Engineered Software CEO Recognized for Pump Guidebook
WA, May 5, 2009 - Ray Hardee, P.E., CEO of Engineered Software, Inc., was
recognized by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for his contributions as a key
member serving on the Hydraulic Institute/Pump Systems Matter “Optimizing
Pumping Systems Guidebook” (OPS) Committee, which led to publication of the
250+ page guide in 2008.
has contributed dozens of articles and papers to various magazines and standards
publications and has recently published his own book, “Piping System
Fundamentals.” His latest contributions to the new guide follow on his
companywide practice of promoting efficiency in all aspects of energy use.
Based on the collaborative efforts of twenty-two industry experts, the guide
explains how optimizing both existing and new pumping systems, and purchasing
based on lifecycle cost, can lead to increased profitability through a reduction
in unnecessary, expensive energy consumption and maintenance costs.
“Auditing and optimizing existing pumping systems can reduce plant energy
costs as much as 50%,” Hardee said. “The key is matching pumps properly to the
system’s requirements, and changes such as these, will typically improve
reliability and offer savings on MTBR (Mean Time between Repairs).”
The guide covers a range of topics including Pump Fundamentals, Pump and
System Interaction, Calculating Cost of Ownership, Improving the Performance of
Existing Pump Systems, Optimizing New Designs, Pumping System Economics, and
Opportunities to Improve Lifecycle Performance.
“This is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the design,
engineering, and installation or servicing of pumping systems,” Hardee said.
“The guide has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the
subject matter among end-users and pump OEMs serving as the basis of new
educational curriculum being designed around this issue.”
For information on purchasing the OPS Guide referenced above, please visit
HI’s e-Store at http://estore.pumps.org.
For information on author Ray Hardee, please
Engineered Software, Inc. is a sponsor of Pump Systems Matter (PSM), an
organization created by HI to assist pump users and address strategic energy
management and pump system performance and optimization.
For more information about the Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter,
please visit www.Pumps.org. and
About Engineered Software, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Engineered Software, Inc. has created products known
worldwide for high end-user satisfaction rates. The company has two
award-winning product lines – PIPE-FLO and PUMP-FLO Solutions. Recognized as the
best in the industry, the programs’ interface was developed and refined based on
over 25 years of customer feedback. Engineered Software is also the creator of
Flow of Fluids Premium software, and holds an agreement with Crane Valve North
America to produce, market and sell their Technical Paper, TP410. Engineered
Software, Inc. has more than 5,500 clients worldwide across a variety of
industries including aerospace and defense, chemical processing, engineering
design and consulting, food and beverage, oil and petrochemical, mining and
metals, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, waste water collection
and treatment and education.
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