Engineers Show Skills on World of Pumps Quiz
This year, over 15,065 industry engineers and professionals in 151 countries participated in ITT Goulds Pumps’ World of Pumps Quiz. This represents a 39 percent increase over participation in last year’s quiz. The quiz challenges pump enthusiasts to test their knowledge of the industry while recognizing the world’s most important pump: the human heart.
Engineers were tested on a wide variety of pump topics, including questions about heart health. Questions included:
Q: In what year was the world's first pump, the shadoof, invented?
A: Around 2,000 B.C.
Q: What is the most prevalent cause of pump downtime and maintenance?
A: Seal leakage)
Q: Where do most cardiac arrests occur?
A: At home -- 80 percent
"The pump industry's engineers and experts are some of the brightest people in the world," says John Manna, Vice President of Marketing, ITT Goulds Pumps. "Their excitement and involvement in the quiz week after week shows that not only are they intelligent, they're engaged and dedicated to the industry."
Questions were posted over a five-month period on a biweekly basis, culminating in Pump Appreciation Day on April 9. Throughout the competition, 10 optional, expert-level questions were also offered as an additional challenge.
This year, ITT Goulds Pumps donated $25,000 to the global Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and its global partners. The donation will go towards supporting hands-only CPR training sessions around the world.
All quiz questions and answers are now available on the World of Pumps Quiz website; more information about Pump Appreciation Day can be found here. The next installment of the quiz is scheduled for November 2013.