More than 15,065 industry engineers and professionals in 151 countries participated in ITT Goulds Pumps’ World of Pumps Quiz, showing their expert knowledgeCryogenic technology and enthusiasm for the trade. The company saw a 39 percent increase in quiz participants over last year’s inaugural game.

Engineers tested their knowledge on a range of pump topics, including the most important pump to maintain — the human heart. Questions included:

•    In what year was the world’s first pump, the shadoof, invented? (Answer: Around 2,000 B.C.)

•    What is the most prevalent cause of pump downtime and maintenance? (Answer: Seal leakage.)

•    Where do most cardiac arrests occur? (Answer: At home — nearly 80 percent.)

Questions were posted over the course of five months on a biweekly basis leading up to Pump Appreciation Day, which took place on April 9. For an additional challenge, 10 optional, expert-level questions also were posed to players during the duration of the quiz.

As part of Pump Appreciation Day, ITT Goulds Pumps donated $25,000 to the global Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program sponsored by the American Heart Association and its global partners. These funds will support training sessions for hands-only CPR.

All quiz questions and answers  are available for viewing now at The next installment of the quiz is slated for November.