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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hydraulic Institute Releases Fall Meeting Agenda, Opens Registration

Hydraulic Institute logoRegistration is now open for the Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2013 Fall meeting, which will take place Oct. 23–25, 2013, in Baltimore.

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 – 3 p.m.
    Dr. David DeLong will show you how to prioritize talent-related risks, identify the seven talent problems that kill profits, and how to accelerate knowledge transfer in the multigenerational workplace.
  • Design for Operational Excellence – A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth
    Thursday, Oct. 24, 3 – 4 p.m.
    This innovative session led by renowned 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 & Industrial Pumps
    Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
    Dan Cohen and John Cymbalsky from the U.S. Department of Energy will address the DOE’s rulemaking on commercial and industrial pumps and explore DOE’s expectations, plans, and strategies.

HI is also hosting the full-day (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Pump Systems Optimization, Energy Efficiency and Bottom Line Savings, a session that requires a separate fee and registration, on Oct. 22, designed to help pump users identify and reduce hidden operating and energy costs in their pump systems.

Over 30 HI technical committees will meet to review and advance specific areas of knowledge and work toward 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. HI is also encouraging young engineers to attend with a 50 percent discount on registration to individuals at HI member companies who are under 35 years old and have been in the pump industry less than 10 years.

The meeting also provides networking opportunities with top pump industry professionals. On Oct. 23, HI will host a private reception and dinner at the National Aquarium. On the following night, HI will host a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore.

HI is also offering a group discount, as well as an early-bird discount to individuals who register on or before Sept. 6. Prospective members, including engineering consulting firms are being requested to call Mary Silver, director of marketing and membership, at (973) 267-9700, ext. 117, to discuss eligibility to attend the meeting.

The complete agenda and details on technical committees, social events, hotel reservations, and registration can be found at Further questions can be directed to Gabrielle Bernardo, manager of meetings and events, at

The meeting will be held at the Grand Historic Venue & Embassy Suites Downtown Baltimore.


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