Many pump users focus on efficiency ratings when purchasing new equipment, but a much greater source of wasted energy is found when looking at the overall system instead of limiting optimization to the pump design itself. It is rare that a system is operating with equipment that is optimized to deliver flow while operating close to its best efficiency point. More often, pumps are oversized for their systems and achieve the desired flow rate by throttling a valve. The friction added by this valve changes the system curve to achieve the design operating flow; this action is one of the greatest sources of wasted energy in a pump system. Continue reading
Hydro Middle East is pleased to announce that their five day API audit for API Q1 ISO9001:2015 and their five API monogram licenses (API 5CT, 6A, 7-1, 16A & 16C) concluded positively with the auditors recommending API to renew their license.
This audit was a challenge due to the following:
• They were the first establishment in the region to face the new 2015 revision audit.
• An API officer flew in from Houston to assess the API auditor performing this audit.
The team at Hydro Middle East was lauded by the auditing committee for the attention to detail and discipline. The appearance of the shop was also noted and praised by both auditors.