The Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2023 Annual Conference, held February 26–March 2, 2023, concluded with the presentation of awards for several distinguished categories, including the recognition of Andrew Johansson, Alden's Director of Hydraulic Modeling and Consulting, as the 2022 Standards Partner of the Year.Andy-Johansson-HI-2022-Standards-Partner-of-the-Year-1

Hydraulic Institute’s Standards Partners are valuable contributors that help HI better achieve its mission. Standards Partners consist of pump industry consultants, procurement and construction contractors, and pump end users. As such, the perspective of the Standards Partners has benefitted every publication and educational product with their involvement. Standards Partner of the Year Award recognizes an individual from this community whose insight and participation has advanced the work of the Hydraulic Institute through their exceptional volunteer leadership

Mr. Johansson’s career spans over 30 years, and he has been active in HI for more than two decades. Johansson is a central figure for ANSI/HI 9.6.6 Rotodynamic Pumps for Pump Piping and ANSI/HI 9.8 Rotodynamic Pumps for Intake design. In both committees, he supported research efforts to improve the requirements within the standards. He also supports HI’s educational mission by co-instructing the webinar on Intake Design, most recently to the US Army Corp of Engineers.  Johansson is now serving as Chair of the ANSI/HI 9.8 committee after serving as vice-chair for the past edition.

Other key contributors recognized at the Annual Awards Program included: Mr. Aleksander Roudnev, Weir Minerals North America (2022 Hydraulic Institute Lifetime Achievement Award); Mr. Timothy Albers, Director of Product Management, Commercial and Industrial Motor Division, Nidec Motor Corporation (2022 HI Member of the Year); and Mr. Bryce Wells, R&D Engineer Specialist, Flowserve Corporation (2022 Young Engineer of the Year).

About the Hydraulic Institute (HI)

Founded in 1917, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump manufacturers in North America. As the global authority on pumps and pump systems, HI develops standards and technical resources including application guidebooks, online tools, and calculators. HI manages efficiency programs that stem from its advocacy work with the US Department of Energy including the HI Energy Rating label that is used to identify efficient equipment and the Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification that designates qualified individuals.  Both programs work to promote the efficient use of pumps and pumping systems. The Institute’s educational subsidiary, Pump Systems Matter (PSM), provides product neutral training on energy efficiency, reliability, and effective applications of pump systems through an extensive catalog of live, virtual, and on-demand courses and webinars.

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