The Hydraulic Institute plays a leading role in the development of pump standards in North America and worldwide. HI standards are developed within guidelines established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). HI members work through a number of technical committees to develop draft standards. The Institute uses the ANSI Canvass Method, involving pump users and other interested parties to reach consensus on published standards. HI standards are developed to define pump products, installation, operation, performance, testing, and pump life and quality. ANSI/HI standards are widely referenced in other standards such as those of API, AWWA, ANSI B73, and more are accepted throughout North America and applied worldwide.
The HI program assists pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with an experienced third-party auditor to develop and maintain accurate, uniform and repeatable pump testing protocols. The program also helps participating organizations adhere to the requirements of the international test laboratory accreditation standard (ISO 17025) concerning test measurement equipment. The Crane Pump & Systems test lab has been approved by the Hydraulic Institute according to the HI Program Guide for Pump Test Laboratory Approval Program - HI 40.7 utilizing the testing requirements and guidelines set forth in HI 40.6 Methods for Rotodynamic Pump Efficiency Testing.
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 35,000 individual members and 81 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world. WEF and its member associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.
WEF and its members research and publish the latest information on wastewater treatment and water quality protection; provide technical expertise and training on issues including non-point source pollution, hazardous waste, residuals management, and groundwater; sponsor conferences and other special events around the world; review, testify, and comment on environmental regulations and legislation.
The Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) is a national trade association representing and serving the manufacturers of submersible pumps for municipal and industrial wastewater applications. Founded in 1976, the association's primary focus is on industry guidelines, education and promotion.
SSPMA is the trade association for the sump, effluent and sewage pump industry. Its mission is to represent the industry in a manner consistent with the highest standards of business practice and its obligations under law and regulation, by educating the industry, general public, and legislative and regulatory groups, in the proper application, use, installation, and maintenance of the products and services offered by its members.