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U.S. Department of Energy Releases “Framework” Document on Pump Efficiency Rule-making

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U.S. Department of Energy Releases “Framework” Document on Pump Efficiency Rule-making

The Hydraulic Institute, leading the efforts of the pump industry in North America to address the U.S. DOE pump efficiency rule-making, announced to its members today the availability of the long-anticipated DOE “Framework” document from the United States Department of Energy on a pump efficiency rule-making.  Interested parties may request a copy from Patrick Maloney, on the HI staff,

This 126 page document, as noted by DOE is designed “to explain the relevant issues, analyses, and processes it anticipates using when considering new energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps.”  The U.S. DOE, the document noted, “is planning to conduct in-depth technical analyses in the following areas: (1) engineering, (2) energy use, (3) equipment price, (4) life-cycle cost and payback period, (5) national impacts, (6) manufacturer impacts, (7) emission impacts, (8) utility impacts, (9) employment impacts, and (10) regulatory impacts. DOE will also conduct several other analyses that support those previously listed, including the market and technology assessment, the screening analysis (which contributes to the engineering analysis), and the shipments analysis (which contributes to the national impact analysis).

HI’s Pump Efficiency Expert Team (PEET) and the HI Board will be meeting in Ft. Myers, Florida during the Institute’s upcoming Annual Meeting, from February 7 – 12, 2013, to work on HI’s responses to the DOE document.

Over 220 HI members are already registered for the HI Annual Meeting.  Prospective members that are interested in becoming active in HI should contact Mary Silver, Director, Membership and Marketing at: (973) 267-9700 x117 or by e-mail at:

While the hotel is sold-out, HI has other options for members and prospective members that have still not registered for the meeting. Full details on the HI 2013 Annual meeting can be found

About the Hydraulic Institute: 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. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website

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