[Tagging] Pumps (wells and many other things)

Michael Patrick geodesy99 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 04:01:46 UTC 2020

Since pumps have been a manufactured commodity for about 400 years (
) there is an abundance of existing typologies and taxonomies dealing with
pumps. If the goal is a general tagging scheme that can further be refined
when needed to more detailed descriptions, there is a fairly low delta from
a complete scheme compared to an incomplete one which will grow by random
accretion. See  IEEE GlobalSpec's Engineering360
There are public domain classification systems available also, like *UNSPSC*
# *4015151 *takes you to a  Stainless Steel Deep Well Submersible Pump. See
the section " 2.2. Industrial Categorization Schemes and Product Data
in 'Inter-organizational Networks" in Integrated Product Ontologies for
Inter-Organizational Networks' at
As a bonus, the UNSPSC is already translated to English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese,
Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Hungarian.W3C has somewhat detailed
instructions how to approach building a typology for the .many other
things', one at
https://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/w3pm/XGR-w3pm-20091008/#B.12 , there are
similar simpler cookbooks out there.

Michael Patrick
Data Ferret
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