Pumps are incredible machines that have been performing essential jobs for more than 2,000 years. Today's pumps extract nearly 1.5 trillion barrels of oil each year, help produce more than 80 million Hershey Kisses each day, and the largest one stands 32 feet tall and 225 feet wide and is capable of moving more than 150,000 gallons of fluid per second.
In April, ITT's Industrial Process business once again recognized the people and operations that make pumps such an indispensable part of our everyday lives. As part of IP's annual Pump Appreciation Day, the business educated the world about industrial pumps and put the spotlight on pump professionals – from engineers to distributors to end customers – who go above and beyond to keep the world's pumps running.
This year, 18 organizations were presented the Heart of Industry Award, which recognizes companies or plants whose operational excellence and use of pump technology enhance plant processing, customer relationships and our way of life. In addition, 13 people were named to the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll, an individual recognition program to commend pump professionals for their exceptional work in pump operations, maintenance or process optimization.
Pump Appreciation Day didn't end on April 8. Throughout 2014, the event will focus on the most important pump – the human heart – through sponsorship of CPR training sessions conducted by the Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) organization at four international customer, distributor and company locations. In addition, IP sites around the world will hold Heart Walks and similar events to raise money for the ECC.
For more information, visit www.pumpappreciationday.com