Julian Atchia, director of engineered products for SJE-Rhombus, recently was recognized by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for his technical leadership and contributions in the creation of ANSI/HI Standards.

Atchia worked to update the standard for Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps for Hydraulic Performance, Hydrostatic Pressure, Mechanical, and Electrical Acceptance Tests, ANSI/HI 11.6-2011. This newly revised standard changes direction and represents a major departure from the previous Submersible Pump Test Standard (ANSI/HI 11.6-2001) in that the submersible pump is guaranteed and tested as a complete close-coupled unit.  

HI Pump Standards are accepted references for anyone involved in pumps, including users, consultants, contractors, construction firms, manufacturers of pumps, seals, motors, instrumentation, controls, and pump software developers and systems integrators. HI periodically introduces new standards based on industry needs. The organization’s complete library of ANSI/HI standards for the pump industry is available in both electronic and print formats at eStore.Pumps.org.