Test Lab Facility Approved through Hydraulic Institute’s Pump Test Lab Approval Program

18.12.2020
The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Thrush Co. Inc., as the latest company to have their pump test laboratory approved through the HI Pump Test Lab Approval Program. The approved pump test lab is located in Peru, Indiana.

The HI program assists pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories to improve 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 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. 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.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of Phase I of our Thrush Pump Enhancement Program; the approval and the Hydraulic Institute’s, Certification, of our new pump testing laboratory. For the past two years, we have been working on a totally new, state of the art, pump testing lab, which has now been completed and was certified on November 16, 2020, the 16th approved pump testing lab in the World.

The Thrush legacy of pump manufacturing started with Homer Thrush’s invention, and patent, of the country’s first electric driven residential circulator in 1928, a version of which we still build today, along with in-line and end-suction pumps. Our goal, moving forward with Phase II, of our Thrush Pump Enhancement Program is to broaden our pump line to include highly efficient pumps to meet DOE 2020 guidelines.,” said Julius P. Marburger, President, Thrush Co. Inc.

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