Two Major Pump Associations Announce Method to Address Dramatic Increases In Worldwide Energy Costs
HYDRAULIC INSTITUTE & EUROPUMP RELEASE "PUMP LIFE CYCLE COSTS"
One solution to the worldwide energy cost crisis can be found in a 200-page reference guide, "Pump Life Cycle Costs: A Guide to LCC Analysis for Pumping Systems," pictured. The book details substantial energy savings opportunities, particularly in pump process type operations. Pumps are used in virtually every industrial and commercial enterprise. The result of a joint effort by the Hydraulic Institute (HI), and Europump, the $125.00 guide can be ordered from www.pumps.org, or the Hydraulic Institute at 973-267-9700.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the current
worldwide energy cost crisis, industries are being driven to seek far-reaching
savings alternatives. A solution has been derived in the form of a 200-page
reference guide, "Pump Life Cycle Costs: A Guide to LCC Analysis for Pumping
Systems," the result of a joint effort by the Hydraulic Institute (HI), the
largest association of pump producers and leading suppliers in North America
since 1917, and Europump, spokesperson for 15 national pump manufacturing
associations in Europe, since 1960.
"With nearly 20 percent of the world's electrical energy consumption
accounted for by pumping systems, and with pump usage in individual plant
installations accounting for as much as 25 to 50 percent of the total energy
consumption, we recognized a real need for optimizing pumping systems design
and life cycle cost (LCC) savings guidelines -- ones that address each
interdependent element in a pumping system," noted Robert Asdal, executive
director of HI. Pumps are used in virtually every industrial and commercial
enterprise. The energy savings potential, particularly in cases where the
pump is being run in process type operations, are very significant.
Optimizing Pumping Systems
Pump users, suppliers and designers can optimize pumping systems and
recognize significant cost savings by applying methods within the new
comprehensive LCC guide. It describes the essential pumping system components
and shows, step-by-step, the considerations necessary to specify, design and
operate the system for minimum life cycle cost. Contained is a complete model
for estimating total costs for the life of a pumping system including
procuring, running, maintaining and disposing of plant and associated
Free Downloadable Summary
"Whether replacing, upgrading or installing a new system, the most
convenient opportunity to influence a system's LCC is when it's procured,"
noted Asdal. "We see this guide as a key resource and hope it will serve as
the industry's standard reference for LCC evaluation." A free 16-page
executive summary of the LCC Guide and other cost-saving tools and software
can be found in the "Energy" section under "Pump Resources," at
http://www.pumps.org. Visitors are invited to sign the HI Guest Book for
future energy savings tips and updates. A copy of the $125.00 LCC guide can
be ordered online at the HI e-Store and it is available for immediate
shipment. Pre-paid orders, including cost of shipment, can also be mailed to
HI at 9 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054, USA, or be placed by calling
Source: Hydraulic Institute Inc.