The Hydraulic Institute introduces the recently published Reliability of Pumping Equipment guide. This publication provides reliability insights, such as expected reliability levels, monitoring approaches and methods of improvement. Information is also included on how to identify satisfactory operation for different pump types, classes of service and importance. Maintenance and reliability professionals looking to benchmark and improve reliability and cost of ownership will benefit from the information contained in this guide. It provides an overview of initial equipment selection relative to the product life expectation as well as installation recommendations that will improve system reliability; classifies methods of quantifying reliability using computer maintenance management systems and identifies how to improve the reliability of bad actor systems; identifies how to achieve optimal life of pumping equipment when it is correctly designed, sized and selected for a given application and operated (and maintained) as specified and categorizes solutions for analyzing, improving and replacing existing equipment, as well as defining the importance of life-cycle cost analysis for new equipment. http://estore.pumps.org/Guidebooks/Reliability.aspx.