Lacey, WA, April 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recognizes Engineered Software, Inc.  Chief Engineer and CEO, Ray Hardee, P.E. and Application Engineer, Roy Lightle for their technical leadership and contributions in the creation of ANSI/HI Standards.
Both Hardee and Lightle served as members of the committee aimed at helping pump industry firms increase efficiency and productivity by utilizing the EDE processes outlined in the new, Electronic Data Exchange for Pumping Equipment, HI 50.7-2010. This new HI Standard clearly explains the HI-EDE initiative as it affects the pump industry, and presents a common standard for the digital exchange of technical data for pumping equipment. EDE offers a time-saving, cost-saving solution that also assures the accurate preservation of data as it is transferred from department to department or through an entire supply chain.
“Engineered Software has been working towards standardizing the electronic data exchange for years since customers need our products to ‘speak’ to their other software applications,” said Ray Hardee, CEO and Chief Engineer at Engineered Software, Inc. “Having a standard for electronic data exchange makes this job easier for not only PUMP-FLO  software integration but anyone in the future who needs their pump data shared between their workforce software.”
The intent of the Electronic Data Exchange standard is to transform and improve information sharing practices and change the way business will be conducted within and across every organization in the pump industry. Individuals interested in learning specific details regarding the benefits of electronic data exchange for pump industry firms are invited to visit HI’s dedicated educational web page at www.Pumps.org/EDE. 
HI Pump Standards are reliable, widely 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. HI’s complete library of ANSI/HI standards for the pump industry is user-friendly, and available in both electronic and print formats at eStore.Pumps.org, or by calling the Hydraulic Institute's purchasing line at: 973.267.9700 Ext 118.
About the Hydraulic Institute: Engineered Software, Inc. is a member of the Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America and a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and Standards Partners visit www.Pumps.org,  www.PumpLearning.org  and www.PumpSystemsMatter.org. 
About Engineered Software, Inc.  - Founded in 1982, Engineered Software, Inc. has created products known worldwide for high end-user satisfaction rates. The company has two award-winning product lines – PIPE-FLO and PUMP-FLO Solutions. Recognized as the best in the industry, the programs’ interface was developed and refined based on over 25 years of customer feedback. Engineered Software is also the creator of Flow of Fluids Premium software, and holds an agreement with the Crane Co. to produce, market and sell their Technical Paper, TP410. Engineered Software, Inc. has more than 5,500 clients worldwide across a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, chemical processing, engineering design and consulting, food and beverage, oil and petrochemical, mining and metals, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, waste water collection and treatment and education.