Enter Hydro’s Photo Contest at Electric Power 2013


Visit Booth 533 to Enter Hydro’s Photo Contest!

You can enter the contest one of two ways. Bring a photo of the most worn out part you’ve ever seen to Hydro’s booth OR email your photo before the show to Christine Barger. A gift certificate to the Bass Pro Shop will be awarded to the person whose photo wins the highest number of votes for “Most Worn Out Part”.

Every photo displayed at Hydro’s booth will remain anonymous to the public as each photo displayed will be numbered for the voters at the booth. If you have any questions about Hydro’s photo contest, please contact Christine Barger at 630-947-4039.

While you’re at the booth, learn more about Hydro’s reverse engineering capabilities and solutions for providing pump users with difficult-to-source cast parts. Click here to watch the video introducing new technologies that exist to solve issues for obsolete parts.

Effects of Operating Pumps Away from Best Efficiency Point

Are you operating your pump off BEP?

Read Hydro’s brief article at the Empowering Pumps website which discusses some of the effects of operating pumps away from their best efficiency point.

Written by Bob Jennings of HydroAire Inc., who is a Hydraulic Institute certified training instructor and pump industry veteran, the article explains the definition of BEP and the consequences of operating your pump too far to the left or right of its Best Efficiency point for a sustained period of time.

Because improving pump efficiency, increasing reliability, and extending mean-time-between-failure is a goal for most pump users, it is valuable to understand your pump’s best efficiency point. If you are not aware of your pump’s BEP for your specific application, consider testing your pump. Hydro can provide a certified performance test at our 5000HP Test Lab in Chicago, IL.

Procurement Tool for Hydraulic Pump Components

Procurement Tool for Hydraulic Pump Components (Impellers)
Use Checks & Balances in the Inventory Receipt Process

Whether you order your replacement parts from the OEM or a third-party supplier, always have a method of checking the parts to insure equivalency of the hydraulic components. It is important to document part attributes for your own records. If inconsistencies are found, actions to take include contacting the supplier for part justification or working with Hydro to perform a solid model study for part comparison.

Hydro has created a tool to help with your receipt inspection process.



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Visit Hydro at Power-Gen International

Michelle Preusser and Christine Barger, Hydro Inc.

Michelle Preusser and Christine Barger, Hydro Inc.

Visit Hydro at Booth #1000 to share with us some of the challenges you are facing and learn more about how Hydro may be able to assist you. We would enjoy the opportunity to share with you information about our recent pump project successes and enhanced capability to

serve pump users in the power generation industry.

Allow us to introduce Jeff Smith, of Hydro Parts Solutions, to share with you our enhanced capability to support your parts needs, including difficult-to-source cast parts – such as impellers, diffusers, discharge heads, casings, bowls and suction bells.

Hydro’s Booth will be easy to find! Click to view the conference map.

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ArcelorMittal Achieves Energy Savings Through Pump Life Cycle Improvements

Descaling is a critical service in a steel mill; the pressures are high and the rapid changes in flows and pressures can severely impact the pumps’ energy usage. Northwest Indiana Times published an article in April 2011 about the substantial energy savings ArcelorMittal was able to a achieve by implementing upgrades to their descaling pumps (read full article).

Hydro was instrumental in helping ArcelorMittal achieve these energy savings by implementing upgrades to improve the pump’s performance. To learn more about improvements which can be made to descaling pumps, read Hydro’s article on Cost Reductions Through Life Cycle Improvements.