MRO Magazine

Hydraulic Institute and TAPPI announce partnership


October 9, 2009
By PEM Magazine

Parsippany, NJ — The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) announced recently that they have partnered to provide their memberships with a direct link to purchase industry leading pump standards specific to pumps installed or required in the pulp and paper industry.

Pulp and paper mills are pump intensive facilities, with an average of 150 pumps per pulp mill and 50 pumps per paper mill. Specific HI standards are useful supplements to the TAPPI library of standards. By using HI standards, pulp and paper companies can increase pumps and systems reliability, accurately determine pump performance, reduce life cycle costs and energy, decrease design costs and avoid miscommunication.
Hydraulic Institute has created a customized page on their website designed to simplify the process of locating and purchasing the standards that are most valuable for pump professionals in the pulp and paper industry. A table of contents of the recommended standards can be viewed at
HI and TAPPI offer a number of resources for pulp and paper industry professionals and engineering consulting firms, including access to information on the latest technological developments, opportunities for professional growth and development, and one-on-one information exchange opportunities.
TAPPI members are also eligible to become Hydraulic Institute Standards Partners. HI Standards Partners provide valuable technical expertise in the development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards, guidelines, and educational materials. Both large and small engineering consulting companies are welcome to participate. HI Standards Partners are eligible to receive, for an annual fee, a package of HI products and services.
Corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships and government agencies with offices in North America that are engineering firms, or provide engineering services, or are end-users of pumps may participate as a "Hydraulic Institute Standards Partner." Visit for more information.
For additional information or to apply to the Standards Partner program, contact 
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America and is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, visit,  and, an organization created by HI to assist pump users address strategic energy management and pump system performance and optimization.
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and co-publisher of Paper360°. Visit  for more information.