To learn more about these winning technologies, read the Innovation Awards announcement in the September issue of Flow Control, and keep an eye out for the October issue, which will feature case studies/ application stories on each of the winning technologies.

Flow Control magazine has recognized 10 fluid handling technologies as 2011 Flow Control Innovation Award winners for novel solutions in the areas of fluid measurement, control and containment.

Nominees were presented in the June issue of Flow Control, and more than 1,100 reader votes were received. The winning technologies recognized as the most innovative by readers were announced in the September issue of Flow Control magazine, followed by real-world application stories on each in the October issue.

“We believe the technologies named as winners in this year’s Flow Control Innovation Awards program represent some truly cutting-edge designs that offer unique solutions to real-world fluid handling application issues,” says Matt Migliore, Flow Control’s executive director of content. “We offer our sincere congratulations to the manufacturers of the winning technologies and much thanks to all of our readers and website visitors who placed votes in this year’s Innovation Awards program.”

The 2011 Flow Control Innovation Award winners are:

MEASUREMENT

Endress+Hauser’s E200 Two-Wire Coriolis Flowmeter
Endress+Hauser’s Promass E 200 is a two-wire 4-20 mA HART, loop-powered Coriolis flowmeter that uses patented Adaptive Power Techniques to provide continuous, accurate and reliable mass flow and density measurements without the need for converters, custom power supplies, or barriers.

Fluid Components International’s ST100 Series Thermal Mass Flowmeter
FCI’s ST100 Series is a feature-rich and adaptable thermal mass gas flowmeter solution for industrial process applications, providing such key features as: a unique digital/graphical display for continuous viewing of all measurement data; 4-20mA, HART 7, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, and Modbus outputs; exclusive triple variable measurement of flow, temperature and pressure; onboard data logger stores five calibrations; and VeriCal in-situ calibration verification.

McCrometer’s FPI Magnetic Flowmeter
McCrometer’s full-profile insertion FPI Mag Flowmeter for municipal and industrial water/wastewater applications delivers unmatched accuracy in a hot-tap insertion design, cutting installed meter costs by more than 45 percent in medium and large lines.

Sage Metering’s QED Precision Landfill Gas Flowmeter
The Sage Prism is a portable battery-operated thermal mass flowmeter that logs 3,800 points of gas flow during 10 hours of operation. The data-logging flowmeter features 16 selectable gas calibration ranges and includes free software.

CONTROL

ALMATEC’s FUTUR-OMEGA Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pump
The FUTUR OMEGA-Series, with its solid and complete PTFE or stainless steel design, using the newest generation of PTFE compounds and diaphragm geometry, has been developed for high-end semiconductor applications with double the lifetime of most AODD pumps for similar applications.

Brooks Instrument’s GF Series Mass Flow Controllers
Brooks Instrument”s GF Series’ MultiFlo gas and range configurability can be reconfigured for new gas calibrations and full-scale ranges without the time and cost of removing the device from the gas line.

Hawk Measurement’s Self-Cleaning Gladiator Acoustic Switch
The Hawk Acoustic Wave Switch uses high-power/low-frequency transducers, which are self-cleaning. The power of each pulse (pressure wave) blows the water, moisture and buildup off the face of the diaphragm. The Acoustic Switch is designed for continuous operation in dusty, wet environments where other technologies fail.

Sierra Instruments’ Smart Trak 2 High-Pressure Controller
Utilizing a unique (patent-pending) valve design, Sierra’s high-pressure unit will precisely control gas mass flowrate at pressures up to 5000 PSIG (333 BARG) over a wide range of 100 sccm to 50 slpm, with leak-by of less than 0.08 percent. This represents an order of magnitude performance improvement over equivalent metal-seat controllers.

Warren Rupp’s AirVantage Energy-Saving Technology
AirVantage significantly reduces air consumption over conventional AODD pumps. Beta tests and field trials have shown that AirVantage provides up to 50 percent energy savings compared to traditional AODD pumps.

CONTAINMENT

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ Turcon M12 PTFE-Based Sealing Material
Turcon M12 from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-based sealing material whose performance is unrivaled in key hydraulic sealing characteristics, such as friction, wear and high-pressure operation. Extensive testing showed that Turcon M12 is resistant to virtually all media, including a broad range of lubricants and has outstanding wear resistance and friction characteristics.

To learn more about these winning technologies, read the Innovation Awards announcement in the September issue of Flow Control, and keep an eye out for the October issue, which will feature case studies/application stories on each of the winning technologies.

For more details on the Flow Control Innovation Awards program and/or to request nomination forms for the 2012 program, e-mail FlowControl@GrandViewMedia.com.