SENECA FALLS, NY- April 04, 2013 - More than 15,065 industry engineers and professionals in 151 countries participated in ITT Goulds Pumps' World of Pumps Quiz, demonstrating both their expert knowledge and enthusiasm for the trade. The global leader in pump technology saw a 39 percent increase in quiz participants over last year's inaugural game.
Engineers tested their knowledge on a wide range of pump topics, including the most important pump to maintain -- the human heart. Questions included:
- In what year was the world's first pump, the shadoof, invented? (Around 2,000 B.C.)
- What is the most prevalent cause of pump downtime and maintenance? (Seal leakage)
- Where do most cardiac arrests occur? (At home -- 80 percent)
"The pump industry's engineers and experts are some of the brightest people in the world," said John Manna, vice president, marketing, for 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 the course of five months on a biweekly basis leading up to Pump Appreciation Day, to take place worldwide April 9. For an additional challenge, 10 optional, expert-level questions were also posed to players during the duration of the quiz.
Pump Appreciation Day also spotlights the world's most important pump, the human heart. ITT Goulds Pumps has donated $25,000 to the global Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and its global partners. These funds will support training sessions for hands-only CPR.
All quiz questions and answers are available for viewing now at www.worldofpumpsquiz.com/q-and-a, and the next installment of the quiz is slated for November 2013. Participants across the globe can learn more about both pumps and the human heart on the Pump Appreciation Day website.
About ITT and ITT Goulds Pumps
ITT (NYSE: 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 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.
Goulds Pumps, a flagship brand of ITT, 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, Goulds Pumps continues to lead the industry in both mechanical pump design and the adoption of smart technologies. For more information, visit www.gouldspumps.com.