Testing Services for Vertical, Horizontal, and Submersible Pumps
Key Features Include:
- Certified Hydraulic Institute (HI) test lab in compliance with HI testing standards, e.g. 14.6 and 40.6
- API 610 testing standards on applicable pumps, including variable speed testing
- Capable of testing horizontal, vertical, and submersible pumps
- Flow capacities up to 42,000 gpm
- Horsepower capacity of 5000 HP
- Multiple Variable Frequency Drives, including Siemens 5000 HP 2300-4160 V drive
- State-of-the-art data collection systems for hydraulic performance, vibration, temperature, power, etc.
In our continuing commitment to the pump industry, Hydro has designed and built a state-of-the-art Test Lab dedicated to the needs and requirements of the pump aftermarket. The Test Lab, strategically located at Hydro’s Service Center in Chicago, services pump users throughout North America.
Designed for the
The Test Lab is designed in compliance with Hydraulic Institute Standards and API 610. It’s capable of testing horizontal, vertical, and submersible pumps up to 5,000 HP. With pump testing at Hydro, Inc.’s Test Lab, customers can improve reliability, reduce unforeseen costs, and prevent pump failures.
Testing can be applied to new pumps, refurbished pumps, or re-engineered pumps with the focus being on reliability, assurance of meeting the required operating conditions, and measuring the actual changes in performance if a change was made.
The rising cost of electrical power has caused many industrial plants to shift their focus to energy efficiency. Plants often run pumping equipment continuously, and much research has pointed to opportunities for cost savings by optimizing pumping equipment.
When evaluating the potential for energy savings, end users cannot consider a pump in isolation. The suitability of the pump for the system within which it operates is vital. Even the best designed and most efficient equipment offers power-saving potential if it is run off its best efficiency point (BEP) in a system for which it is ill-applied.
Setting New Standards
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is a non-profit organization established to enhance the effective, efficient and economic use of pumps through the development of industry pump standards and educational tools for effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems.
For more information on the Hydraulic Institute's Test Lab Approval Program (PTLAP), visit their website at pumps.org.