The Hydraulic Institute (Parsippany NJ), under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking qualified participants for the review and approval of new standards for abrasive slurry handling pumps. Individuals and organizations directly and materially affected by these standards and interested in reviewing the drafts are invited to contact HI.

These parties include pump users and specifiers, producers, standards developers, government agencies and general interest groups. HI will assemble a canvass list of all interested parties wishing to review the drafts and will submit this list to ANSI to meet its open canvass requirements.

The scope of the HI Slurry Pump Standards is limited to rotodynamic (centrifugal and vertical) pumps of all industrial types (except vertical multistage diffuser pumps) that handle abrasive slurries. It includes types and nomenclature, definitions, design and application, installation, operation and maintenance, and testing. Wastewater pumps are not included. The standards are expected to be completed and published by year-end 2002.