Flowserve SIHIBoost was awarded the prestigious Technical Innovation of the Year Award for 2016 by the Pump Industry Awards.
Launched 16 years ago, the Pump Industry Awards are widely regarded as a significant industry recognition and are held in association with the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA). The Technical Innovation of the Year Award recognizes companies that produce products with unique features, multiple benefits and far-reaching innovative solutions.
Flowserve SIHI received the Technical Innovation of the Year Award for SIHIBoost, which provides dramatically quicker evacuation down to deep vacuum levels with less power and a smaller footprint. By harvesting the kinetic energy of heavier rotors that run five times faster than typical machinery, it is quieter, safer and cleaner. Mass inertia is stored during idle periods and can be released immediately. In addition, hydraulic optimization enables unique pump pressure gradients of one-million-to-one. Mechanatronically synchronized contact-free moving parts reduce the need for oil-centric lubrication.
Shaun Hampson, Managing Director, Sterling Fluid Systems (UK) Ltd., Flowserve-SIHI Manchester Quick Response Center, UK, accepted the award on behalf of the company during a ceremony in Oxfordshire, UK.
“We are pleased to be one of eight worthy winners to receive this global award, which recognizes industry products for their unique features, benefits and far-reaching innovative solutions,” Hampson said. “It helps to highlight the strategic position and innovative power of Flowserve SIHI, and how our highly dedicated teams make a difference.”
The award is sponsored by Process Industry Informer, the UK process industry magazine and news service geared toward process and chemical engineers in the food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, power and energy, plastics and rubber, paper and pulp, metals and minerals, and waste and wastewater industries.