The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) launched a fluid power technology award program for engineers and technicians who are using fluid power to effectively address customer needs. Nominations are now being accepted.

Applicants must provide documentation of their innovation. An online application can be found at www.nfpa.com/misc/OurIndustry/InnovationAwardForm. The program is particularly interested in nominations from engineers and technicians who have used fluid power to:
• Increase energy efficiency;
• Improve reliability;
• Reduce system size while maintaining or increasing power output;
• Reduce environmental impact; and
• Improve and apply energy storage, recovery and redeployment capabilities.

The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2011, and winners will be notified no later than July 31, 2011. The winners will be selected by a judging committee consisting of members of the NFPA Marketing Committee. Membership in NFPA is not required. Full eligibility criteria and application materials are available online at www.nfpa.com/award/.