ITT | Pump Appreciation Day

Nearly 11,000 Take the World of Pumps Quiz, Spurring Heart-Health Donation on Pump Appreciation Day April 10

    Margaret Gan | 4/4/2012

    Round One of Online Test Attracts Participants From More Than 150 Countries

    SENECA FALLS, NY--(Marketwire - April 04, 2012) - Thousands of people around the world know how much beer is pumped at the world's largest brewery, the average efficiency of industrial pumps and more after taking the World of Pumps Quiz from ITT Goulds Pumps over the past five months.

    April 1 ended round one of the quiz, an online series of questions aimed at raising awareness of the role industrial pumps play in modern life, while generating company donations to teach first aid and CPR around the world. ITT Goulds Pumps will announce the donation during the April 10 observance of Pump Appreciation Day, an international celebration of pumps as the heart of industry.

    More than 10,800 people from 153 countries clicked in over 20 weeks to take all or part of the 10-question first round of the quiz. In addition to the beer-production query -- Piedras Negras, Mexico, is home to Grupo Modelo, maker of Corona beer, which produces 30 million hectoliters per year at full capacity -- they faced questions such as:

    • The average operating efficiency of industrial process pumps (30 to 40 percent)
    • The location of a pump that was originally installed in 1900 and is about to be put back into service (Indonesia)
    • In oil refining, how often the failure of a pump's mechanical seal results in a fire (about one out of 1,000 seal failures).
    See all of the questions and answers at

    "The quiz was a fun way to raise awareness for Pump Appreciation Day on April 10" said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of ITT Industrial Process, manufacturer of Goulds Pumps. "We know from online feedback that people from all over the world enjoyed testing their pump knowledge and brushing up on their pump trivia -- and as a result, ITT Goulds Pumps will be donating to benefit the international Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and its global partners."br />
    Pagano said the company will offer new rounds of the quiz later this year, as part of a company-wide effort to promote heart-health by supporting the ECC's global education programs.

    "Pump Appreciation Day will be an annual celebration of pumps as the heart of industry, supported by new rounds of the World of Pumps Quiz," he said. "People soon will be able to further test their knowledge and learn about pumps, and ITT Goulds Pumps will continue donating to support another very important pump, the human heart, as a result of their efforts."
    Pagano added that this year's donation also will honor winners of the company's Heart of Industry awards. Announced on Pump Appreciation Day, the awards are given to customer organizations by ITT Goulds Pumps sales offices and distributors. The Heart of Industry recognizes customers for excellence in using pump technology to improve processes, satisfy customers and enhance our modern way of life.

    Other Pump Appreciation Day initiatives include:

    • Pulse of Industry Honor Roll - Pump-industry workers can be named to this new honor roll for such achievements as improving pump efficiency, providing outstanding maintenance, solving engineering or manufacturing challenges, or exceeding expectations to keep equipment running.
    • Consumer education - High-energy videos and consumer-friendly fact sheets will help non-experts understand the indispensable role that pumps play in making the things we use in everyday life.
    • Local events - ITT Goulds Pumps and its distributors will hold education and recognition events for customers and employees at locations worldwide.

    About ITT and ITT Goulds Pumps

    ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 30 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2011 revenues of $2.1 billion. For more information, visit

    ITT Goulds Pumps is the world's leading manufacturer of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets -- including chemical, mining, oil & gas, power generation, pulp and paper, and general industry. As the only manufacturer to make digital monitoring standard on every process pump, ITT Goulds Pumps continues to lead the industry in both mechanical pump design and the adoption of smart technologies. For more information, visit