据theU.S.Department of Energy(DOE)，泵系统在工业电力需求中占据近25%，在某些工业设备操作领域涉及的范围几经达至50%。工业，市政，以及美国北部的其他许多部门都是能源密集区。个案研究显示，良好的系统设计，以及更有效的泵的操作往往能够在能耗上节省20%，而且可以呈现出更广阔的节能空间。HI称，随着全国能耗地不断上升，PSM为使用者提供了一个非常必要的，以基础为导向的，能量节省可能性。
HI launches Pumps Systems Matter website
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has launched a new website called www.PumpSystemsMatter.org covering a new US educational initiative, Pump Systems Matter (PSM), which aims to lower energy needs in North America while improving the bottom-line profitability of businesses by providing pump users with strategic, broad-based energy management and performance optimization solutions.
According to the Institute, the website provides users with educational resources needed to get started with optimizing pumping systems. Users can also download Pump System Improvement Modeling(PSIM), a free educational software tool to help evaluate the overall design of complex pumping systems and download case studies, white papers, energy-savings tip sheets and more to improve bottom line savings and corporate profitability.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), pumping systems account for nearly 25% of industrial electrical energy demand and range up to 50% of the energy usage in certain industrial plant operations. Industrial, municipal, and many other sectors of the North American economy are energy intensive. Case studies have shown that better system design and more effective pump application can usually save 20% or more in energy costs and represent a large, frequently overlooked savings opportunity. With the continuing rise of energy costs across the country, PSMoffers pump users a very compelling, bottom-line oriented, energy savings opportunity, the HI says.
Membership of PSM is open to utilities, market transformation organizations, government agencies, pump users, contractors, consultants, engineering companies, trade and professional associations as well as North American pump manufacturers and suppliers of motors and drives, seals, couplings, bearings, housings, instrumentation and control systems and pump specific software.