Hydraulic Institute Opens Registration For 2014 Fall Meeting


The Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2014 Fall Meeting will take place October 8-10, 2014, at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. Registration is now open to HI Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, and Utilities & Energy Efficiency NGOs who are sponsors of Pump Systems Matter. Eligible prospective members are welcome to attend with advance approval.

This year’s Fall Meeting will focus on the DOE test procedures, integrated educational marketing, and standards development. Special presentations will be delivered by topic experts and include:

  • Pump Knowledge Workshop: Standard Conditions Labeling per DOE Test Procedures & Updates on New Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors (Lunch)

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

    Timothy Albers and Patrick Hogg of Nidec Motor Corporation will guide attendees through the maze of regulations and rulings, explain efficiency terminology, and provide practical guidelines for motor specification given the changing regulatory landscape.

  • Integrated Marketing: Leveraging Educational Training Resources and Pump Systems Assessment Process

    Thursday, October 9, 10:15am – 12:00pm

    Mark Sullivan, Director, Education and Marketing of the Hydraulic Institute will explain how education and training resources may be utilized as integrated marketing tools based on ANSI/HI Pump Standards to expand organizational reach to end-users and prospects.

  • International Trade update

    Thursday, October 9, 1:45 – 2:45pm

    Eric McClafferty, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren and Legal Counsel to HI/VMA ITTF and Scott Sullivan, VP, Ethics, Compliance & Legal, Flowserve Corporation and ITTF Co-Chair will provide an update on new or pending import/export regulations including a section on export reform and its effects on the pump industry.

Over thirty HI Technical Committees will meet to review and advance specific areas of knowledge and work that ultimately will result in the development of new or updated ANSI/HI Pump Standards. Attendees with particular topic interest or subject matter expertise will have the opportunity to participate in these technical meetings. Young engineers are particularly encouraged to attend.

The Fall Meeting also provides plenty of opportunities to network with top pump industry professionals. On the evening of Wednesday, October 8th all meeting attendees are invited to the “City Museum” for a private tour and dinner.. On Thursday, October 9th, there will be a tabletop display reception, an excellent opportunity for Pump OEMs, Supplier OEMs, and Standards Partners to network and browse various pump products and services.

To encourage meeting attendance by “Young Engineers,” HI is offering a 50% discount on registration to individuals at member companies who are under the age of thirty-five and have served less than 10 years in the pump industry. HI is also offering a group discount, as well as an Early Bird discount to individuals who register on or before August 29, 2014. Prospective members, including engineering consulting firms, should call Mary Silver, Director of Marketing & Membership, to discuss eligibility to attend this meeting. She can be reached at 973.267.9700 x117 or msilver@Pumps.org.

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