HydroAire’s Nuclear Certifications Renewed

Having served the nuclear industry since 1990, HydroAire’s pump service center in Chicago, IL, is happy to announce the renewal of their certificates on May 15th, 2012. HydroAire was originally awarded the ASME N-Stamp on May 8th, 2009, the NR-Stamp on July 7th, 2006, and the ASME NPT-Stamp on May 26th, 2006. HydroAire’s Quality Assurance Program complies with 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B, ASME Section III and ASME Section XI. The Program, which is on a 3-Year Audit Cycle, has been audited and accepted by the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) Joint Audit # VA06092. For more information on HydroAire’s comprehensive pump aftermarket services for the nuclear industry, call Michelle Preusser at 630-329-7579.

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.