Launched 16 years ago, the Pump Industry Awards are now widely regarded as the industry event. Whether it’s recognising companies and individuals who go the extra mile or acting as a motivator to encourage more companies to fulfil their potential, the core values of the awards have not changed over the years.
This year’s Pump Industry Awards Gala Dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park on Thursday 10th March and Process Industry Informer were once again proud to sponsor one of the awards
The evening’s celebrations commenced with an ABB-sponsored drinks reception, followed by a delicious 3-course meal. The awards ceremony was the highlight of the evening, hosted by BBC News Presenter Mary Rhodes and held in association with the BPMA and sponsored by Process Industry Informer, KSB, SPP Pumps, AESSEAL, WEG, Tomlinson Hall & Co and World Pumps.
The 2016 finalists were awarded certificates on stage and the eight worthy winners announced and presented with certificates & trophies.
After dinner entertainment followed with the hilarious Dominic Holland whose performance was greatly received by the guests. Thank you to Grundfos Pumps, WILO and Xylem for their sponsorship of the entertainment which meant we could book such a respected comedian.
Finally and to round off the evening we held a charity raffle to raise money for WaterAid. With prizes donated by ABB, AESSEAL, the BPMA, Floweserve SIHI, Grundfos Pumps, ITT Goulds Pumps, John Crane, KSB, Process Industry Informer, SPP Pumps, Tomlinson Hall & Co, Touchwave Media, WEG, Wilo and World Pumps, we managed to raise a staggering £1800.00!
There was then further entertainment and networking in the bar with the not to be missed John Crane-sponsored Survivor’s Breakfast being served at 1am and a fun money casino available until the early hours.
As always the gala dinner was truly a night to remember and provided companies in attendance the chance to celebrate the success of the PIA finalists and winners as well as mingle and network!
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Награды 2016 были сосредоточены на производстве и поставках, включая инновации и достижения, энергосбережение, инженерное совершенство, заботу о клиентах и мотивацию сотрудников.
В ночное время шесть компаний и два человека были награждены, и фантастическая ночь была у всех!
Технические инновации - Продукция
Спонсор: Индустрия технологической промышленности
Победитель: Flowserve SIHI : The SIHIboost
Dramatically faster evacuation down to deep vacuum levels with less power, smaller footprint, quieter, safer, and cleaner by harvesting the Kinetic Energy of heavier rotors which run five-times faster than usual machines. Mass inertia is stored during idle periods and then released immediately when demanded. Game-changing hydraulic optimisation allows pump pressure gradients of one-million-to-one while in the rough pressure area. This is unique and would normally need a high number of pressure stages. Mechatronically synchronised, contact-free, moving parts removes the need for oil-centric lubrication and associated mess. Simple operation and long-term reliability are at the centre of all Flowserve SIHI’s innovative designs.
Технические инновации - Проекты
Победитель: Neptuno Pumps : energy efficient pumps help fight climate change
Los Pelambres Mining Co., located at 3600 m.a.s.l. in Chile, wanted to increase its pumping capacity, improve its energy efficiency and reuse components from its old equipment. Neptuno Pumps designed and manufactured new pumps under a circular economy approach with recycled materials and 30% less components, which increased the pumping capacity by 5%, using 33% less pumps, while improving energy efficiency by 15.4%, saving US$ 579,033 and reducing 3798 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Экологический вклад года
Спонсор: SPP Pumps
Победитель: Bedford Pumps save stakeholders £3m on fish friendly scheme
Bedford Pumps’ Fish Friendly pumps successfully pass eels and fish in compliance with the EU Eel Regulations. Bedford Pumps worked closely with Peter Brett Associates to evolve the civil engineering and pipeline design at Webb’s Hole Pumping Station to carefully mitigate damage to eels and fish whilst at the same time delivering stakeholders £3M in capital savings against their national framework estimate. The station, which also includes the creation of some bird habitat, is the first of its kind to fully embrace the regulations from concept through to commissioning.
Sponsored by: WEG
Победитель: Tomlinson Hall & Co.
Tomlinson Hall’s engineering heritage – built up over 97 years and reinforced by our team’s technical expertise – enables us to create bespoke solutions for customers. We ensure clients can meet the challenges they face, whatever the scenario. As both a pump manufacturer and a pump distributor, we understand industrial challenges from multiple perspectives. Remaining committed to service excellence, in 2015 we significantly enhanced our customer service provision and also invested heavily in training.
KSB is one of the largest manufacturers of pumps, valves and automation products in the world. Founded in Germany in 1871, and now with 16,000 employees, KSB is truly a global company. Present in the UK since 1896, KSB is able to offer customers a large variety of products and services. Investing in people, manufacturing and innovation has helped maintain KSB’s place as a market leader in the supply of pumps to many industries.
Спонсор: Tomlinson Hall & Co
Победитель: Джон Крейн
John Crane is a global leader in engineered technology, supplying engineered products and services to energy services customers and other major process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and artificial lift equipment. John Crane employs about 6,900 people and has more than 230 sales and service facilities in 50 countries.
Спонсор: World Pumps
Победитель: Ryan Pearson, Grundfos Pumps
Ryan has worked in the water industry for 12 years and is passionate about what he does. He has a helpful ‘can do’ attitude, which he combines with practical ‘hands on’ knowledge and excellent communication skills, making him a highly thought of, well-respected member of the Grundfos team. Ryan understands the importance of sharing knowledge, he always goes the extra mile and is a great ambassador not only for the company but the wider industry.
Премия за жизненные достижения
Winner: Ken Hall, Managing Director of Calpeda Pumps
Having served as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, Ken moved into the pump industry in the early 1980s, initially as a Contracts Engineer in the mining and oil pump sector, later moving into a technical sales role. He served with Calpeda Pumps since 1986 where he has held positions including; Sales Manager, Sales Director and since 1995 Managing Director. In addition to heading up the company`s UK and Ireland operations, he also works for their head office in Italy, providing technical and commercial sales support across the world, he also heads up their energy policy unit.
Ken has been a member of the BPMA council for over 20 years, and held the position of BPMA President on two occasions. He is still a Director of the BPMA, and BPMA representative on the council of the European Pump Manufacturers Federation (Europump) and served as their President in 2007 and 2008. Ken was the architect and driving force behind Europump`s acclaimed energy policy ECOPUMP, and has promoted the pump industry European and UK energy policy at events and conferences across the world including; the USA, South Africa, India, and China. He continues to serve on Europump council, and has been appointed to the role of special advisor to Europump council on energy policy.
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 2017 event please contact Andrew Castle at [Электронная почта защищена].