Critical Pump Testing – Optimum Performance
Key Features include:
- Designed in compliance with Hydraulic Institute Standards and API 610
- Capable of testing horizontal, vertical and submersible pumps
- Maximum of 5000 HP
- Variable Frequency Drive; 2300 – 4160 volts
- Flows of up to 21,000 GPM on the horizontal loop and 42,000 GPM on the vertical loop
- State-of-the-art data collection system
In our continuing commitment to the pump industry, Hydro has designed and built a state-of-the-art Test Lab dedicated to the needs and requirements of the pump aftermarket. The Test Lab, located in Hydro’s Service Center in Chicago, is strategically located to service pump users throughout North America.
Frequently Asked Questions
The test can be applied to a new pump, refurbished pump, or re-engineered pump with the focus being on reliability, assurance of meeting the required operating conditions, and measuring the actual changes in performance if a change was made. For example, in an energy optimization project, a pump may be designed to achieve a higher efficiency to save on the operating cost of the unit. A performance test can be completed to validate the engineering and design. If a test is not completed, the end user may be going into operation with only the design engineering and reputation of the vendor to count on.
Similarly, vertical and submersible pumps are installed and connected to existing piping configurations in order minimize setup time and ensure an accurate test.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is a non-profit organization established to enhance the effective, efficient and economic use of pumps through the development of industry pump standards and educational tools for effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems.
For more information on the Hydraulic Institute's Test Lab Approval Program (PTLAP), visit their website at pumps.org.