Reducing Waste

Embracing Circularity

Hydro is a driving force in the pump circular economy through our core business of remanufacturing and upgrading rotating equipment. By uniting experience and innovation, Hydro helps end users achieve increased reliability, reduced costs, and performance improvement from their existing assets. This performance meets or exceeds the original design or what could potentially be achieved with the purchase of new equipment and is typically realized at a fraction of the cost and within a much shorter lead time.

Just-In-Time Parts & Inventory Reduction

Finding the right balance when stocking spare parts helps reduce waste and minimize inventory costs. With the support of our reverse engineering and casting specialists, Hydro helps customers maintain a virtual inventory of parts, reducing stock while also ensuring parts are available when they’re needed.

Reducing our Footprint

In addition to supporting end users in their own efforts to reduce emissions and use resources more efficiently, Hydro has developed an initiative to reduce our own energy and water usage. We have completed a study to understand the usage across our network and have identified key areas where we can make a material impact.

Saving Energy

Energy Saving Audits

Through field performance testing, Hydro’s reliability engineers can provide an assessment of the energy usage and health of operating assets. These audits specifically target areas where energy usage improvements can be implemented, including the expected energy saved from specific detailed actions.

Hydraulic Modification


Hydraulic design experience and advanced modeling software allows Hydro’s Global Engineering team to create custom hydraulics for existing and new equipment. In contrast to “off-the-shelf” selections that are the best fit of standard options, Hydro provides performance specifically tailored to provide optimal efficiency at the end users’ system’s operating point.

System Analysis and Energy Optimization

The greatest opportunity for energy savings is through a holistic approach that analyzes how to optimize the pump’s operation inside its system. Hydro looks at modifications that can be made to improve hydraulic performance, mechanical operation, and system configuration to provide maximum energy and reliability benefits while reducing total cost of ownership over the pumps useful life.

Increasing Reliability

Enabling Predictability

Hydro’s Centaur condition monitoring solution supports end users in becoming more analytical and predictive about equipment health. Understanding asset health enables better decision making, identifies incipient failure modes in time to avoid significant damage, and allows maintenance to be performed based on actual asset condition instead of predetermined intervals.

Building Pump Proficiency

Hydro believes in moving our industry forward through shared knowledge and experience. Through skill development and focused resources, we help nurture the next generation of pump users. An educated operator, engineer, or maintenance professional is better equipped to make decisions that result in safer, more reliable equipment.

Rebuilding Better

By adhering to stricter tolerances, requiring robust process documentation, and never cutting corners, Hydro’s rebuild process results in greater reliability and increased mean-time-between-repairs. This level of quality ensures   a safer work environment for our end user customers, reduces waste by decreasing the frequency of maintenance cycles and lowers overall cost of ownership.

Troubleshooting & Vibration Analysis

Hydro supports customers in solving complex problems through our dedicated field testing and troubleshooting division. We resolve these issues through the application of the best available current technology in analytical modeling, eliminating wasteful trial-and-error methods and developing an effective solution on the first try. Improving persistent problems greatly reduces the risk of failures that compromise process integrity and impact the environment.

Establishing a Culture of Responsibility

Celebrating Diversity

Hydro believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential in strengthening our business. Moreover, DEI helps stimulate and elevate the vitality of the communities we serve. In addition to prioritizing a diverse and inclusive workplace, we now measure the diversity of our suppliers and are developing initiatives that equalize opportunities among underrepresented and underserved groups of people.

Sourcing Responsibility

Hydro is conscious that the people we choose to do business with can have a wide-reaching impact. We expect our suppliers to exhibit ethical and responsible behavior aligned with our own culture of integrity and social responsibility. We have implemented a Supplier Code of Conduct that outlines these expectations.

A Culture of Safety

Hydro takes the responsibility of our workers’ safety very seriously. We have cultivated a strong culture of safety through proactive measures, open communication, and collective responsibility. Every worker in our organization is empowered and encouraged to stop work when they see an unsafe act.

A Giving Community

Hydro has always believed in giving back to the local communities where our workers live and thrive. From supporting local businesses to promoting volunteerism through our Hydro Cares program, we are committed to extending our impact beyond business boundaries.