Here are our picks for the most interesting and important stories and articles from around the pump industry for the week of February 1-7, 2016:
1: “Show Some Love for the Children of Flint with No Strings Attached”
No doubt you’ve heard of the water issues plaguing the city of Flint. Here’s an encouraging story coming out of Lousiville about that city’s creative efforts to help kids affected by the ongoing water quality issues in Flint.
2: Pump Systems Assessor Certification Program
The Hydraulic Institute has observed a need for qualified pump systems assessors to audit pump systems and identify opportunities to improve pump system efficiency. To meet this need, HI has announced the creation of the Pump Systems Assessor Certification Program.
3: The O&G Market is Terrible
If your business relies heavily on the O&G market, this won’t be news to you, but to everyone else: those low prices you’re enjoying at the gas pump are hammering the oil and gas industry as well as their suppliers (such as pump manufacturers and distributors).
4: Free Webinar About Eddy Current Drives
If you’re interested in learning more about Variable Speed Electromagnetic Drives (more commonly known as Eddy Current Drives) sign up for this free webinar being put on by the Hydraulic Institute on February 25, 2016.
5: Free Webinar Series from Grundfos and Pumps & Systems
Speaking of free webinars. Grundfos has teamed up with Pumps & Systems to put on a six-part webinar series during the first half of 2016. If this is the first you’re hearing of this, you’ve already missed the first part, though a recording should be available soon. However, part 2, Efficient Pump Selection and Control, will be held on February 24, 2016.
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