Hydraulic Institute Opens Registration for 2014 Fall Meeting

PARSIPPANY, NJ (Aug. 7, 2014) – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2014 Fall Meeting will take place Oct. 8-10 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. Registration is now open to HI members, associate members, standards partners, and utilities & energy efficiency NGOs who are sponsors of Pump Systems Matter. Eligible prospective members are welcome to attend with advance approval.

This year’s Fall Meeting will focus on the Department of Energy (DOE) test procedures, integrated educational marketing and standards development. Special presentations will be delivered by topic experts and will include:
Pump Knowledge Workshop: Standard Conditions Labeling per DOE Test Procedures & Updates on New Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors (Lunch)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Timothy Albers and Patrick Hogg of Nidec Motor Corporation will guide attendees through the maze of regulations and rulings, explain efficiency terminology and provide practical guidelines for motor specification given the changing regulatory landscape.

Integrated Marketing: Leveraging Educational Training Resources and Pump Systems Assessment Process
Thursday, October 9, 10:15am – 12:00pm
Mark Sullivan, director of education and marketing of the Hydraulic Institute, will explain how education and training resources may be utilized as integrated marketing tools based on ANSI/HI Pump Standards to expand organizational reach to end-users and prospects.

International Trade update
Thursday, October 9, 1:45 – 2:45pm
Eric McClafferty, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren and Legal Counsel to HI/VMA ITTF, and Scott Sullivan, VP, Ethics, Compliance & Legal, Flowserve Corporation and ITTF Co-Chair, will provide an update on new or pending import/export regulations including a section on export reform and its effects on the pump industry.

More than 30 HI Technical Committees will meet to review and advance specific areas of knowledge and work that ultimately will result in the development of new or updated ANSI/HI Pump Standards. Attendees with particular topic interest or subject matter expertise will have the opportunity to participate in these technical meetings. Young engineers are particularly encouraged to attend.

The Fall Meeting also provides plenty of opportunities to network with top pump industry professionals. On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 8, all meeting attendees are invited to the City Museum for a private tour and dinner. On Thursday, Oct. 9, there will be a tabletop display reception, an excellent opportunity for pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), supplier OEMs and standards partners to network and browse various pump products and services.

To encourage meeting attendance by young engineers, HI is offering a 50 percent discount on registration to individuals at member companies who are under the age of 35 and have served less than 10 years in the pump industry. HI also is offering a group discount, as well as an early bird discount to individuals who register on or before Aug. 29. Prospective members, including engineering consulting firms, should call Mary Silver, director of marketing & membership, to discuss eligibility to attend this meeting. She can be reached at 973.267.9700 x117 or msilver@Pumps.org.

Further questions can be directed to Gabrielle Bernardo, manager of meetings & events, at 973.267.9700 x125 or gbernardo@Pumps.org.

The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information.

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