News | April 8, 2014

Hydraulic Institute Enters Into Training Partner Agreement With ABB And Baldor Electric Company To Further Expand Into Pump Systems Optimization

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has entered a Training Partner Agreement with ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies and Baldor Electric Company, the leading North American manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products.  Through this relationship, all three companies will broaden educational opportunities for pump end-users, distributors and consulting firms by developing high quality, co-branded educational and training programs and sponsoring technical webinars and e-learning courses focused on a variety of pump topics as well as host the expanded Pump Systems Optimization courses.

Allison Carroll, Baldor’s Industry Account Manager, Water and Wastewater, states, “By entering this new Training Partner Agreement with HI, we intend to extend our resources to further meet our customers’ needs for technical engineering-driven education programs focused on improving pump performance, extending product life cycles and understanding how drives and motors are integrated into this solution.”

As part of this new partnership, ABB and Baldor will host the highly regarded one-day Pump Systems Optimization course that is focused on reducing energy costs, maintenance and down time associated with pump operations.   In addition to engineers, the course is recommended to Maintenance, Operations and Sales personnel involved with pump systems.  End users as well as Engineering Consulting Firm employees taking the course will gain knowledge and credibility and will have the opportunity to network with others.

“By hosting a Pump Systems Optimization course and being a committed HI Training Partner in North America, ABB and Baldor are leading the way in helping pump end-users learn how to identify and reduce hidden operation and energy costs,” states Robert Asdal, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute.

About the ABB Inc. Drives and Controls business unit:

Through an integrated channel of US sales representatives, distributors, and system integrators, the Drives and Controls business unit supplies a complete line of energy-efficient electric drives and engineered drive systems to a wide range of industrial and commercial customers. Products manufactured include AC and DC variable speed drives for electric motors from 1/8th through 135,000 HP, and application-specific drive system solutions to meet diverse customer needs.  The Drives and Controls team is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin www.abb.us/drives.

About Baldor Electric Company:

Baldor is the leading North American marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products. In 2011, Baldor became a proud member of the ABB Group, and they are headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas. www.baldor.com.

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 www.Pumps.org.

Pump Systems Matter is a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.

SOURCE: Hydraulic Institute

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