Hydro Middle East Passes 2016 API Audit

20161013_090709Hydro 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.

Hydro’s Test Lab is the first to be certified by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Pump Test Lab Approval Program

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-4-49-50-pmWe are very pleased to announce that Hydro’s Test Lab is the first test lab to be certified by the Hydraulic Institute in their new pump test approval program.

The Hydraulic Institute which will celebrate 100 years of industry leadership in 2016 is a prestigious organization which develops and delivers comprehensive industry standards and educational programs.

Special thanks to Hydro’s Jeff Johnson, General Manager of the Test Lab and Ares Panagoulias Test Lab Engineer whose dedicated efforts in working with the accreditation team were critical to the approval of our test lab.

Learn more via Pumps & Systems

Hydro is pleased to introduce Hydro Richards

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Hydro, Inc. is pleased to introduce Hydro Richards, its newest service location in Canada. The facility is located in Port Coquitlam and is conveniently located close to the TransCanada Highway, US Border and Vancouver International Airport. Hydro Richards specializes in pump repairs and has extensive experience in the manufacture of machined pump parts and babbitted bearings, with shafts being a solid area of expertise. They also provide special overlays and coatings to increase component life. Hydro Inc has added its complete array of pump services to strengthen their product and service offerings in the Pacific Northwest.

Byron Loree

The management team of Glen Sweetable, CEO and Sergio Cruz, President and Operations Manager, is joined by Byron Loree, Technical Sales Representative. Byron brings with him twenty years of sales experience serving primarily the aerospace, pulp and paper, cement, aggregate processing, and mining industries. Prior to joining Hydro Richards Byron represented a Canadian company selling specialty alloy filler metals, spray welding equipment, including twin arc and HVOF systems. Byron enjoys travelling, golf, music and walking.

For more information regarding the services and capabilities of Hydro Richards, please visit our website at:  www.hydrorichards.com or contact Byron at (604) 833-8988 or bloree@hydroinc.com

Governor Quinn Visits Chicago’s Hydro, Inc. as Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

Hydro CEO and Founder, George Harris (at podium), and Governor Pat Quinn (left)

Hydro CEO and Founder, George Harris (at podium), and Governor Pat Quinn (left)

CHICAGO – As Illinois’ unemployment rate continued to fall to its lowest point in six years, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Hydro, Inc. in Chicago to discuss the state’s ongoing economic recovery. Over the past six months, Illinois’ unemployment rate has fallen faster than any other state in the country. Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped for the sixth consecutive month, from 6.8 to 6.7 percent in August, its lowest level since August 2008 and lower than when the Governor took office. Today’s event is part of the Governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“Hardworking women and men across our state are back on the job and today’s numbers are proof that Illinois’ comeback continues,” Governor Quinn said. “More people are working today than at any time in the past six years and that is thanks in part to companies like Hydro who are staking their future right here in the Land of Lincoln. While we have more work to do, we are getting the job done and Illinois is headed in the right direction.”

The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth consecutive month to reach 6.7 percent while employers created 13,800 jobs, according to data released earlier today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. This is the lowest rate since August 2008 and the drop from 9.2 percent one year ago marks the largest year-over-year decline in 30 years.

 

The complete article and video footage is available at: http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=2&…

Rotating Equipment Expert Dr. Gary Dyson Joins The Hydro Team

Dr. Gary Dyson, Hydro Global Engineering Services

Dr. Gary Dyson, Hydro Global Engineering Services

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Dyson will be joining Hydro Companies. Gary will be headquartered in the UK in our new engineering center, Hydro Global Engineering Services. This engineering center will provide the highest level of support to the Hydro network of service locations and will help solve the complex engineering problems associated with pumping equipment.

Hydro Engineering Services will provide a system that all locations can access so that we can continue to help our customers modify, upgrade and re-rate their equipment. He has expertise in hydraulic and mechanical engineering across many manufacturers and industries.

Dr. Gary Dyson has spent his entire career working with rotating equipment. He gained his PhD from Cranfield University for his work using Computational Fluid Dynamics to predict the time dependent nature of pump hydraulic performance at off-design conditions. He has used his hydraulic expertise to help many customers to re-work their equipment to improve reliability, performance and efficiency. During his time working for Clydeunion, Weir Pumps, David Brown Pumps and Mather + Platt Pumps, Dr. Dyson has developed expertise on equipment from complex multi-stage barrel pumps to single stage OH2 machines. Alongside support for Centrifugal pumps Hydro Global Engineering Services has also added expertise to support the requirements of their customers on reciprocating machines. They can advise on plunger pumps and direct acting pump repairs, upgrades and performance modifications.

 

We welcome Gary and his great wealth of experience to the Hydro team!