As seen on www.csemag.com : September 17, 2015
2015 Product of the Year winners
Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2015 Product of the Year; read about the winners.
Winners of the 11th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included mobile applications that allow engineers to perform tasks wirelessly, a magnetic bearing water-cooled chiller, and an all-in-one variable frequency drive that combines induction and permanent magnet motors. Each of the following winning innovations has been designed to increase efficiency and improve system quality.
This year, companies submitted from their new and improved products debuted in 2014 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 41 winners you’ll find here—including the 2015 Most Valuable Product winner, which received the most reader votes overall.
Parallel sensorless pump control
Armstrong Fluid Technology’s PSPC is designed to provide intelligent orchestration of the full pump array using the combined pump performance map. To do so, PSPC deploys a fundamentally different pump staging concept called “best efficiency staging,” which constantly evaluates the optimal number of operating pumps and their ideal speeds against the pressure and flow requirements of the system. This allows the operator to control overall pumping efficiency across a parallel pumping configuration at any given time.
Armstrong Fluid Technology, www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com