The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has published a new American National Standard for Rotodynamic Pumps for Vibration Measurements and Allowable Values.
The new HI Vibration Standard applies to the evaluation of vibration on rotodynamic pump applications when the vibration measurements are made on non-rotating parts. The general evaluation criteria included in the HI Vibration Standard are for acceptance tests in field environments or at the manufacturer’s test facility.
The HI Vibration Standard for Rotodynamic Pumps for Vibration Measurements and Allowable Values will be supplemented in future by a guideline document, Dynamics of Pumping Machinery, which is currently being drafted by the committee.
Global Product Development Manger for Sulzer Pumps US, Inc and Vice Chairman of HI’s Vibration Committee, Mick Cropper said: “The newly restated HI Vibration Standard comes as a result of substantial research and brings together collective experiences of pump users and manufacturers from a variety of industry segments.”