Because pumping systems account for more than 40 percent of industrial energy usage, the Hydraulic Institute developed the pumps systems assessment professionals (PSAP) certification program to provide pump end-users and other stakeholders with a way to assess complicated systems with highly qualified, certified pump system assessors. The program sets the standard for the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for performing pump system assessments and utilizing pump system optimization techniques.

According to the Hydraulic Institute, energy and maintenance costs combine to represent approximately 65 percent of the total cost of ownership of a medium-sized industrial pumping system. A thorough system assessment will often identify energy-efficient upgrade opportunities that usually pay for themselves in less than a year.

Businesses can gain an advantage by employing PSAPs and performing more pump system assessments. The program increases the value of corporate capabilities, validates employee knowledge and experience and ensures the highest level of assessments are being performed.

For certified individuals, meanwhile, the PSAP program validates field expertise, aligns knowledge with industry best practices and enhances career opportunities.

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