The Hydraulic Institute will be hosting a new two-part Reliability of Pumping Equipment Webinar Series presented by Tom Grove of AESSEAL Inc. and William Livoti of WEG Electric Corp. This series, launching May 14th, will offer a detailed overview on improving the reliability of pumps, sub-components, and related equipment while reinforcing opportunities to lower cost and improve safety and productivity.

Developed and certified by HI, this live course will provide an overview on product life expectancy and identify how to optimize pump performance. The series will also summarize what to do when products fail, cover best practices developed by manufacturing companies, and provide methods for developing a strategic plan to assure reliability for new and existing equipment.

Technical topics addressed in this series include:

  • Original specification of and reasonable product life expectation for pumps, seals, and related equipment
  • Key factors influencing actual product life performance and how to optimize performance
  • What to do when products fail and life expectancy falls short
  • Best practices developed directly by the manufacturing companies
  • How to evaluate equipment reliability and identify improvement opportunities
  • Methods in developing a strategic plan to assure reliability for both new and existing equipment

Mark Sullivan, HI Director Education and Marketing, states “In all industries, end-users are always looking for ways to improve reliability and increase uptime on any pump system.  This exclusive webinar series covers the most proven practices by leading experts to increase product life on all types of pumps.  Bottom line, this educational program will help users increase productivity and profitability.”

The Reliability of Pumping Equipment Webinar Series will be conducted on May 14th and May 21st.  Each session begins at 1pm ET and lasts approximately one hour followed by a live Q&A session. Registration is $229 with HI members receiving a 25% discount. To register, visit: For more information on registration, contact Andrea Kucker, Education and Marketing Operations Specialist, Hydraulic Institute, at 973.267.9700 x202 or by email at

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

About Pump Systems Matter:
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

About Aesseal:
Aesseal is one of the world's leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems. Our promise to customers is simple: we aim to give such exceptional service that they need never seek another source of supply.

About WEG Electric:
Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is the largest industrial electric motor manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors in the world producing more than 21 million units annually.