The Hydraulic Institute is looking for pump users and specifiers, producers, government agencies, standards developers, and interest groups to review drafts of new pump standards. The process will evaluate the newly completed standard for definition, selection, operation, application, and maintenance of centrifugal slurry pumps. The evaluation committee should include those directly and materially affected by the new standards. To inquire about participation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pumps.org.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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