute

The 84-year old Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America, serves member companies and pump users by providing product standards and forums for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Pump Handbook and other products available through the Hydraulic Institute on-line E-Store, visit the HI web site at www.pumps.org or call (973) 267-7772 in the U.S. or (888) 786-7744 toll-free. Requests may also be faxed to (973) 267-9055 or mailed to Hydraulic Institute, 9 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054-3802.

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