ITT Goulds Pumps’ World of Pumps Quiz is an online series of questions aimed at raising awareness of the role industrial pumps play in modern life. It began on 15 November, and the company posts questions biweekly, with the last questions to be posted on 1 April. It will be followed by Pump Appreciation Day, an international celebration of pumps on April 10, 2012, when the company will donate money for every correct answer to the ECC Program, an international education effort that teaches first aid, including the recommended method for hands-only CPR.
More than 5,000 people representing 141 countries have already answered questions on the website.
"As we move past the halfway point of the quiz, people from scores of countries are logging on again and again to test their pump knowledge," said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of ITT Industrial Process, manufacturer of Goulds Pumps. "The broad participation indicates the importance of industrial pumps around the world, and helps to demonstrate why we call pumps the 'heart of industry."
Future questions will include topics related to energy efficiency, causes of pump failure and power calculations.
To enter the quiz, you can go to www.worldofpumpsquiz.com. Contestants can answer as many or as few questions as they like, and sign up to receive automatic notifications when the next question is posted.