The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that Taco Comfort Solutions’ pump test laboratory in Cranston, Rhode Island, recently received approval through HI’s Pump Test Lab Approval Program.

The HI program assists pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories in improving their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with an experienced third-party auditor to develop and maintain accurate, uniform, and repeatable pump testing protocols. The program also helps participating organizations adhere to the requirements of the international test laboratory accreditation standard (ISO 17025) concerning test measurement equipment.

As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires increased efficiencies for commercial and industrial pumps, a manufacturer's ability to demonstrate accurate pump performance becomes an important part of compliance. Performing these tests in a lab not only applies the industry standard (HI 40.7), but also stands up to independent third-party audits.

The pump test lab approval program is HI's latest program designed to support the DOE's energy saving initiatives.

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Publication date: 3/28/2017

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