Electronic Data Exchange In The Pump Industry
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In the pump industry, technical information is shared throughout the supply chain - among the purchasers, suppliers, engineering contractors, procurement, operations, and maintenance - playing a crucial role in the life cycle of pumping equipment and pumping systems. Using, storing, and managing this technical information contributes to the overall design, procurement, and maintenance costs of the equipment. Electronic data exchange (EDE) is the process of sending and receiving technical and commercial information using digital file transfer methodologies. This information is often created, reviewed, used, and updated with numerous software applications by the stakeholders over the life cycle of the pump and the pumping system. Electronic data exchange is advantageous over conventional paper-based or manual methods because the data are reliably transferred between purchasers and suppliers without time consuming and error prone manual transcription of data. Background on pump data sheets, XML as the underlying data exchange technology, and a case study are presented. This tutorial will provide attendees an understanding of the benefits and technology used in electronic data exchange and insight into the EDE pump standards. Attendees will also be given guidelines and strategies for implementing these practices in their own organization.
Burkhardt, Kenneth; Dahl, Trygve; Palmer, Mark E. (2007). Electronic Data Exchange In The Pump Industry. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from