The 2015 Pump Industry Awards held in association with the BPMA and now into its twelfth year, once again achieved its goal in bringing together the entire pump industry for a celebration of business and professional excellence.
Sponsored by some of the leading brands in the pumps sector including World Pumps, KSB, Tomlinson Hall & Co, SPP Pumps, AESSEAL, WEG Electric Motors, Process Industry Informer, John Crane, ABB & Victory Valley the 2015 black tie event has been heralded as ‘the best PI Awards yet.’
Held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth on Thursday 19th March the gala awards evening was attended by over 200 pump industry professionals who raised much needed funds for WaterAid, the BPMA’s chosen charity.
Entertainment was provided by Alfie Moore, policeman turned professional comedian who recounted numerous tales from his life at the front-line of the police force and as always the evening encouraged a great deal of networking in a competitive but friendly atmosphere, where the 2015 winners were revealed by celebrity compère BBC News anchor Babita Sharma.
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The awards focus on key areas of manufacture and supply, including innovation and achievement, energy saving, engineering excellence, customer care and employee motivation.
On the night, six companies and two individuals were awarded, and a fantastic night was had by all!
Technical Innovation – Products
Sponsored by: KSB
Winner: The Grundfos GO Remote
The Grundfos GO is the most comprehensive platform for mobile pump control available to the market today. It provides simple, handheld support acting as an intuitive assistant and saves time on everything from commissioning, data collection, reporting through to sizing and replacement for a wide range of pumps and applications. The Grundfos GO is always online and ready to use wherever and whenever it is needed.
Technical Innovation – Projects
Sponsored by: Process Industry Informer
Winner: Improving Performance of Minera Collahuasi”s Water Pumping System, Neptuno Pumps
Collahuasi Mining Co., located in Chile at 4.500 meters above sea level, has one of the most aggressive waters in the world, reaching 50.000 (mg/l) of chloride concentration. Neptuno Pumps performed a complete redesign of its pumps through a complete CFD/FEA analysis together with a full material upgrade, incorporating superior alloys and advanced engineered thermoplastics which improved pump operational availability in a 600%, reaching 18.000 hours of continuous operation, allowing savings of US$650,000 per year.
Environmental Contribution of the Year
Sponsored by: SPP Pumps
Победитель: Pump as Turbine in place of Pressure Reducing Valve, KSB Ltd & Kier
KSB’s ‘Pump as Turbine’ was introduced by Kier & KSB into South West Water’s Supply Network, to act in place of a Pressure Reducing Valve, thus capturing energy that would otherwise be wasted and converting it to electricity that can be fed into the grid. This environmentally friendly pump project has enabled South West Water to continue to work towards meeting their target for renewable power generation (30GWh by 2015).
Sponsored by: AESSEAL
Winner: ClydeUnion Pumps – An SPX Brand
An SPX brand, ClydeUnion Pumps Glasgow, is one of the world”s leading pump companies – a market leading centre of excellence in providing original equipment pumping technologies and full system solutions. Approaching 150 years Pumping Heritage, including Weir Pumps, we focus on delivering engineering excellence and customer satisfaction. With dedicated Aftermarket and Field Service, we provide full product life cycle solutions supporting Service, Repair, Overhaul and Spare Parts, Customer Training, RCA studies, Upgrades and Re-rates.
Sponsored by: WEG Electric Motors
Победитель: Drilling & Pumping Supplies (DPS)
DPS designs, supplies and installs pumping equipment throughout the whole of Ireland. As a leading supplier, DPS’s successful track record in customer satisfaction stems from efficient pump selections and advice that often exceeds customer expectations. Excellent communication between the dedicated engineering and service functions ensures seamless delivery from supplier to customer. DPS’s vision is to be the leader in design, supply, and installation throughout Ireland.
Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by: Tomlinson Hall & Co
Winner: WEG Electric Motors UK
Preparing for the 2015 change in legislation has been an ongoing process for WEG, IE3 motors were launched for general sale in 2009 with IE4 made readily available in 2013. A programme of training and education has continued throughout 2014 with customers and distributors invited to conferences bringing them together with industry experts to discuss the impact of these changes in legislation.
Moving forward, WEG continues to develop products that exceed the European efficiency standards whilst growing stock holding throughout Europe to meet demands.
Engineer of the Year
Sponsored by: World Pumps
Победитель: Emma Lambert, ClydeUnion Pumps – An SPX Brand
As Lead Engineer / Team Leader on the Statoil project Mariner, Emma has excelled and exceeded all expectations combining technical excellence and innovation with her notable project & people management skills to deliver three new design pump packages, valuing approximately $20 million, including the world”s largest cast NORSOK (ASTM A995 6A) injection pump. Emma has also created a dynamic, highly motivated team culture perfectly aligned to SPX core values: integrity, accountability and innovation.
Премия за жизненные достижения
Sponsored by: BPMA
Winner: Bob Went
As an active member of BPMA’s Council and Technical Committees until his retirement in December, he has been involved in many key decisions and contributed, technically, to many international standards and guides that are available today. His hard work, support and technical competence have been greatly appreciated within the BPMA over the last 11 years and his contributions will now be sadly missed.
For further information about the Pump Industry Awards, and to view the photo gallery of this year’s event please visit the website at www.pumpindustryawards.com. If you are interested in sponsoring, nominating and/or attending the 2016 event please contact Andrew Castle at [Электронная почта защищена]