Aug 19, 2013

Hydraulic Institute Opens Registration for Fall Meeting

Meeting will be held in Baltimore, Oct. 23 to 25, 2013

Hydraulic Institute fall meeting

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2013 fall meeting will take place Oct. 23 to 25, 2013, at the Grand Historic Venue and Embassy Suites Downtown Baltimore in Baltimore. Registration is now open to HI members, associate members, standards partners, and utilities and energy efficiency NGOs that are sponsors of Pump Systems Matter. Eligible prospective members are welcome to attend with advance approval. Registration can be completed at

This year’s fall meeting will focus on pump systems optimization, pump efficiency rule making on commercial and industrial pumps, pump test lab certification and pump labeling, and standards development. Special presentations on these and other subjects will be delivered by topic experts and include:

Making Innovative Talent Management Solutions Pay Off
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2 to 3 p.m.
Dr. David DeLong will demonstrate how to prioritize talent-related risks, identify the seven talent problems that kill profits and accelerate knowledge transfer in the multigenerational workplace.

Design for Operational Excellence – A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth
Thursday, Oct. 24, 3 to 4 p.m.
This session, led by author Kevin J. Duggan, will highlight the methodology to move beyond lean and Six Sigma and achieve true operational excellence.

DOE’s Rulemaking on Commercial and Industrial Pumps
Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Dan Cohen and John Cymbalsky from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will address the department's rulemaking on commercial and industrial pumps, and explore its expectations, plans and strategies.

Pump Systems Optimization, Energy Efficiency and Bottom Line Savings (separate fee and registration)
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This course is designed to help pump users identify and reduce hidden operating and energy costs in their pump systems, improving efficiency and ultimately increasing the profitability of their businesses. Register at

More than 30 HI technical committees will meet to review and advance specific areas of knowledge and work that ultimately will result in the development of new or updated ANSI/HI pump standards. Attendees with particular topic interest or subject matter expertise will have the opportunity to participate in these technical meetings. Young engineers are particularly encouraged to attend.

The fall meeting also provides plenty of opportunities to network with top pump industry professionals. On Oct. 23, HI will host a private reception and dinner at the National Aquarium from 6 to 10 p.m. On the following night, HI will host a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

To encourage meeting attendance by young engineers, HI is offering a 50% discount on registration to individuals at member companies who are under the age of 35 and have served less than 10 years in the pump industry. HI also is offering a group discount, as well as an early bird discount to individuals who register on or before Sept. 6, 2013.