Washington, USA-based Pump-Flo Solutions has released Pump-Flo Premium, described as a major update to its Web-based pump selection software. The new program—a subscription-based Web version of its Pump-Flo program—features secure “cloud computing” technology, a refined user interface and a redesigned Web site, according to the company. New collaborative sharing tools, the ability to save pump search lists and online searchable manufacturers’ catalogs top the list of new capabilities.

According to Pump-Flo Solutions, more than 80 pump manufacturers support Pump-Flo Premium by making their pump performance catalogs available in electronic format. The program searches from more than 135,000 digitized pump curves, making Pump-Flo the largest pump performance database in the world.

The company said a goal of Pump-Flo Premium is to create a community of pump users where collaboration is convenient. Using the latest in cloud computing technology, Pump-Flo Premium stores pump projects on secured Web servers, and enables sharing of the pump selection between users. A new List Manager feature makes this possible, allowing users to save selection lists, add project notes, customize the view and rename columns. The List Manager also lets users share saved search results with anyone having an e-mail address and Internet access, including non-subscribers. The user has the ability to allow full access or a view-only status with whomever they are sharing. Non-subscribers can view the selection list for free on the Pump-Flo Premium collaboration Web site.

Currently, 85 catalogs are available on Pump-Flo Select, the free Web-based version; and more than 100 catalogs are available through the Pump-Flo desktop and paid online Pump-Flo Premium versions. The Pump-Flo pump selection tool is included as part of the Pipe-Flo piping system design software.