Hydro Invited to the Pipeline Energy Group Conference in New Orleans

Jeff Johnson, Vice President of Hydro’s Petroleum and Pipeline Service Division, presented at the 2012 Pipeline Energy Group Conference, which was hosted by Louisiana Off Shore Oil Port (LOOP). In keeping with the group’s dedication to mindful energy consumption, Jeff Johnson’s presentation discussed how to improve pump efficiency and how energy usage can be reduced as a result of improvements in pump efficiency. Jeff received positive feedback and Hydro is honored to have been invited back to speak at the 2013 Pipeline Energy Group conference. To learn more about ways to improve your pumps’ efficiency, contact Jeff Johnson at 281-475-9680.

George Harris Elected to Hydraulic Institute Board of Directors

On February 13th, 2012, George Harris, President of Hydro Inc., was elected to the Hydraulic Institute Board of Directors. The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America and a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide.

In the Photo, Back Row (left to right): Chadwick Tuttle, COO Americas, CLYDEUNION; David McKinstry, Vice President, IMO Colfax; Gary Witt, President, Pentair Water; John Miersma, President & CEO, Iwaki America; Dave Brockway, President, Intelliquip; Rich Heppe, President, Nidec Motor Company; Front Row (left to right): Tom Grove, Executive Vice President, AESSEAL; George Harris, President & CEO, Hydro Inc.; Ken Napolitano, President, Xylem Inc. – Residential & Commercial Water; Dean Douglas, President, Dover Pump Solutions Group; Robert Asdal, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute http://www.pumps.org/

Calpine Renews National Service Agreement with Hydro

On May 11th, 2010, Hydro was selected as Calpine’s National Pump Repair Supplier. Hydro is proud to announce that the agreement to support Calpine’s operating locations throughout the United States was renewed on January 25th, 2012.

Founded in 1984, Calpine Corporation is the largest publicly traded, independent wholesale power company in the U.S. that can deliver approximately 28,000 megawatts of clean, reliable electricity to customers and communities in 20 U.S. states and Canada, with 91 operating power plants and two under construction. For more information, visit www.calpine.com.

“Combined Cycle 101” Presented by Evans Hydro

Alex Manchenkov, senior engineer and operations manager at Evans Hydro, has agreed to take part in the ASME Combined Cycle Committee Pre-conference workshop entitled “Combined Cycle 101”, which will take place at the 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and is collocated with the ASME Power Conference in Anaheim, California. The 8-hour course offered to end users occurs July 30th through August 3rd and the topic presented by Alex will emphasize the critical pumps found in combined cycle plants, including boiler feed, vertical circulator, condensate, and raw-water pumps. For more information, please contact Angie Vruno at 562-618-7719 or send an email through the Evans Hydro contact form.

HydroAire 40th St Service Center & New 5000 HP Test Lab

HydroAire’s new facility, located at 1126 West 40th Street, has 46,000 square feet dedicated to pump aftermarket services. In addition to large machining equipment and 82 tons of crane capacity, the new facility has a 5000 HP Pump Performance Test Lab, which is the culmination of a two-year effort to bring the best and most comprehensive range of pump services to the pump aftermarket.

On Wednesday and Thursday, September 29th and 30th, 2010, HydroAire proudly unveiled its brand new service center and Test Lab at a festive Open House attended by hundreds of customers, dignitaries, neighbors, and friends. In addition to music, refreshments, and a slideshow on the history of HydroAire, the Open House included guided tours of the new repair facility and Test Lab by HydroAire’s engineers, mechanics, and executives. HydroAire Executive Vice President Jay Shah stated “We’re pleased to open this state-of-the-art facility in order to better serve our customers in the Greater Midwest area – customers in businesses such as power plants, refineries, the oil and gas industry, and the steel industry.” Continue reading